What Is Your Personal Mission Statement?

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“The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. It focused on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based” – Stephen Covey

Your personal mission transcends giving time and money to worthy causes. It is about developing great leaders of tomorrow. My personal mission statement is aimed at changing lives across the globe and this is the legacy I want to leave behind. I would like to empower both men and women, coach people to achieve their goals, help young stars to avoid the traps of substance abuse etc.

I was fortunate to meet Myles Munroe (May his soul rest in peace) when he was in Johannesburg in 2011. This is one of the leaders that have taught, mentored, trained, and developed presidents, political heads and leaders across the world. One of his powerful statements still resonates with me until today. He said “true leaders don’t invest in buildings. Jesus never built a building. They invest in people. Why?, because success without a successor is failure. So, your legacy should not be in buildings, programs or projects, your legacy must be in people”. 

According to Charles Luke Latour, “legacies are created when leaders, like you, take the time and energy to help others develop their potential”.  The greatest gift that you and I can give to humanity is to ensure that we leave this world in a better place than we found it. We can do that by challenging stereotypes, self-limiting beliefs and by helping others to extract the mineral wealth that lie within. Yes, I know that some sceptical voice will say we found the world as is and we should leave it as is. This is a poverty mentality and certainly not that of the winners that you and I are.

Changing one life at a time has the potential to ignite hopes and dreams like a matchstick can burn the entire forest. My gift to humanity and the legacy I would like to leave is about educating, coaching, and motivating others to make their dreams possible. I had the fortune of being guided, mentored, and coached to where I am today with my life. I would like to contribute immensely to others by combining the experience of others, my hardships and pains I endured to become the person I have grown to be. I would like to contribute my hardships to be a mirror for someone else’s breakthrough.  It is for this reason I commit to live this personal mission statement:

“To use my life journey experience to cultivate personal mastery and self-worth in individuals and leaders across the world”

What is your personal mission statement? You will need it to define what your being and doing are based upon.

Every time I coach others, I live my mission statement and it is the end in mind that will define who I am and what I do. It is possible; make your dreams come true. Your success is within your reach only by pursuing your personal mission.

If you are intrigued by the idea of achieving extraordinary results in your life, I invite you to explore coaching with one of our coaches. Drop us an email on info@dreamsmadepossible.co.za.

Tex Hlalele is a Life & Business Coach, Consultant, Speaker and Author of the book Face the person in the mirror. Book Tex for coaching and speaking engagements to help you and your team gain insights and possibilities for individual learning and organizational advancement. Get in touch by sending an email on info@dreamsmadepossible.co.za.  If you found value in this article, please be so kind as to share with those close to you.

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