Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure – Mack Douglas
Some examples of personal mission statements:
Walt Disney: My mission in life is to make people happy.
Eric Schmidt, CEO, Google: my mission is to collect all the worlds information and make it accessible to everyone.
Anita Freeman, Artist: I believe creativity is the essence of being human. I believe I make myself and I wont by my soul off the rack.
Phil Knight, Founder, Nike: my mission is to bring inspiration and innovation to every athlete in the world.
Rebecca Jones, Rancher: My life’s mission is to protect and save early American farm animals such as the American Guinea hog and the Ben Franklin turkey from extinction.
Ask yourself “what is my calling in life?” What activity or service is my core values urging me to pursue?”
This may be the turning point your grandchildren will tell stories about years from now: the time you leap over the abyss to the other side of the Great Divide and begin your life in earnest. On the other hand, this moment of truth may end up being nothing than a brief awakening when you glimpse what’s possible on the other side of the Great Divide, but then tell yourself, “nah that’s waayyy to far to jump.” In that case, your grandchildren will have to be content talking about what delicious cookies you used to bake or what your favorite sports team was. It will all depend on how brave you’ll be. – Rob Brezsny