A few months ago I revised my mission statement. I originally wrote it in January 2000 after reading Stephen Covey’s Book, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People”
“Acknowledging that I am a special and unique creation of God, made with purpose and endowed with many special gifts, my mission is to realize my full potential and to use my gifts for the enabling and building up of others.
My most important “Other” is my husband. With him I will build up a strong, loving relationship, striving to strengthen and encourage him and to make him supremely happy. We will have fun together and make happy memories, remembering that we will not always be together.
My children will also not be with me for long. I will enjoy them, delighting in the unique characters God has given them, building strong relationships and happy memories, and inspiring them to reach their full potential.
Friends are important to me. I regard people as more important than things or tasks. Listening is more important than talking. When I do talk, may it be more uplifting than tearing down. I shall value my friends and work towards inspiring and enabling them.
I believe words are powerful. With my words, spoken and written, I shall endeavour to bring encouragement, support and strength to those I encounter, like water quietly seeping into the earth and refreshing flowers. This applies to my blogs, my books, letters, e mails and even comments on the internet.
I believe in and admire truth, honour, courage, faithfulness, kindness, gentleness, patience and self control and will do my best to incorporate them into my life. However, the overriding principle must be love.
I have invited Jesus Christ into my life. He is my final authority, Lord and guide. The bible is my handbook on right living.
I realize that other people will not have my mission, nor my values, but I accept that they, too, are created by God for a purpose.”