Good afternoon! It’s been a while since I have posted. Things have been so busy!! I am training for my next powerlifting meet as well as yoga teacher training. I have also been doing a lot of personal development and soul-searching. I will tell you that going through this 200 hour yoga teacher training has definitely been a journey of self discovery. With every assignment I have been able to see past my BS and clear out some of my baggage. It is very cathartic and refreshing.
Part of our 200 RYT yoga teacher training assignment for next weekend was to develop our personal mission statement. What is a personal mission statement and why do you need one? A personal mission statement is based on habit 2 of Stephen Covey’s “7 Habits of Highly Effective People” called ‘begin with the end in mind’. Stephen Covey states that “writing a mission statement is the most important activity an individual can take to truly lead one’s life”.
A personal mission statement is your road map for your life. It can evolve and shift through every phase of your life. It should reflect your values, your talents, and your goals. It can also be your credo or mantra. A mission statement can be short or it can be several paragraphs.
I thought long and hard about my statement. After many revisions I finally came up with something that describes who I am and who I want to be when I grow up.
Heather Hare’s Personal Mission Statement:
“To create a life with intention and gratitude. To have courage and be kind. Be loyal and faithful to my friends and family, stay healthy, and take on any challenges that may arise. Utilize my talent for customer service to aid others in both my personal and professional lives. Help lift others up by providing encouragement and positive energy. Live a life of faith and trust in the Lord. To enjoy this thing called life with a sense of grace and a sarcastic sense of humor.”
PS. Why yes, I did shamelessly borrow a quote from Cinderella :). What is your personal mission statement?