When walking with clients on the journey to discovering their purpose, one of the first questions we tackle is ‘who are you?’ Some people have a general idea of how to answer this question while others have no idea at all.
In order to understand the purpose of a person or thing, one must know who or what it is.
Knowing yourself down to your core is crucial to knowing and living out your purpose. Intimate knowledge of yourself facilitates optimal performance as you do what God put you on earth to do. Click on the video below to learn three questions to ask yourself to figure out exactly who you are so that you can discover and live out your purpose.
Most people wouldn’t jump into a car and attempt to drive somewhere they’ve never been without using their GPS. Very few people would try to cook a three course meal they’ve never made before without at least one or two recipes. Yet many people attempt to accomplish their goals and live out their purpose without a personal mission statement.
A personal mission statement tells you (and the world) who you are, what your purpose is and how you intend to manifest that purpose. In essence, it gives you a short road map to living out your purpose. My personal mission statement is below:
Through life coaching, social media, and dance fitness I encourage and exhort women to discover and live out their God given purpose so that they can live meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Here’s another example.
“To use my gifts of intelligence, charisma, and serial optimism to cultivate the self-worth and net-worth of women around the world.”
-Amanda Steinberg, Founder of DailyWorth.com
As you can see, personal mission statements are short, but powerful. In the video below I talk more about writing your own mission statement. It is my hope that this post spurs you begin writing your own mission statement. Happy writing!
My children are the perfect mixture of their dad and I. From their skin and hair to their humor and personality they are a beautiful blend of their parents. Even their emerging gifts and talents are reflective of their parents. Why? Because they came from us. We ‘created’ them so it follows that they would look and act like us.
In much the same way, we are made in the image of God.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth. Genesis 1:26
God created you and I in His own image. That makes us ah-mazing! That makes us great! That makes us capable of things that you and I can’t even imagine. (Ephesians 3:20)
Watch the video below to hear more and to be reminded that there is greatness in you!