As Brent and I have been making our way through The Seven Principals of Making Marriage Work by John Gottman, we came to the exercise where you write your own epitaph, obituary, and in turn the Mission Statement for your life. It is so appropriate that I would be asked to really ponder my life in this way as a lot of this has been such a burning question in my mind over the last year.
The prompts for these questions are as follows:How do you want people to think of your life, to remember you?
What is the purpose of your life?
What is its meaning?
What are you trying to accomplish? What is your larger struggle?
Exactly!! This is what I am trying to figure out right?
So I sat down (I would like to say in quiet… but that doesn’t really exist in my world!) and gave it some serious thought. Brent always says it’s scary when I “think”.
This is my Mission Statement:
My life will be filled with joy, gratitude, and love; daily. I will live a healthy, active life and be an amazing role model for my children.
I will discover myself and grow as a person through insight and acknowledgement.
I will work to encourage and inspire others while in pursuit of my own purpose in this world.
In my discovery of self, I will share my thoughts, dreams, struggles and insight in hopes to become a voice for all mothers seeking to define themselves and their true purpose.
I will continue to work to overcome my fear of being vulnerable and expose my true self.
I will accept the possibility of rejection and know that my journey will be valuable to the most important person, me.
I will discover myself, my meaning, my purpose and my true calling in this life.
I will make my husband, my children, my parents, my grandchildren and myself proud.
My life will be joyful, abundant and filled with all of the things that really matter:
Good Stuff. Amen.
What is the mission statement for your life?