I want to share a helpful exercise with you that can open you up to creating a life that feels even more proactive and authentic to your truth, paves the road to where you want to be, and it doesn’t take a lot of time to do. (I know how precious your time is).
This exercise is super impactful, though, and taking just a few minutes to go through it can produce positive results in your life.
Creating a personal mission statement for your life is an amazing way to take the reigns back and strengthen the connection you have to your power and your awareness.
Unlocking these important aspects of who you are puts you back in the position of CEO (Chief Empowerment Officer) of your life where you proactively shape your future by creating it instead of riding on the coattails of reactivity.
Grab your journal and answer the following questions. (To add some sacred energy to the exercise, light a candle and take a few deep breaths into your heart before you begin.)
Create Your Personal Mission Statement in 3 Steps
Step 1: Know your core values
Many of us do not know our personal core values. Often when I do this exercise with clients they see that the core values they’ve been living by aren’t actually true for them, but were given to them by others. (family, social constructs, etc.)
Grab the list of core values here.
Take the time to go through the list and use your intuition. You will gravitate toward certain values. Which values stand out to you, call you, or feel “right” in your bones?
Get your list down to your top 10 core values and revisit them, making sure they resonate with you deeply and inspire you. Clarity equals power.
Step 2: Answer these 3 questions
- What would your life be like if you lived according to what you valued – what changes would you make? (personal, family, career, financial – get specific and clear.)
- What would you do if you knew you were completely supported in your choices?
- What have you done in the past that made you feel empowered with your choice and in charge of your life? (This could be a decision you made that felt freeing, even if others disapproved.)
Step 3: Write Your Mission Statement
With the above questions answered and your core values in hand, begin to craft sentences that represent your answers and your core values. Highlight words that really stand out to you and make you feel alive.
As you craft your mission statement, let inspiration guide you. Write and rewrite as you are guided and know that there are no wrong answers, only what’s true for you.
Once your mission statement is written, share it in the comments below. Place it on your nightstand, in your office or on your bathroom mirror. Read it out loud to keep you grounded in what’s important to you.
You can edit your mission statement at any time. Allow it to be a moving work of art (like your life!). Your mission statement can change as you change, the key is to have it resonate with you so you stick with it in the day to day trenches of life.
A personal mission statement is our guidepost keeping us tethered to what’s of value and importance to us.
Be the CEO (Chief Empowered Officer) of Your Life
When we live according to our own personal mission statement, we feel empowered to make decisions that line up with our highest good, don’t feel held back with wanting to please others, and stay in alignment with the bigger picture of our life plan. We become the CEO of our life.