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And then today the subject is mission, the last of the three pillars that form the foundation on how we think and how we drive ourselves. Simply put, our mission is all about how we do it, mission is vehicle we want to use to achieve our vision. The vehicle can be our career, our business, our hobbies, our family, or anything that allows us to achieve our vision. A mission typically is expressed in a written statement and the best mission tends to be defined in a: Simple statement that summarises how we want to achieve our vision It is easy to read and remember; and It is something that you like and love doing. So, recapping the three pillars: With the vision, we get direction on where to go; With values, we set the rules of the game, our lives and the standards on how we want to live. And mission is how we do achieve it. On Monday 12 November, at 7 pm (Melbourne Time, Australia), I will have a live stream here is Facebook where I will put all together, an example or two on what having vision, mission and values can do for an individual and a Q&A session.
Continuing from yesterday’s post, today I will start with one of the three pillars of how we think, so then you can change what needs to be changed (if any). The three pillars are vision, mission and values. As there are many interpretations of what they mean, I will provide a short description and summarise how each affects the way each one of us think. Vision: It is basically what we want to do in life. Our purpose. What we want to accomplish in life. The vision provides us with direction on what we choose to do and how we do them. When we have our vision is like setting the GPS device in your car: It keeps you true to your destination regardless of any obstacle, de-tours and road closures you may encounter in our way. It also allow us to make better decisions. A person without a vision is like a dog chasing rabbits in the field: When you see a rabbit in a field, you will find many. When a dog sees a rabbit, it starts chasing the rabbit, sees another before catching the first and then start chasing the second rabbit, does the same with the third and the fourth… At the end of the day, the poor dog is dead tire and caught no rabbit – READ: has accomplish nothing. The clearer your vision is the better it will guide you in life.
Today, I had a nice and very interesting conversation with a stranger about how our thinking impact our lives in all aspects and this will be my posting theme for this week. To get the ball rolling, I will use a quotation which I got in one of a training class (unable to remember the name of the author): “Who we are, and how we see the world, and how we think the world sees us, is significant in terms of the results we get.” How we perceive ourselves and how we perceive the world around us will determine what we think we can do and how to do it. Look at the image in this post: same bottle, different colour of light. Our way of thinking will put a colour on what we look at, how we perceive things. One way to improve any aspect of our life, or all of it, is to update the way we think, the way we see the world and the way we see ourselves.
Many times, the challenge of achieving a goal is more about what we think, how we see ourselves or knowing what we really want, rather than the actual capability, ability or expertise on how to do it. Contact me if you like to know more on how to overcome this type of challenge.
We can have the best tools to improve our life style, we can have all the best intention… It is not good enough. You much ACTION them to make them a reality. It is about a productive healthy ACTIVE life style. International Business Philosopher, Jim Rohn offers an inspiring testimony on taking action to be your best self. Become inspired with his uplifting words of dedication, hard work and persistence. Click here to design your own life action plan now!
Facts: Nothing is perfect and can always be improve Change is always happening, no matter how much we try to avoid it We can learn at least one new thing every day So, go out, select something that can be improved, make some changes to it to make it better and in the process, learn something new every day. PS: Have fun while you are at it.