If God came in and said, ‘I want you to be happy for the rest of your life,’ what would you do? -Bernie Sanders
Virtually all of the most admired and enduring companies have proclaimed a clear and exciting purpose in the world—their “Corporate Misson Statement.” When employees come together to pursue a worthwhile mission (rather than just a job), they feel inspired and united.
The same is true for couples. Some of the happiest and most enduring couples have taken the time to write down their most important values, beliefs, passions and priorities—their guiding stars—and then converted them into a “Couples Mission Statement.” From that day forward, their Mission Statement helps guide their most important decisions…and is one of the surest ways to live happily ever after.
The Coca-Cola company has been on a mission for more than 100 years. Here’s how they express their speacial purpose in the world:
”Everything we do is inspired by our enduring mission:
To Refresh the World…
in body, mind, and spirit.
To inspire Moments of Optimism…
through our brands and actions.
To Create Value and Make a Difference…
everywhere we engage.”
Create your mission statement if you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together. -African Proverb