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Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Creating a Mission Statement

Clarify what you want out of life 

"People with goals succeed because they know
where they are going. It's as simple as that."
- Earl Nightingale

Success or failure as a human being is not a matter of luck, circumstances, fate, or any of the other tiresome old clichés. Those are only excuses. The power to achieve the life of your dreams is in your hands—and the first step toward activating it is identifying the specific goals that will make your dreams real. After all, it’s much easier to get what you want out of life when you know where you’re going.

A mission statement is only a paragraph long, but it has specific, measurable outcomes and a deadline for accomplishing that outcome. It’s truly the best way to start your journey to success.

Jim Rohn said, “You cannot change your destination overnight, but you can change your direction overnight.” Creating a mission statement will help you change your direction - you will have made the shift from an ordinary existence to an extraordinary existence.


What’s a mission statement?

Why is it better to build a mission statement before you set goals?

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There’s a reason why you’re here. You have something greater to achieve. You know there is more to life.

And, you’re right. There is. A flourishing career or thriving business awaits you. A higher income. A nicer home. Happier relationships. Better health. All these things are possible for you.

Success or failure as a human being is not a matter of luck, circumstances, fate, or any of the other tiresome old clichés. They’re only excuses. The first step toward achieving your goals is identifying them. After all, it’s much easier to get what you want out of life when you know where you’re going.

So, let us, the Nightingale-Conant Corporation, the world leader in personal development help you clarify what you want out of your life. For over forty years, tens of thousands of people from all walks of life have trusted their personal achievement goals to us. And, we’re honored to provide you with this FREE mission statement builder service so that we can assist you too.

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What’s a mission statement?

Imagine if you were the captain of your own ship. You wouldn’t let the ship sail just anywhere. You would have a direction and a destination to sail to. Either you’re sailing to a predetermined port of call, or your ship is in port, getting ready to sail to another destination.

It’s the same with our lives. A mission statement clarifies what you want out of life. It gives you a clear sense of direction. You know where you need to focus your attention to create the desired outcome.

As Zig Ziglar has said, “You cannot make it as a wandering generality. You must become a meaningful specific.”

A mission statement is only a paragraph long, but it has specific, measurable outcomes and a deadline for accomplishing that outcome. It’s truly the best way to start your journey to success.

However, once you reach your destination, you may find yourself ready for the next challenge… and the next… and the next. Like a ship going from port to port, your life is a series of goals.

That’s why I invite you to bookmark this page – and always use our FREE mission statement builder when you’re ready to journey towards the next chapter in your life.
Why it’s better to build a mission statement before you set goals
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” --Ralph Waldo Emerson

Setting goals is crucial. But a mission statement helps you set goals based on what’s truly right for you.

Imagine once again that you are the captain of your own ship. When you know the destination you want to go in, you will program the ship’s computer system to take you there. A mission statement programs your core values into the direction you would like to go with your life. That way, you reach the right direction for you.

Our FREE Build My Mission Statement/URL tool makes it easy for you to put your mission statement together. This FREE tool prompts you to type in the goals, visions and values for your life as required in a simple, step-by-step, five-minute process.

Once the process is complete, you’ll find your values are clarified and are in line with the goals you want to achieve. You’ll find it easier to make decisions and to do the right thing because you can simply ask yourself, “Will this help me achieve my mission?”

You can even put your mission statement in an area where your family or even co-workers will see it. For, a mission statement defines who you are and what you stand for. This lets people see how you operate, which in turn, will help them respect, think and act in line with your values too.

It’s wise to look at your mission statement every day too. Let it guide you. Let it help you stay true to the values you stand for as you journey towards goal achievement.

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What is a Personal Mission Statement?

Mission Statement: A purposeful promise that carries you towards your goals.

A well thought out, goal-focused mission statement can act as an achievement coach — giving you the focus, direction, and accountability you need to accomplish your career, financial, and personal goals.

It's a critical first step to realizing the life you've always wanted. And in the time it takes to review these mission statement examples, you can build your own free mission statement.

Right now, you are just 7 quick minutes away from your completed mission statement — a giant step toward future success.

The Benefits of Writing a Great
Personal Mission Statement

Most people live their entire life without writing a personal mission statement. And the large majority of them never reach their ideal career success.

Today many people have learned the value of building a mission statement. Unfortunately, because their mission statements may lack key personal qualities, a specific and measurable goal, or a concrete deadline, they may have inadvertently pushed themselves further away from their goals.

It seems too simple, but writing a great personal mission statement is an advantage you must experience in order to appreciate. Nowhere else can 7 free minutes of your time pay you back with significant achievements, an impressive income, and a complete feeling of accomplishment.

Can you increase your salary by $20,000 OR double your productivity in a year?
If it's in your Mission Statement -- Emphatically, YES!

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What to include when writing a great Personal Mission Statement?
When writing a Mission Statement you should:
draft a hand-written or typed out paragraph
describe your best characteristics and how you express them
have specific, measurable outcomes
have a deadline -- for example, December 31st. Perhaps the best example of a public Mission Statement was made back in 1960, when John F. Kennedy, referring to the U.S. space program, said that we would put a man on the moon by the end of the decade — a clear goal with a specific timeline for its achievement. And, despite enormous challenges, by mid-1969, Neil Armstrong had taken that "one large step for mankind."

Anyone can easily create a Mission Statement—whether it’s a Company Mission Statement or a Personal Mission Statement. We at Nightingale-Conant Corporation (the world leader in motivational audio programs since 1960) have developed a free online Build My Mission Statement process at the following site:

Q: Why is it so important to have a Personal Mission Statement?
A: The highest achievers in any field view themselves as self-employed. They have the attitude that they run their own business, even if they are affiliated with a major corporation. And so they develop a sense of “mission” about their career, taking a proactive approach to create the results they want. And their Mission Statement guides them.

This is in contrast with "average" people, who view themselves as employees and react to the ups and downs of the economy. Top producers take charge. They take full responsibility for fulfilling their mission, regardless of market conditions. They realize that they can't wait until external factors, like the marketplace, get better ... but that THEY must get better if they intend to achieve their goals.

Which group do you want to be in -- the top 3% of achievers or the 97% of "average" people? Your Personal Mission Statement and clearly defined goals with timelines attached are the difference. Start now by creating your Mission Statement online using's free online Build My Mission Statement process.

Q: What are some simple steps to goal setting after creating
a Mission Statement?
A: You must base your goals upon your Mission Statement. If you've created your Mission Statement according to the process above, you'll now have "big" goals to achieve by one year from today. From there, you'll need to break them down into quarterly, monthly and even weekly goals. Stephen Covey has a great quote in his book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. In it, he says: "If you don't set your goals based upon your Mission Statement, you may be climbing the ladder of success only to realize, when you get to the top, you're on the WRONG BUILDING." Amen!

Now, start today, by creating your Personal Mission Statement and set your quarterly, monthly, and weekly goals accordingly.