Mission Wrap Up

Okay guys, you asked for it (well, not really but I’m giving it to you anyway)…my Mission Statement.

Per my previous blog post (click here if you haven’t read it), I suggested everyone should have a word list and a mission statement.

Unfortunately, I was lacking a mission statement.

Therefore, I took some time to come up with a mission blueprint for my life and here it is (still a work in progress):

“It is my mission to inspire others through words and deeds to be their best self, as I continue striving to be my best self. To be humble and grateful for all God has given me and walk upright in my purpose. It is my mission to provoke, entertain, amuse, enlighten, motivate, challenge, confront, encourage, and evoke others through my creative expression and gift of writing. To not be afraid to take risks and challenge myself beyond my comfort zone, and to rely on faith during times of uncertainty and unrest. It is my mission to live authentically as possible, being true to myself and giving high regard to my emotional, spiritual, and physical being. To know when enough is enough, and when enough isn’t enough. To learn as much as I can about life, love, and people, and to share what I learn with whoever wants to listen. And finally my mission is to bring warmth, value, love, laughter, loyalty, comfort, tolerance, and understanding to my roles as mother, wife, daughter, sister, friend, aunt, cousin, colleague, and stranger.

In order to accomplish this mission, I will trust in God with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding. In all my ways I’ll acknowledge Him so that He can direct my path.”

So there you have it, my first attempt at a mission statement.

My purpose for sharing it is to inspire others to write and follow their own mission statements as best they can as they go about their lives. I will try, as best I can, to follow my own as well. Keeping in mind as we grow and evolve, our mission statement will grow and evolve. Also keeping in mind we all are human and can be easily distracted and thrown off course. Thus the mission statement—it helps us find our way back home.

6 thoughts on “Mission Wrap Up

  1. Demetria, that was a great mission statement. As usual you truly have the gift of writing. It will take me a minute to come up with my own mission statement.
    But just like you “I will trust in God with all my heart and lean not to my own understanding. In all my ways I’ll acknowledge Him so that He can direct my path.”

  2. While I do not currently have a mission statement, I truly like yours Demetria. During this crazy, busy, & challenging week, all I can do is keep the faith and know I’ll come out of it just fine, or perhaps a stronger individual.

    Also feeling the gratitude comment. Definitely got check out scrabble online.

  3. I hope your crazy, busy, challenging week calms down for you, Starla. Like you said keep the faith, that really is the key to everything.

    Also if you check out Scrabble online, add me to the “play with friends” list. I’ll give you my user name via email. It’s addictive so you might want to think twice before you start.

  4. I absolutely LOVE this. Love it. It never occurred to me to develop a personal mission statement about myself and my writing. I may borrow this idea and work on my own. If I do, and I post about it, do you mind if I refer back to this post?

    I also love how deeply you rely on faith. Mine feels so unsure sometimes– you inspire me.

    • Julie, I’m so glad you stopped by. I truly appreciate your visit. I think everyone should have a personal mission statement, so of course I don’t mind you borrowing the idea and making it your own. It was never my original idea, anyways. I read about it in one of the many books I’ve read over the years (can’t remember which one), and it inspired me.

      The purpose of this post is to inspire others to write their mission statement. I’m grateful it served its purpose to inspire you. Also, I don’t mind you referencing this post on your blog. Why would I mind free publicity for my blog? 🙂 🙂

      Being supportive of fellow writers is something I try to do because only we know the rough roads we travel in this business.

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