Lisa Evans is so right about the importance of having a direction in life. The truth is, we are either living our mission, or someone else’s for us. Having a clearly identified reason for being acts like both a harness, and a sword. It harnesses all your talents into a clearly defined field of possibilities, and it cuts away anything that binds you to what is false.
In my work with organizational CEOS, missionaries, chaplains, teens, and even political figures, it has become evident that the best mission statements encompass three verbs or action words, a single core value, and a tribe. Narrowing down the universe of “all things are possible” to “this is who I am and what I was created to do” takes a thoughtful, precise, and most often facilitated approach that is akin to surgery, with life long benefits.
We all have many negative predictions and impossible goals laid upon us—often through our families and certainly through a media that insists we all be rich, thin, famous, and “successful.”
Yet those people who can stand at any moment and say “This is where I am supposed to be, doing what I am supposed to be doing” have an almost immeasurable sense of certainty and satisfaction that is not based on outward appearances, but on an inner knowing.
My life’s work has been dedicated to this very important task—helping people get clear about their mission in life. I invite readers to visit my site and see how our tools can assist them in this most worthy of endeavors.
Congratulations to Lisa Evans and Allison Rimm. They are onto the true secret of life, lived well. Full article.
Laurie Beth Jones,
Author of The Path and Jesus, CEO