Your mission....should you choose to accept it!
Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Hello dear friends!
My last blog was the start of a series on the subject of resilience, and I discussed the fact that one of the things we can all do in terms of reducing unnecessary stress in our life is to focus on the things that matter. Really matter. I mentioned an exercise described by author Steven Covey where you imagine looking back on your life from the end, thinking about how you would've liked it to look. Steven Covey calls this 'beginning with the end in mind'. This helps you get really clear on your values, relationships and priorities so that you can be the creator of your life, rather than other people or circumstances dictating it.
Another technique for helping you get really clear on how you'd like to live each day is to develop a mission statement. A mission statement can be really powerful in articulating what really matters to you, so I thought I'd share some questions which might help in developing one:
- Think of people that have had a very positive impact on your life. What qualities do they have that you would like to emulate?
- If a narrow steel beam was placed between two tall buildings, what would you be willing to cross the beam for?
- 10 years from now you’re surrounded by the most important people in your life. Who are they and what are you doing?
- Describe a time when you were deeply inspired
- What are your strengths (what do other people always say you’re good at?)
- What things are non-negotiable for you?
- List 10 things you absolutely love to do that bring you peace, happiness or satisfaction.
- If you could spend one day in the biggest library on earth studying anything you wanted, what would it be?
- If tomorrow was your last day on earth, what would you do with it?
I hope these are helpful and if nothing else, that they've caused you to stop and think and maybe have a little smile.
I’d love to hear from you, so do please post your comments below and let's get the conversation going between like-minded, heart centred people! Sharing our stories can be so healthy and healing, and often super helpful to other people. Remember, the more you give in life, the more you get! And on that note, I’d LOVE it if you’d share this blog on social media so that bit by bit, we can help those we love to move from surviving to thriving! Small positive actions repeated over time have the power to change the world!
Have a great week everyone