Updated Date 1/17/14
Have you ever struggled over whether you’re on the right track or not? Or have you ever felt lost, dazed and confused over which path to choose? If so, you likely haven’t been working with your Mission and Vision statements, if you have them at all. So like everything else, they’re only powerful and effective if you actually use them.
Your Mission and Vision Statements are vital elements of your road map to inspiration and success!
There’s a lot of confusion about the difference between mission and vision statements. So let’s clear that up.
Your mission statement is a statement of your purpose. It’s the promise you’re here on the planet to fulfill. It answers the question, “What am I here for?”
Your vision statement is a declaration of your future. It communicates what you’re up to, what you’ll create ‘out there’ in your future. It answers the question, “Where am I going?”
Now for their juicy similarities…
They both express what you’re committed to:
- Your Mission Statement is what you’re committed to being and doing in the present.
- Your Vision Statement is what you’re committed to being and doing in the future.
These are two very distinct tools. Both are powerful and valuable.
Do you ever find yourself getting caught up in the flurry of your day, and at the end of it, you’re frustrated because you got nothing done? All you can hear is that voice in your head saying, “What on earth am I doing?” and “Where did the time go?”
When you get caught up in the all the busyness, it’s really challenging to stay focused on what’s most important to you, and hold onto any clear sense of purpose, mission or vision.
Conversely, when you meet someone who is running their business and their life anchored in their mission and vision, it’s dazzlingly clear. They’re fired up and passionate about what they’re up to. They’re totally purposeful. As a result, they don’t get distracted; and, if they do, it’s momentary and they quickly get back on track!
They stand out like a beacon of light because there are so few operating this way!
Do you know someone like this? If so, model them and watch your life transform!
What’s great about mission and vision statements?
They are powerful tools to anchor you in what you’re up to now and in the future, to guide you and remind you to be that amazing, powerful you in everything that you do.
Here’s how to do it:
- Create your mission statement. Answer the questions:
- Who am I committed to being?
- What am I committed to doing?
- What am I here to do?
- What am I here for?
- Create your vision statement. Answer the questions:
- Who am I committed to being in the future?
- What am I committed to doing in the future?
- What am I committed to creating in the future?
- What am I here to transform?
- Keep them close at hand so you can read them regularly and inspire yourself – post them on the wall near your desk, and carry them with you on 3×5 cards.
- Remember to live your mission and vision statements. Let them guide your planning and in taking action.
Remember, you are writing what you’re committed to. If you’re not yet clear, give yourself the gift of taking your time and exploring. Your success in fulfilling on these statements is all about how strongly you’re committed to them!
Share your mission and vision statements with people who are important to you. Getting support and alignment from your support system can be helpful for a gentle reminder, accountability, or a swift kick in pants if need be!
Taking the time to create both your mission and vision statements is a wonderful and powerful way to invest in yourself. They will anchor you in a strong sense of passion and purpose. And they will keep you empowered and strong as you’re out in the world creating your today and tomorrow.
It will be patently evident in how you “are” out in the world when you’re committed and purposeful! You will be the beacon that will serve to both light your own path as well as inspire others to do the same!
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To your magnificence!
‘The Queen of Having It All‘
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of IgniteYourLifeBOOK.com
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What’s Great About Mission and Vision Statements?