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Creating a personal mission statement: Life Coaching beginnings

Updated on April 25, 2014

Mission Statements are valuable in any situation

A mission statement may seem a little strange for an individual instead of a large corporation or business. However, they serve the same purpose: to help prioritize your goals and visualize the future you want to come true. There are several beginning steps to create your own mission statement. A good mission statement should be short, well suited to the person, and explains exactly where you see yourself in the near and far future.

You can create a mission statement for all of the different aspects of your life. Each one can help you understand and prioritize your talents and jobs. If you need to improve on one strength over another, creating an effective mission statement can help you accomplish both while making it clear which one needs to be improved sooner.

One activity you can use to creating your own personal mission statement is to write down every aspect of your life and then give it a title or name. Many people wear many hats throughout their day and week that we typically take for granted who we are and what we do. You can have the hat of parent, spouse, child, sibling, or many other family relations. You can also wear the hat of cook, budget maker, house cleaner, home repairs and many other daily life activities. And of course whatever you as a job, to help make the money to live the life you are currently living all need to be taken into consideration for who you are as a whole person. Each element of who you are is a puzzle piece that will help identify the greater you, but only if you take the time to understand how each element plays a role in your life. Listing how much time you spend in each role, how much energy it takes to do the necessary tasks of the role, and what kind of rewards you earn when you accomplish the given task help to understand why you fulfill each task. They may also help you understand why you ignore others to the detriment of improving yourself.

This is a great theme songs for self-worth

A theme song for those who need to feel better or already feel... HAPPY!

A classic theme song for those going up against tough odds or just working out

Your own theme song

There are some songs out there right now that as soon as you hear them you think of a movie, or even an event in your own life. That is the goal of a good theme song, and that is what a theme song for your own mission statement, or any aspect of your life, can do.

Here are some suggestions for a theme song. Pick something that defines what it is you want to accomplish. If you think you are going to need a song that helps you feel like you are empowered, special or able to do whatever you want, try listening to Firework by Katy Perry.

Maybe you are more interested in feeling better about your day, or you already feel great about your day and want to just enjoy it. Then maybe you should pick Happy by Pharrel Williams as your theme song. This silly song helps people understand they can be happy no matter what is going on in their life right now. It may also bring them back to a moment in their life when they were happy, and that can be a great breath of fresh air when you are having a really bad day.

Or maybe you are old school and want to face some of those extra hard challenges. Eye of the Tiger is a great song Many people know it the second the first few notes come out. This song can help motivate you to reach higher, try harder or push that extra inch to get the job done.

Whatever song you choose, allow it to define what you are doing and who you are. There are thousands of songs out there in every genre, and each one can help you focus on what you want to do with your life, with your vocation and with your family.

A Life Coach can help you

Finding a Life Coach is another way to help create your own mission statement. A certified Life Coach can help you understand who you are and how many other elements of your life you are not considering. Many people have more potential then they are currently using. By employing a Life Coach for a short amount of time, a person can gain a lifetime of results.

Using a good, well-crafted personal mission statement can create motivation each morning to work towards the goal of being a better person. It could be happiness, wealth, health, or any combination of these or other benefits, but a personal mission statement will allow you to improve yourself faster and more efficiently than trying to change without it.

A well-defined mission statement can help you overcome your fears and empower you to do anything to help make a better future for you and those you love.
A well-defined mission statement can help you overcome your fears and empower you to do anything to help make a better future for you and those you love.

Using your new Mission Statement

After you have taken time to categorize your life, take time to think about what kind of theme song would be playing while you are at each of those activities. When you are at your job, what song would you like to hear playing to help define what you are doing? If you are relaxing at home, what kind of music would be playing in the background? Or when you exercise, what music helps to motivate you to go the extra mile?  The music you listen to, or the books you read, or the TV shows you watch can help you visualize what you are in your own eyes.

Do you see yourself as successful? Do you always want to be better than you currently are? One of the easiest changes to make, and honestly the only one you have control over, is how you view yourself. If you can change the way you view yourself then you can change the way you interact with others. Your mission statement can help you do this because it can help you to see the world from a more defined lens. Once you have a mission statement you can take each day in life and help to push yourself to the next step of where you want to go. If you want to change an aspect of your life, your new mission statement will allow you to know where the change needs to happen and which aspects of life are in the most need for change.

Final Thoughts

Even if your life is already good, there is always room for improvement. With a sound mission statement, anyone can get him or herself out of a difficult life situation and view him or herself in a positive and empowering light.

I hope you can find your mission statement and use it to empower yourself to a better future. There are many elements of your life that you can change: from the people you are associated with to where you work. Every aspect of your life can be given a new perspective and the amount of positive change will be quickly realized with the help of a Life Coach and a personal mission statement.

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    • Martin Longden profile image

      Martin Longden 

      3 years ago

      Yes, mission statements definitely can bring you focus and assist you to overcome your fears, and get really clear on aligning every opportunity or challenge you face against your purpose and goals. I also found info useful on leadingpoint.com.au on this topic.

    • tiffany delite profile image

      tiffany delite 

      5 years ago from united states

      thanks for this great hub...i created my first mission statement as a non-traditional bachelor student around 15 years ago. i have tweaked it some since, but for the most part it has stayed the same. i even went a step further and had my kids work on their own mission statements as they became teenagers. great hub...blessings!

    • Rev. Akins profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev. Akins 

      6 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      Thanks, I hope both can help people understand the power of having a good philosophy to follow in life.

    • I Am Rosa profile image

      Rosa Marchisella 

      6 years ago from Canada

      Good article. Voted up and useful, plus linked to it in my Branding Basics hub!

    • Rev. Akins profile imageAUTHOR

      Rev. Akins 

      7 years ago from Tucson, AZ

      What is your personal mission statement or what helped you to create one? I wonder how many people out there use a mission statement to help them rise above the average in life.

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