Developing a Personal Mission Statement

This class is on developing a personal mission statement or vision statement. A
personal mission statement is a description of your values, interests, hopes and
aspirations. It is the definitive synopsis of the focus of your life and the blueprint
for your future.
Composing your personal mission statement and electing to pattern your life
around it empowers you with clarity, decisiveness, insight and foresight, and
guides you gracefully through life's challenges and transitions. Formulation of a
mission statement requires deep contemplation, thorough evaluation and
thoughtful expression to produce a precise written expression of our divine
purpose.
Your mission statement becomes the architecture of the intentional application
of your vision and values. It is the benchmark for everything in your life.
Following the simple steps you will learn in this class, you will be able to
develop a compelling personal mission statement.
A Personal Mission Statement is a brief but powerful statement of your
characteristics and plans that guides you on your path.

Class Outline
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Who Am I?
Who Do I Want to Be?
What Have I Done?
What Do I Want to Do?
What do I envision?

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
1) Who Am I? - Questions
1. One thing my life is all about is: (A)
2. One thing I stand for in life is: (B)

(A)
(B)

3. My most important core values are:
4. People who know me well notice these
strengths in me:
5. Some results I am getting that I like are:
6. The thing that I do best is:
7. My greatest strengths are:
8. One positive characteristic I possess is: (A)
9. One way in which I express the above
characteristic is by: (1)

(A)
(1)

10. A second positive characteristic I possess (B)
is: (B)
11. One way in which I express the above
characteristic is by: (2)

(2)

12. A third positive characteristic I possess is: (C)
(C)
13. One way in which I express the above
characteristic is by: (3)

(3)

14. My important roles in life are:
15. I have a natural talent in:
Complete each statement on the left by writing your answer in the box on the right.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
Who Am I? - Statements
1. (A) Brings meaning to my life and

(A)
(B)

2. (B) is my conviction of purpose.
3. I am pleased to live each day with

4. I am a person who is known for
5. I am delighted to know that
6. I am at my best when I am
7. A testament of my strength and fortitude

is my
8. My purpose is to express my (A), (B) and

(A)

(C) by (1), (2) and (3).
(1)

9.

(B)

10.

(2)

11.

(C)

12.

(3).

13.
14. I know that there is a need for me in this
world because I
15. I look for opportunities to use my natural
talents and gifts in

Fold the paper on the center vertical line. Lay the statements over the question sheet.
Your written responses from the exercise combine with these statements to form your
Personal Mission Statement.
by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
2) Who Do I Want to Be? - Questions
1. The most influential person in my life or
the person who has made the greatest
positive impact on my life is:
2. Something I feel that I really should do or
change is:
(A)
3. One quality or attribute I admire in
someone I respect is: (A)
(B)
4. Another quality or attribute I admire in
someone I respect is: (B)
(C)
5. A third quality or attribute I admire in
someone I respect is: (C)
(A)
6. One thing I can do that will have the
greatest impact on my physical life is: (A)
(B)
7. One thing I can do that will have the
greatest impact on my spiritual life is: (B)
8. One thing I can do that will have the
greatest impact on my mental (thinking and
reasoning) life is: (C)
9. One thing I can do that will have the
greatest impact on my social and emotional
life is: (D)

(C)

(D)

Complete each statement on the left by writing your answer in the box on the right.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
Who Do I Want to Be? – Statements
1. I seek to live an honorable life like that of

2. I trust that I have the ability and resources
to
(A)
3. I will strive to incorporate (A),
(B)
4. (B) and
(C)
5. (C) into my life.
(A)
I will continually renew myself by nurturing
these dimensions of my being: (A),
(B)
(B),
(C)
(C)
(D).
and (D).
Fold the paper on the center vertical line. Lay the statements over the question sheet.
Your written responses from the exercise combine with these statements to form your
Personal Mission Statement.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
3) What Have I Done? - Questions

1. One thing about the world that excites
me is:

2. The principles behind what I do are:

3. A talent I possess that no one knows
about is:

4. The happiest moment in my life was:
(A)
5. The most important role I play in life is: (A)
(B)
6. The thing I’ve done in my personal life that
I value most is: (B)
(C)
7. The thing I’ve done in my work or school
life that I value most is: (C)

8. I am at my best when:

Complete each statement on the left by writing your answer in the box on the right.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
What Have I Done? - Statements

1. I appreciate and enjoy

2. My guiding forces are

3. Though it isn’t commonly known, I am
blessed with a gift for

4. My greatest joy has been
(A)
5. My life’s worth is evidenced by (A),
(B)
6. (B) and
(C)
7. (C).

8. I am absolutely in my element when I

Fold the paper on the center vertical line. Lay the statements over the question sheet.
Your written responses from the exercise combine with these statements to form your
Personal Mission Statement.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
Page 7 of 11

Developing a Personal Mission Statement
4) What Do I Want to Do? - Questions
1. One thing I really love to do in my
personal life is:

2. One thing I really love to do at work is:
(A)
3. One personal goal I want to accomplish
within one year is: (A)
(B)
4. Another personal goal I want to accomplish
within one year is: (B)
(C)
5. A third personal goal I want to accomplish
within one year is: (C)
(D)
6. One professional goal I want to accomplish
within one year is: (D)
(E)
7. Another professional goal I want to
accomplish within one year is: (E)
(F)
8. A third professional goal I want to
accomplish within one year is: (F)
(G)
9. A financial goal I would like to accomplish
within one year is: (G)

10. If I had unlimited time and resources,
and knew I could not fail, I would choose to:
Complete each statement on the left by writing your answer in the box on the right.
by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
What Do I Want to Do? – Statements
1. My personal life will be filled with joy
through

2. I will enjoy work in employment where I
can
(A)
3. I can accomplish whatever I have the
desire and willingness to do. I will (A),
(B)
4. (B),
(C)
5. (C),
(D)
6. (D),
(E)
7. (E),
(F)
8. (F)
(G)
9. and (G).

10. Since anything is possible, I will look for
opportunities to lead me to
Fold the paper on the center vertical line. Lay the statements over the question sheet.
Your written responses from the exercise combine with these statements to form your Personal Mission Statement.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
What do I envision? - Questions

1. This is the most important contribution I
will make to the people in my life:

2. These things have changed in the world
because of my life:

3. When I daydream I see myself doing this:

4. In the story of my life’s journey I would:

5. If I could see my 100th birthday, this might
be the tribute statement made about my
life:

6. These are the things I will do to live my
life with purpose:

Complete each statement on the left by writing your answer in the box on the right.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
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Developing a Personal Mission Statement
What do I envision? – Statements

1. The people in my life will be most blessed
by my

2. My contribution to the word is

3. It makes me happy to think of myself

4. My life’s journey is

5. The legacy of my life is

6. I will live my life with purpose by

Fold the paper on the center vertical line. Lay the statements over the question sheet.
Your written responses from the exercise combine with these statements to form your
Personal Mission Statement.

by Mary Catherine Miller
NurseHealer.com
Page 11 of 11