A vision is not just a picture of what could be; it is an appeal to our better selves, a call to become something more. – Rosabeth Moss Kanter
You are probably familiar with purpose, mission and vision statements as they relate to organizations right? These statements are meant to help guide teams and organizations in the direction of their goals, to help them make choices in the face of uncertainty and to help inspire and motivate their employees. Have you ever considered having your OWN personal purpose, mission and vision statements to support YOU in heading in the right direction, making tough choices and arousing inspiration from within?
Well, that is what I did about 8 years ago. I created what I call My Life Charter. It required some reflection, soul searching and effort to create all the key ingredients, but it was worth the time and effort. These are more than just words on a piece a paper. My life charter serves as my compass and guides me as I move forward on my journey. In those times when I may forget, or get scared or get tired and want to give up, it helps remind me who I am at my core and what I am on this planet for. It inspires me into action.
I share this with you so that you can not only learn more about me but also in hopes of inspiring you to want to do the same for yourself. If you have an interest in creating one of your own, and would like some support, I can provide you the inquiry, guidance and tools to create one.
My Life Charter
The purpose my life is for, is to make a difference by injecting the flow of the universe with love, inspiration and possibility.
My vision is a world where every single person, at their core, knows that they matter, knows that they bring a uniqueness to the world that no one else can, is clear they have a story to tell, and is inspired by who they are.
My mission is to be a powerful loving stand for all. To be the source for all people knowing their own strength, accepting their humanity, knowing themselves as a contribution and having the experience of being known.
I give up having to get it right. I give up that I am not good enough and that someone else can do it better. I give up worrying about being made a fool of. I give up that I am boring and not normal. I give up being right. I give up that I don’t belong and I give up withholding my expression.
I give myself playfully to dance with all of life and to do so with the following values:
With Inspiration: Moving the intellect or emotion of another so that it prompts action or invention
With Responsibility: Being cause in the matter of one’s own life
With Gratitude: The feeling of being blessed; giving thanks for all the universe has and will provide; a sense of calmness knowing that all is exactly as it should be
With Honor: A disposition to be straight and truthful in all communications with nothing hidden and nothing left out and to provide the space for others to do the same