Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Re-re-revisiting My Personal Mission Statement - Again, Again…

My very first blog post was from May 10, 2013. In that post, I wrote about my Personal Mission Statement 2012. I only found it fitting to revisit the Mission Statement two & a half years later and see if anything had changed, Revisiting My Personal Mission Statement (November 12, 2015). Then I experienced more of this thing called like, and you guessed it, I decided to Re-Revisit Personal Mission Statement (August 2017). So... guess what?! Its Personal Mission Statement Time! I have found that when I feel like I am missing purpose or had a major shift in life, this statement needs to be re-visit (not necessarily re-done but re-understood) - again, approximately 2 years later.  There is a bit of a difference this time; I have introduced a Vision Statement to the equation. The Vision Statement is my ultimate life goal, what am I working towards. The Mission Statement is how I plan to achieve the Vision. 


Here were a few questions that I have kept in mind as I reviewed the statement:
   1.      Was it adequately written to the point where it would not need much future editing? Yes.
   2.      Did I hold myself accountable to the statement in which I produced? Yes.
   3.      Was the statement an accurate reflection of my core personal values? Yes.

   4.      Has the statement stood the test of time (well, 2.5 years)? Yes

The Vision
Leading a Grace-filled life of learning, intentionality, and purpose. 

The Mission
Mission Statement 2012
To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and grow professionally with integrity and excellence.
  • Seek ways to make a difference (professionally and personally)
  • Continually expand my understanding of people as invaluable assets to an organization

Updated Mission Statement 2015
To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and grow professionally with integrity and excellence.
  • Seek ways to make a difference (professionally and personally)
  • Continually expand my understanding and connection of people as invaluable assets to an organization
  • Promote the better and unique understanding of people as invaluable assets to an organization

Up-Updated Mission Statement 2017
To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, to thrive, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and to grow personally & professionally with integrity and excellence.
  • Seek to be understood as to understand
  • Expand my knowledge of people as an invaluable asset to the organization
  • Promote strong organizational health

Up-Up-Updated Mission Statement 2019

To be a catalyst of change: to promote, to inquire, to thrive, and to understand change while intentionally maintaining a genuine concern for people. Meaningfully placing myself in positions to learn, to lead, and to grow personally & professionally with grace, integrity, and excellence.
  • Seek to be understood as to understand
  • To maintain a strong sense of purpose and eunoia
  • Expand my wisdom and knowledge of people as an invaluable asset to the organization
  • Promote strong organizational health


You can see the progression and scope of my world as I have developed and evolved over the course of the past 7+ years, but also, see how much of me has remained anchored in my foundation.

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