I am a fan of the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People and goal setting. I have recently been taking the time to teach the 7 Habits informally to some friends and am willing to do it to anyone that is interested in it. One of the habits that they talk about is defining a personal mission statement. As I was discussing this with my group, one of them put me on the spot and asked if I would share mine.
Out of a knee-jerk, quick-witted response, I said:
That was it. Two words, but then I stepped back and realized that it was actually a fairly, short, sweet, honest and true statement. For me, that is my personal mission statement for the upcoming year. It will be simple and follow me around. #WatchThis.
It is not a statement out of arrogance, but rather one that says, I am not afraid to put my life out there for others to see and ultimately to judge. I am going to be me, and I am going to welcome people into my life and let them see it.
I am a person that responds to accountability to others and tends to put personal wants on a backburner, so I am creating accountability. I am taking everyone on this journey and holding myself accountable to al of you.
Watch this means, that I am not going to hide who I am or be afraid to develop things that are 100% me. I am not going to make someone else’s dream happen while mine sit on the back burner. I am going to do both! I am going to help others and myself. It is time to take that step.
Write a book…#watchThis
Start a business…#watchThis
Complete the Spartan Trifecta…#watchThis
Share my Struggles…#WatchThis
That journey is about to begin…all you have to do is sit back and #WatchThis