Why should you make a personal mission statement?

“A personal mission statement is your philosophy, your creed. “It focuses on what you want to be (character) and what you want to do (contributions and achievements), and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based.”

It is supposed to allow you to state your own constitution based on your deepest values, so you can lead life premised on them. In other words, you state your purpose for being here. Not me. Not your parents. Not your kids. Not your siblings, friends, enemies; not your boss or co-workers. You.

A personal mission statement is about your life’s purpose. This purpose determines the quality and quantity of your life. Literally.”

Michal Stavicky, A Personal Mission Statement