Are You On A Mission?

About 25 years ago Dad came up with a Mission Statement for himself and his company:

“To be the Difference Maker in the personal, family, and business lives of enough people to make a positive difference in America.”

Since that time he has lived every day of his life to fulfill his mission.

Along the way he slightly changed the mission statement.  About 17 years ago the word spiritual was added.

“To be the Difference Maker in the personal, family, business, and spiritual lives of enough people to make a positive difference in America.”

Soon after that “and the world” was added.

“To be the Difference Maker in the personal, family, business, and spiritual lives of enough people to make a positive difference in America and the world.

About ten years ago we changed the word business to professional.
“To be the Difference Maker in the personal, family, professional, and spiritual lives of enough people to make a positive difference in America and the world.”

Two things you can learn from this:

Dad’s achievements and legacy didn’t just happen.  He is on a Mission.
There is no downside to having a Mission Statement because you can change it for the better anytime you want.

Are You On A Mission?  What are you waiting for?  Write your Mission Statement today and get started!  Don’t worry, if it’s not perfect, you can change it anytime you want!

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3 Comments on “Are You On A Mission?”

  1. Harry Tucker Says:

    Hey Tom,

    This is another great post, Tom.

    I think we are connected on a common theme today – I just wrote a blog about the same topic from a different perspective – http://harrytucker-musingsinaminute.blogspot.com/2010/01/most-important-question-of-all.html

    It comes down to one question – the question is “Why?”.

    Why are you here?

    Why do you matter?

    Why are you unique?

    Why do you have the gifts you have?

    Why do you need others in order to be successful?

    When you explore this question and the answers that result from this exploration, you come around to your inescapable purpose and what you need to do to get there.

    It lights the fire of passion that fuels your purpose.

    And when you reach that place of passion on purpose, the world becomes a better place.

    I am grateful for your father’s incredible purpose and how he encourages us to follow ours.

    Take care and create a great day!

    Harry

  2. lestat Says:

    Interesting. I haven’t thought of a personal mission statement.

    Part of that, is I loathe writing in general.


  3. I am on a mission. I hope you will take a look and give me some feedback. http://www.abetter2010.wordpress.com


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