Through a work book club, I have been studying the book “Strengths Finder 2.0”. It first has you take a quiz which then gives you your top five strengths (out of 34). Each week in the book club, we have taken time to share a strength and then select a suggested action item to work on in order to improve this strength.
My strengths were as follows:
I can explain at a future time what each of these mean, especially for me specifically. One cool thing about this test is that even those of us in the group with the same strengths had very different strength descriptions based on our own personalities. It’s been interesting to see how the same strength can manifest itself differently in different people.
The point of this post is to fulfill my action item for my fifth strength, Belief. Here is a brief, generalized description of this strength: People who are especially talented in the Belief theme have certain core values that are unchanging. Out of these values emerges a defined purpose for life.
The prompt was to draft my own personal mission statement and then to share it with friends and family. Here is what I came up with 🙂
I am a woman of honor and strive to live an honest life. I work hard in both my personal and professional life to be the best I can be and welcome self improvement. I know growth comes from both the good and the difficult times life has to offer.
My family and friends are my top priority. My relationship with my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, are imperative to my temporal and eternal happiness.
I work to create happiness in my life and sustain a grateful heart in all stages and seasons of life. I hope to pursue passions and hobbies that will expand my abilities and my views of the world.
I will create a home filled with love, nurturing, kindness, faith, service and joy. My family will be centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I wish for all who associate with me and my family to come away better because of it.
I see this personal mission statement as a description of the person I would like to be and the life I would like to build. I know I still have a long way to go but that’s one of the beauties of life; we are all works in progress.
What would your personal mission statement include?