Many of you out there are old enough to remember the TV series Mission: Impossible which lead to the movies by the same name starring Tom Cruise. The secret agents were given a “mission impossible” to tackle. Doesn’t that seem like our lives at times? The question for all of us:
What is our life MISSION? Why are we here? Some people just know what they are called to do. Others can struggle finding their true purpose. I was challenged to answer that question at a wellness conference in December 2009. I first had to write down all the negative thoughts and actions I wanted to move away from, the positive values and actions I wanted to move towards, my talents, and my goals. After thinking about this all day, at 3 in the morning, I finally came up with my one sentence Mission Statement for Life: Patsy Sulak is a loving, energetic force guided by God to lift others.
Taking time to turn off all the pressures and responsibilities of the outside world and connect with our true self can lead to impactful revelations as to what we are called to do. Stephen Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, stated that developing a mission statement is “the single most important activity to direct your life.” I found that to be true. In 2009, I wrote down that I wanted to develop a wellness program, organize motivating peer groups so as to surround myself with wonderful people, improve my marriage, advance in all aspects of my life including my physical, emotional and spiritual health. Developing an impactful mission statement set me on a course that has continued to guide my life today.
What is your mission? This question is for EVERYONE: from stay at home moms, employed, retired, to homeless and prisoners. At any time in our life, we can decide to become the best version of ourselves under any circumstance. At the end of our journey, what do you want people to say about you? Don’t let society decide who you are, how you should react, and what you should do. Don’t let the past dictate your future. The answer is not out there. It’s inside you. You only need to take time to stop, turn off the world, and connect with yourself, and for most of us, a higher power.
It’s about Living WELL Aware!
THANKS to Texas A&M University for having me speak last week on Key Elements to Writing a Mission Statement: Answering the 7 Most Important Questions of Your Life. And, thanks to Texas A&M University Libraries for having me speak to your employees.
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