The end of the year is always a good time to re-visit your Mission and think about your Goals. What’s that? You don’t have a Mission – or – perhaps even worse – you don’t have any goals? Well, if you do, that’s great. But if you don’t, right now is absolutely the best time to start!
Goals should be SMART, of course – that is, they should be …
• S – Specific
• M – Measureable
• A – Achievable
• R - Realistic
• T – Timetabled
You can get the low-down on goal-setting in my article How to Set and Achieve a Goal
If you don’t yet have a Mission Statement, I would encourage you to think about writing one. Now, I do mean writing your own, personal Mission Statement. You might think that such an undertaking is not relevant or important to your personal life, but it really is because it will help you to generate focus and direction in your life.
Take your time about constructing your Mission Statement – it should be a statement of personal meaning that embodies your Life Purpose. Now, that may be easy to say, but for many people, discovering their Life Purpose can be a lengthy undertaking. If you are not sure why you are here on the planet, then I suggest you read my free book The 7 Keys to Success.
Now then, about that Mission Statement!
A Good Mission Statement should be:
• A Clear Statement of Intent
• Short & Memorable
You can read more about writing your personal Mission Statement in my article Your Personal Mission Statement.
So right now is the time: forget about New Year’s Resolutions. They don’t work – but goal-setting does!
Take the time to get your Life Purpose clear in your mind. Embody the spirit of it in a Mission Statement; and then set clear Goals that plot the course of your life towards your destination.
If you already have these things in place, revisit them. Meditate upon your Goals, Life Purpose and Mission. Make sure they are right for you. Keep them in mind over the coming year and watch your progress.