This is Me, Five Years Ago

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I wrote this mission statement on January 2, 2012 at 10:46AM using Franklin Covey’s mission statement builder. Back then, they didn’t have a way to save it, so I printed it off. It would’ve been useful to have it on the website five years ago, rather than having the physical copy. But I’m getting ahead of myself.

Mission statements are a useful tool to plot out what your current train of thought is, whether you are being introspective for introspective’s sake, or you’re looking to make changes to your professional career, and so on.

So this is what me five years ago decided her journey in life wanted to take. It still holds true to who I am today. The things about my career definitely didn’t take the path I thought they would, but it is nice to get back into that headspace by reflecting on who I was back then.

I am at my best when… I am listening to music, and pounding out something creative, or doing chores, or driving down the street.

I will try to prevent times when… I am asked too many questions all at once and I have to do research to find the answer and people are staring at me like I have egg on my face.

I will enjoy my work by finding employment where I can… love seeing people’s heads spin with all the information we give them. Vegas is a big city, and there’s so much to do.

I will find enjoyment in my personal life through… taking it easy because my job takes so much out of me mentally, but I also love occasional nights out with my friends, two drink minimum, dance a bit and go home to unwind.

I will find opportunities to use my natural talents and gifts such as… photography, creative writing, playing the right song at the right time, cooking, being a leader, and striving for imperfection.

I can do anything I set my mind to. I will… travel the world.

My life’s journey is to… examine the human condition through photography and writing and music.

I will be a person who I would hope… my husband and children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren would say I was awesome, that I gave everything I could with what I had.

My most important future contribution to others will be… that they are taken care of.

I will stop procrastinating and start working on:

  1. I should talk to people in my profession more.
  2. I should be willing to lay myself bare so I can share my talents with the world.
  3. I should stop harping on the negative aspects of my job.

I will strive to incorporate the following attributes into my life:

  1. My sense of humor, my intelligence, my impatience
  2. For trusting God’s voice and fighting for what is right
  3. For believing unconditionally

I will constantly renew myself by focusing on the four dimensions of my life:

  1. To develop a steadier exercise schedule, other than doing it a few days a week and then not doing anything for a month!
  2. To pray more, to examine other faiths.
  3. To stop feeling so drained after a hard day’s work.
  4. To connect with people more.

Readers: have you ever written a mission statement? Would you ever follow a mission statement, if you did?

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