So, the New Year has come and gone. We are in the middle of February now and I am re-evaluating the resolutions that I set back in January that have already gone by the wayside. I pulled out an old mission statement that I had built back in a Steven Covey Leadership course in college and made a few updates. It would sure be a lot easier to renew my focus on the goals I set vs. making new ones. :)
When my time on earth has ended, I want to have left a legacy of love, leadership, integrity, and many shared adventures. I have recorded a few goals into four categories of focus to help me fulfill my mission and deepen my influence in every relationship. These categories are: Spiritual, Intellectual, Physical and Socio-emotional.
Spiritual: Improving my strengths in this category will increase my capacity to love, courage to lead, and desire to serve.
Goal: Build a closer relationship with God by...
Praying daily for guidance and strength to further discover and fulfill my mission
Serving others with love and compassion weekly
Seeking out the beauty in all things
Taking monthly wilderness adventures to ponder Gods’ role in fulfilling my mission
Intellectual: Improving my strengths in this category will increase my opportunities to love, lead, align myself with truth and be safe on my many adventures.
Goal: Gain a stronger understanding of truth relevant to my mission by…
Being open to all truth from all sources
Seeking relevant truth through daily study and prayer
Discerning what is true and relevant through meditation and prayer
Developing skills in leadership and management through training and experience
Taking monthly wilderness adventures to ponder the role of truth in fulfilling my mission
Physical: Improving my strengths in this category will increase my stamina and prolong the joy in love, leadership, integrity and adventure.
Goal: Increase my physical capacity and stamina to fulfill my mission by…
Exercising my body daily for 1 hour
Preparing whole and nutritional foods that promote a healthy lifestyle
Rising early every day and getting adequate sleep
Taking 1hour each day to groom and 3 hours each quarter to pamper
Taking monthly wilderness adventures in higher elevations or for longer distances to push my physical capacity
Socio-emotional: Improving my strengths in this category will provide opportunities to express love, exercise leadership, demonstrate integrity and share adventures.
Goal: See the world as it could be and do everything possible to make it that way by…
Looking for opportunities to help others
Acknowledging problems as growth opportunities
Seeking first to understand and then to be understood
Being sensitive to the hearts and needs of others
By striving to realize these goals, I will be better prepared to fulfill my mission and deepen my influence in each relationship. My mark the world will be a legacy of love, leadership, integrity, and many shared adventures through my family, friends, community and acquaintances along for the ride. I write this in hopes that I will remember my goals and align my behavior with the mission I want to live.