Personal Mission Statements

Monday, June 14, 2004

A Family Mission Statement - How to create one.

A Family Mission Statement

Saturday, June 12, 2004

Personal Mission Statement - Karl Martino

Personal Mission Statement

- Karl Martino - 2/18/2000

To live my life as an expression of the principals I believe in:

  • People shine when given the chance to create, express and grow. Empower.
  • People feel the need to be understood, just as, or even more strongly then the need to be loved. Listen.
  • People don't need more opinions, we already drown in data. People need clarity. Drill down.
  • People learn from example, not only from words. Exemplify.
  • People are attracted to honesty and have bullshit detectors. Be true.
  • People need new experiences to expand their knowledge of reality. Adventure.
  • People can learn from their mistakes. Recognize, don't fear failure.
  • People search for simple solutions to problems when they are rarely simple. Dig.
  • People shine when they believe they can make a lasting impact, this may be the core of everything we do.Inspire.
  • People and companies are driven by visions, not ideologies. Lead.
  • Ignorance is fear of the truth. Truth is more important than pride. Learn.
  • A life without passion is a life not lived. Live.
  • Faith is the cure to doubt. Have Faith.
  • When you forgive, you are forgiven. Forgive.
  • Love is stronger than death. Love.

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Thursday, June 10, 2004

Personal Vision, Mission, and Values

Taken from - Personal Vision, Mission, and Values

Personal Mission Statement

Ryan Schultz – Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada – May 29, 2002

My Vision

The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness
and the world’s deep hunger meet.
Frederick Buechner, Wishful Thinking – A Theological ABC

Fearlessly and joyfully, I live where my deep gladness meets the world’s deep hunger. Every person, event and circumstance in my life is an opportunity to learn, to grow, and to become my whole, essential, true self before God.

My Mission

And the only measure of your words and your deeds

Will be the love you leave behind when you're gone.
Everything Possible, lyrics by Fred Small

Seen or unseen, with love, laughter, intelligence and creativity, I am a builder and a connector.

As a librarian with the University of Manitoba, I connect teachers, researchers, and students to the information they need. In my paid and unpaid roles as teacher, speaker, writer, and Webmaster, I connect people with facts, with ideas, and with each other.

I build community by being a laughing, giving, loving and forgiving member of my church, my choir, my family, my circles of friends, and all my social networks. I also use my talents and skills to help build a healthy, strong, proud queer community in Winnipeg.

I take responsibility for myself in any and all circumstances. Every day, I create a balanced, integrated life by taking the time to identify and honour my needs: physical, social, emotional, mental, and spiritual. I invest in myself by making choices to:

  • Exercise my body, educate my mind, and rekindle my soul;

  • Connect with other people and continue to forge healthy, loving relationships;

  • Steward my career, time, money, and other possessions more effectively;

  • Simplify my baggage, but complicate my perspectives;

  • Continue to cultivate awareness and insight, casting aside my fear and despair.

My Values

  • Communication
  • Harmony
  • Patience
  • Community
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Creativity
  • Insight
  • Stability
  • Forgiveness
  • Integrity
  • Tolerance

  • Words to Live By

    All I Really Need to Know I Learned In Kindergarten

    Copyright 1988 Robert Fulghum

    Share everything.

    Play fair.

    Don't hit people.

    Put things back where you found them.

    Clean up your own mess.

    Don't take things that aren't yours.

    Say you're sorry when you hurt somebody.

    Wash your hands before you eat.


    Warm cookies and cold milk are good for you.

    Live a balanced life - learn some and think
    some and draw some and paint and sing and
    dance and play and work every day some.

    Take a nap every afternoon.

    When you go out into the world, watch out
    for traffic, hold hands, and stick together.

    Be aware of wonder.

    Remember the little seed in the Styrofoam cup:
    The roots go down and the plant goes up and
    nobody really knows how or why, but we are
    all like that.

    Goldfish and hamsters and white mice and even
    the little seed in the Styrofoam cup - they all
    die. So do we.

    And then remember the Dick-and-Jane books
    and the first word you learned - the biggest
    word of all - LOOK.

    The Storyteller's Creed

    Copyright 1988 Robert Fulghum

    I believe that imagination is stronger than knowledge.

    That myth is more potent than history.

    That dreams are more powerful than facts.

    That hope always triumphs over experience.

    That laughter is the only cure for grief.

    And I believe that love is stronger than death.

    The Fifth Discipline

    Copyright Peter Senge

    The committed person brings an energy, passion,
    and excitement that cannot be generated if you
    are only compliant, even genuinely compliant.

    The committed person doesn't play by the rules
    of the game. He is responsible for the game.

    If the rules of the game stand in the way of
    achieving the vision, he will find ways to change
    the rules.

    A group of people truly committed to a common
    vision is an awesome force.

    They can accomplish the seemingly impossible.

    St. Francis of Assisi

    make me an instrument of Your Peace,
    Where there is hatred, let me sow Love;
    Where there is injury, Pardon;
    Where there is doubt, Faith;
    Where there is despair, Hope;
    Where there is darkness, Light;
    And Where there is sadness, Joy.
    O Divine Master, grant that I may not
    So much seek to be consoled, as to Console;
    To be understood as to Understand;
    To be loved as to Love;
    For it is in Giving that we recieve;
    It is in Pardoning that we are pardoned;
    It is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

    The Seven Habits

    Stephen R. Covey

    1. Be Proactive
    2. Begin with the end in mind
    3. Put first things first
    4. Think win/win
    5. Seek first to understand, then be understood
    6. Synergize
    7. Sharpen the saw

    The Laws of Data Smog

    David Shenk

    1. Information, once rare and cherished like caviar, is
      now plentiful and taken for granted like potatoes.
    2. Silicon circuits evolve much more quickly than
      human genes.
    3. Computers are neither human nor humane.
    4. Putting a computer in every classroom is like
      putting an electric power plant in every home.
    5. What they sell is not information technology,
      but information anxiety.
    6. Too many experts spoil the clarity.
    7. All high-stim roads lead to Times Square.
    8. Birds of a feather flock virtually together.
    9. The electronic town hall allows for speedy
      communication and bad decision-making.
    10. Equifax is watching.
    11. Beware stories that dissolve all complexity.
    12. On the information highway, most roads bypass
    13. Cyberspace is Republican.

    Life as a Juggler, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola.

    Life as a Juggler

    (by Brian Dyson,
    CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises

    In a university commencement address several years ago, Brian Dyson, CEO of Coca Cola Enterprises, spoke of the relation of work to one's other commitments: "Imagine life as a game in which you are juggling some five balls in the air. You name them - work, family, health, friends and spirit - and you're keeping all of these in the air.

    You will soon understand that work is a rubber ball. If you drop it, it will bounce back. But the other four balls - family, health, friends and spirit - are made of glass. If you drop one of these, they will be irrevocably scuffed, marked, nicked, damaged or even shattered. They will never be the same.

    You must understand that and strive for balance in your life. How?

    • Don't undermine your worth by comparing yourself with others. It is because we are different that each of us is special.

    • Don't set your goals by what other people deem important. Only you know what is best for you.

    • Don't take for granted the things closest to your heart. Cling to them as you would your life, for without them, life is meaningless.

    • Don't let your life slip through your fingers by living in the past or for the future. By living your life one day at a time, you live ALL the days of your life.

    • Don't give up when you still have something to give. Nothing is really over until the moment you stop trying.

    • Don't be afraid to admit that you are less than perfect. It is this fragile thread that binds us to each other.

    • Don't be afraid to encounter risks. It is by taking chances that we learn how to be brave.

    • Don't shut love out of your life by saying it's impossible to find. The quickest way to receive love is to give; the fastest way to lose love is to hold it too tightly; and the best way to keep love is to give it wings.

    • Don't run through life so fast that you forget Not only where you've been, but also where you are going.

    • Don't forget, a person's greatest emotional need is to feel appreciated.

    • Don't be afraid to learn. Knowledge is weightless, a treasure you can always carry easily.

    • Don't use time or words carelessly.Neither can be retrieved.

    • Life is not a destination, but a journey to be savored each step of the way.

    What will you find here?

    I am trying to compile a list Personal Mission Statments of people/Family/Community (non corporate stuff). I recently attended Steven Covey's 7 Habit's of Highly Effective People. In the manual they have listed a few sample. So I thought why not compile a list one my self.

    You can use references from here to create one of your own mission statement in life.