As part of my Lesley College School of Management program I've been asked
to devise a personal mission statement. To begin this process, I extended
Stephen Covey's universal statement described in his book
His statement: "To improve the economic well-being and quality of life for
I modified his statement to bring it to a personal level: "I would like to
make enough money from my labor (economic well-being) to enjoy a secure
and comfortable life in which my family and myself (stakeholders) can
thrive and grow individually and together (quality of life).
I like this except for the omission of action. There is no "how to move
toward the goals." Implied actions include life-long learning, etc. It is
also missing a societal component, but that is implied as well. I still
have a gut feeling that my statement is not as complete as I would like
What do you think? Does it need the "how" part? Is it better without the
"how"? How about my role in society? What do you think of personal
mission statements in general?
Thanks in advance.
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