It’s easy to go through the motions every day, 365 days a year. Between the daily to-do’s, work, and home responsibilities, life can pass by without us even noticing.
Have you ever noticed there are those people who seem to get it all done, have a confidence about them that they know where they’re going, and are successful?
If you are like me, it’s always easy to point out what I’m struggling with. Usually it’s maintaining a clean home, trying to wade through too much clutter, and trying to find that sweet spot of being a good homemaker, mother, and wife. I want to be able to live not just go through the motions. I know there are things that need to change, but figuring out how to make those changes is hard!
Do you have this problem, too?
A few years ago, I read about creating a life map. It started with breaking down your life into certain categories and writing down your goals for that category at the end of your life. I was recently listening to a Michael Hyatt podcast about creating a life plan which reminded me of the life map. A life plan is basically a road map for your life. It gives you direction, a place to check in
Back when I was a working mom, our company had a mission statement. It was a basic statement of what the company stood for.
A few years ago when my One Word was “intention,” I started thinking about creating a personal mission statement and a family mission statement. At the time, I was wanting to come up with what I stood for and where I wanted to go with my life.
This year I’ve been trying to incorporate all of my goals, dreams, and various lists into my Erin Condren Life Planner. I’ve been wanting to add in my own personal mission statement but hadn’t sat down to create mine. Well, I changed that today and I’m hoping you might want to create one as well!
Here’s how I created my personal mission statement:
- First, I created a list of all the roles I play in my life. Some of my list consists of believer, wife, mother, daughter writer, and farmer.
- I then went through my roles and prioritized them. I also simplified my roles for my mission statement because there are some roles that you have to do and others that you want to do. I wanted to be able to really focus on the top priorities which were believer, wife, mother, and writer.
- Now that I have my roles prioritized and simplified, it’s time to really think about what the goals are for each role in my lifetime. Also known as at the end of my life what goals do I want to have accomplished? This is where you create your action plan. In order to get the end results you desire, you will have to have action to make it possible.
Here’s what I came up with for my mission statement:
To pursue Jesus with all my heart, to long for the things He longs for, and surrender myself so I can fully be used by Him daily through my thoughts and actions.
To be a loving wife to Jason with my words, actions, and prayers. To be an encourager in his faith walk and to lead our family. To cherish our walk as husband and wife and give him the respect that he deserves.
To love my children unconditionally. To nurture, cherish, pray, and lead them to love Jesus with their whole hearts. To be a mentor who responds with love and patience and encourages them to love others the way Jesus loves them.
To live my life in a way to be a mentor to other women. To simplify so I have time to pursue not only what I love, but to help other women pursue the best that God has for them in their lives. To write because I love it and pray that it helps others.
“Make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, virtue with knowledge, and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness, and steadfastness with godliness, and godliness with brotherly affection, and brother affection with love. For if these qualities are yours and are increasing, they keep you from being ineffective or unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.” ~2 Peter 1:5b-8
Your turn: I realize that personal mission statements are…personal! But, if you feel inspired to share, I know that your mission can deeply inspire someone else so I’d love it if you would share!
Have you enjoyed what you read here today? Do you have friends or other women you know that could benefit from this resource? If so, please do me a favor! I have included the links below to share with other intentional women! They’ll be glad you did!