I love those moments when opportunity comes knocking and you have to decide whether or not you're going to let it keep knocking, or if you're going to answer.
A few days ago I sat across the table from a man I deeply admire. After much conversation he looked at me and said, "Myron what's your personal mission statement?" Taken a little off guard I did what I do best - talk my way into making something up that sounded really good!
As I left the meeting I was still in shock. Much of my shock was motivated by being challenged in this area. For years I've wordsmithed vision and mission statements for programs I've started, businesses , I've created, and churches I've helped start. But, this was different. This was tougher. This would take a deeper dive into who I am and what I'm about.
After much thought and consideration I am much more clearer on WHY I am here. This kind of clarity of mission will help anyone live with greater precision. Having a personal mission statement will be the decider if whether or not you're going to get out of bed on your worst day.
Finding your personal mission statement will take work - but it's worth it. If you're going to find your personal mission statement it takes asking a few questions. But, let's start with just one: What COULD you do better than anyone if given the time and energy to pull it off?
No, this isn't the magic bullet of finding your personal mission statement. However, it will get you going in the right direction.