Have You Defined What Success Looks Like in Your Life?

I have developed a habit of asking people, in both formal and informal settings, whether they have defined what they want to accomplish in their life, aka their personal mission statement. Most people answer affirmatively. However, when I ask if they have put it in writing, the vast majority answers negatively.\r\n\r\nIf you are part of this latter group, let me use the following three arguments to encourage you to put your mission in writing:\r\n\r\n1. You will arrive at a clearer and more precise definition of your mission in life. Think about the papers you had to write in school or the reports you normally prepare at work. The sole fact that you had to write them down forced you to pay more attention to the content.\r\n\r\n2. You will generate a higher commitment to your mission. In fact, I suggest you treat your personal mission statement as a contract with yourself, one that you will honor every day of your life, until superseded by an updated version in the future.\r\n\r\n3. It will be easier for you to track your life results. Imagine reviewing your professional results against a verbal target expressed 12 months before. Your boss may remember one set of goals and you may remember another.\r\n\r\nI invite you to review this previous blog article, where I outline with some detail how to draft your personal mission statement.\r\n\r\nIn my blog entry next Monday, I will cover how to set up a system to live your life priorities. Stay tuned!\r\n\r\nPercy M. Cannon\r\nAuthor, Speaker, Consultant, Facilitator & Coach\r\nwww.cannon.consulting

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