Your Mission Statement

Now that you’ve completed the book, The Five Pillars of a First Class Life, and addressed the questions on each page, it’s time to develop your own mission statement.

Congratulations on making it to this point! This is the section that could become a positive turning point in your life.

Why would you do that? Because every individual and every group needs one. A mission statement is a short, well-organized and thought out expression of your why. What is the great goal that organizes your existence on this planet? What’s the focus that keeps you from moving in aimless directions?

Throughout the book, the cardinal icon has accompanied certain questions. Review the answers you gave to those questions before filling out your Mission Statement. You’ll find you’ve already worked toward the creation of your mission statement.

When you complete your statement, print it, even post it for all to see.

Get moving toward it and hold yourself accountable.

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    • Read Luke 22:31-32.
      1. What impact do I want to have?
      2. In what ways do I have the opportunity to have a positive impact on the lives of other people, at home, at work, at church, and in my community?
      3. In what areas of life do people have needs that I can help meet?
      4. What are my passions?
      5. What experiences and struggles may I use to help others?
    • Read Psalms 1:3.
      1. Where do I feel successful and most effective?
      2. What do I look forward to accomplishing?
      3. Where do I find myself to be at peak strength?
    • Read Philippians 3:13-14.
      1. What do I easily focus on?
      2. What makes me feel fulfilled and authentic?
      3. What gives me energy?
      4. What do I enjoy accomplishing?
      5. Who do I enjoy being around?
      6. What comes easiest to me?
    • Read Hebrews 12:1.
      1. What is important to me in life, and why?
      2. What person has had the greatest impact on my life, and why?
      3. What character attributes do I admire in others?
      4. What do others admire in me?
      5. What principles guide my life?
    • Read Ecclesiastes 3:1.
      1. What results do you want to achieve in the short-term? Long-term?
      2. How will you be remembered?
    • Read Proverbs 29:18.
      1. What is your vision for your life?
    • Read Psalm 139.
      1. What is my purpose in life?

God bless you as you become fiscally secure and experience God’s purpose for your life.
Now that you have a mission statement and these five pillars of a First Class life, you now have the tools to soar and flourish.
Remember:

  • Be Disciplined
  • Be a Masterpiece
  • Be Radically Generous
  • Be Diligent
  • Be Resilient

Review your answers and give them a deadline for completion. My recommendation is that you pick one or two action sets from each Pillar to implement monthly. Some will take time, like budgeting; others are a mindset or attitude shift-like focus. My prayer is that you live a First Class Life!