Wednesday, February 24, 2010

That Which We Are, We Are

I've been working on a "personal mission statement" (at the same time trying to conjure up a less hokey name for it) having found the idea in the book "Seven Habits of Highly Effective People".

Realizing, of course, that it is not quite so easy as I first thought it may be. This is not the surface...this goes deep into the very essence of who you are.

What do I value? What are my principles? What is the basis of all my decisions? What guides my life? What is my purpose? What do I want out of life? What do I want to achieve? What can I give back to this world?

I've got somewhat of a plan for the future. It's far from complete though I ask myself: will it ever be complete? Should it ever be complete? It bends, it stretches, it transforms, it evolves as I evolve. We are constantly evolving. And if not, we must ask why is that?

The thing is, there are no rules but my own. I can change it, add to it. I can scrap it altogether if I so decide, though how that would be a benefit I am not certain. It can take a week, a month, however long to coalesce all these bits and pieces of who I am into something I can use as an inspiration, a reminder, a guide in building a life of purpose. I want to live a life of purpose.

At this point, I have no idea what my purpose is.

"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield."


Martin said...

Coming up with a mission statement is always a good exercise. Look forward to seeing what you come up with.

TheLittleFlower said...

I like mission statements,it gives me insipiration somehow.