We have to set a strategy and mission statement, for ourselves, both short and long term, that keeps us focused on the tasks and challenges that lie ahead.
I have a simple mission statement that states my desire to be a welcomed leader in any arena, I choose to stand. We need to think about our goals, direction, focus and stick with them. Your mission statement is not about your job. Where people make mistakes is that they build their life and their identity around a job, a spouse, or family. Our mission and vision statements allow us to conduct ourselves as our own business.
Just like organizations do SWOT Analyses (strength, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats), it is just as vital to the success of individuals and leaders to do SWOT Analyses on themselves. How many of us really look at our strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats? How many of us really build a personal mission statement and a personal vision statement and stick to it? I have asked our sales team to do that very thing. I have asked people in my seminars to do that very thing. Many of them view this as an assignment, do it, and never use it again. How many of you in your organizations have people right under your nose who are recognized outside their organizations as leaders in their field and you fail to capitalize on it? You failed to tap the oil that is lying right under your own ground. You can blend your colleagues’ mission statements together and form a set of by-laws to guide your collective cultures to success.
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