Thursday, February 8, 2007

Updating the Dream

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. :)

Personal Mission Statement

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.

2 comments:

Melanie said...

Those are good goals! I've always wanted to sit down and put my goals and aspirations down in writing. I never seemed to have enough time, but now all I have is time (while the baby sleeps) so you have inspired me!

Sierra said...

I am glad to be an inspiration, and I know that you won't be sorry you did it. It takes a lot of time to really listen to your heart and discover what is most important to you. I started with my relationships with God and went from there. Good luck with your quest.