On Monday, Brian Johnson, author of Philosopher’s Notes discussed how you need to get in touch with the highest version of yourself before you can discover your unique personal life mission statement (if you didn’t see it, check out his cool video!).
In this article, guest author Megan Jenifer delves a little deeper and provides some simples steps to help you do just that.
In business, the mission statement is the driving force fueling its purpose. In a nutshell, it should clearly state the vision for why the business exists and what they wish to accomplish.
It’s the beacon or the articulated faith of the visionary.
So how does this relate to your personal life?
Many people are beginning to search more for their life purpose, after all, uncovering your “purpose” is an important factor for waking up to your personal power.
So when looking directly at your purpose and mission, it’s important to understand that your purpose is your “why” and is the first step to creating a vision for your life.
Your purpose helps answer questions like: “Why am I here? What was I put here to do? What am I supposed to be?”
However, many people get stuck at this step. That’s where having a mission can help you.
Because you are a living and breathing human being, a soul animating the vessel we call a body, and you are here experiencing this very moment with a mission. Your soul didn’t choose you “just because.” There is an underlying current that is waiting to be stirred and awakened inside of you.
Having a clear vision, connected to your intuition and oneness, will carve out your mission and uncover the answers for your purpose.
But what if you have none of the above? No vision, no connection with intuition or oneness… then what?
To help you answer this, below I have outlined some simple steps you can take in order to awaken the key factors for your mission and guide you with writing your personal mission statement.
1) Insert Stillness Throughout Your Day
Being still helps filter out the noise and diminish the static that keeps your mind, emotions and body on a never-ending information hamster wheel. If you’re familiar with meditation and currently have a practice, make sure you continue it daily and possibly increase the frequency if it’s becoming too routine or stagnant.
If you don’t currently know how to meditate, not to worry. The important part is simply to be still and present in the moment; letting your thoughts about the past or future pass by. Give your mind and body a chance to reset by savoring periods of rest.
2) Get Lost In A Daydream
Adding to your periods of stillness, create beautiful and vivid daydreams of what your ideal life is like beyond the usual trappings of success. If you weren’t getting paid for it, what would you do everyday that adds value to your life and others?
3) Pay Attention To Your Gut
Our body gives us triggers when we’re in or out of alignment with our soul’s purpose. Those triggers happen in the form of bodily sensations. It could be butterflies, a burning anxiety feeling in your gut or a heaviness in your chest. Start to pay attention to your body when this occurs. Learn to distinguish through observation what these hunches and sensations mean.
4) Notice Synchronicities
When you’re walking in your purpose and towards uncovering your mission, synchronicities will start to show up. Opportunities will arise for what is meant to be.
How? By practicing stillness, listening to your intuition and discerning the buzz in your belly, recognizable people, resources and opportunities will present themselves.
Once you’re comfortable with the four aspects listed above, answer these two mission questions:
“I don’t care what people think. I just want to …”
“My heart longs for …”
Begin keeping a journal and take note of what comes up. If something excites you and scares you a little at the same time, pay attention and get moving. The clarity and confidence will show up in the action-taking.
Finally, once you pull all the pieces together, draft your personal mission statement and answer the following questions:
“What will my legacy be?”
“What will I be remembered for?”
“Whose life will I impact the most?”
Was this exercise useful or have you created your own “mission statement”? Share your thoughts and experiences below.