If you knew 10 years from now that you’d be hit by a meteorite , how would you spend those 10 years? Building an anti-meteor device, of course!Hoba Meteorite (this 60 ton meteorite, in the Otjozondjupa Region of Namibia, is the largest meteorite in a single piece, known on the earth’s surface) Courtesy iStockphoto.com
Your Mission (or Vision) Statement
Pretending that we might not live forever can be a motivation for creating a Single Page Life Plan©; for adding some intentionality to our lives. A good question to ask ourselves is this: A decade from now, how would I want somebody to describe that period of my life? What must I focus on for this to happen?
40 Words or Less! Some Examples:
You make all of the choices when creating your life plan. It is unique to you. Your Vision Statement is the overarching purpose you see for your life. There is no right or wrong answer as long as it resonates with where you want to go. But, to create a laser-like focus, keep your Vision Statement short! 40 words or less.
For some brainstorming help, here are some examples …
Sample Vision Statements (By Theme)
- Live each day as if it were my last—Carpe Diem!
- Live a simple and content life. Seek my place in the world.
- Be a good student, teacher, apprentice, and mentor.
- Live up to my potential and leave a significant mark on the world.
- Maintain an attitude of gratitude. Be healthy, wealthy, and wise.
- Be intentional as I continue my path to a new career and life.
- Laugh, smile, love, advocate, exercise, work, learn, and teach.
- Continually learn about my place in the world and make the world a better place.
- Continually improve my heart, mind, soul, and body through truth, love, and discipline.
- Live in union with nature and enjoy my life. Enjoy the journey.
- Be in community with my local surroundings, the earth, the universe, and others.
- Be content by discovering laughter, love and happiness.
- Use my personal strengths to make the world a better place.
- Make the most of the skills, talents, and abilities God gave me to lead a significant life.
- Put God first in my life, and lead my life according to the plan God has for me.
- Show love and give love through faith, hope, and caring.
- Worship God with all my heart, mind, and strength.
- Continually seek God’s plan for my life and have the courage to act on that wisdom.
- Reflect God’s love in everything I do and strive to do.
- Love and honor God by serving others.
- Continually improve my relationship with God, my family, friends, and colleagues.
- Be grateful for my blessings and share them with others.
- Do unto others as I would have them do unto me.
- Be spiritually, mentally, and physically healthy.
- Enjoy all that life has to offer and give back to others.
- Change the world by being a positive force for others.
- Love, protect, and defend those around me. Help others every day and be a joy to others.
- Be a protector, giver, provider, and advisor to others to help them reach their potential.
- Bring happiness to people everywhere to the best of my ability.
- Make a positive difference in the lives of others and enjoy the ride!
- Always strive to be a better person. Be a leader for my family, friends, and colleagues.
- Be an encourager to others. Lead by example.
- Be passionate. Generously share my time and talents with family and friends.
- Be a good wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandparent, mentor, and coach.
- Be a good husband, father, son, brother, uncle, grandparent, mentor, and coach.
- Be a positive influence on my family, colleagues, teammates, and friends.
Love and Health:
- Love life and live life to the fullest. Strive to be healthy in mind, body, and spirit.
- Learn to love and accept my life completely. Be true to myself, love others, and enjoy life.
- Love and be loved in return.
- Have a healthy marriage, healthy family, and healthy relationships.
- Have a healthy heart, mind, and soul. Laugh, love, and make people smile.
Don’t strive for perfection … It is a fluid and changeable plan!
This is one of the shortest elements of your life plan, but might be the most difficult part to create! In one sense, this will set the stage for everything else in your life plan. Nothing else in your plan should conflict with your Mission/Vision Statement. But, DO NOT STRIVE FOR PERFECTION here. Do your best and move on. A Single Plan Life Plan© is desigend to be a fluid and changeable document.
This is not about your past … It’s about your future!
Don’t let past regrets or lost opportunites of yesterday get in your way. Your life plan is all about moving forward; it’s all about the future. The past is the past. This is about your next ten years. So, start tomorrow today!