How to create a life mission statement

Your life mission statement gives you a focus, a guiding principle which helps you to make difficult choices. When you put a lot of effort and focus into discovering and determining your life mission statement, you can create shortcuts for future decisions. When you’re struggling with a future decision, you can come back to your life mission statement and see if that decision would help further or hinder your life mission.

Some examples of life mission statements are:

To inspire positive change through teaching.

To live a life of honesty, integrity and unconditional love and to make the world a more beautiful place through art.

To create innovative healthcare solutions that improve the lives of others.

To offer support and inspiration to others through leadership and subject matter expertise.

To help men, women and children find hope after loss.

Before you start writing a life statement, spend some time going through the following 12 questions and answer them. These will give you the foundation of creating your statement.