Your Personal Mission Statement

Your Personal Mission Statement

Your personal mission statement should be a powerful, one sentence declaration showing your commitment to a certain value and/or action. This statement will set a powerful intention for your year. A mission statement is something that exists in the present tense that you will carry for a duration of time.

Unlike a vision statement that forecasts your commitment to the future.


Eg. In 2015 I’m committed to growth in all areas of my life and leading myself and others while maintaining focus on what’s most important.


In this example, growth is the value that is held. Throughout the year the underlying tone of all “decision- making” should be based in “growth”. This statement also takes on the action of leading. So in this statement I’ve focused on leading myself and others. Again as decisions and plans are made growth and leading must be considered?


A Few Examples:


“We are committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings.”



“Be the most successful computer company in the world at delivering the best customer experience in markets we serve.”



“To give people the power to share and make the world more open and connected.”



“To organize the world‘s information and make it universally accessible and useful.”



Create Your Personal Mission Statement:

One Powerful Sentence [eg. In 2015 I am personally committed to…]


Memorize it and use it as a guide as you plan, make decisions and take actions.

Take some time and create your mission statement. To help you internalize it print it out on a card or piece of paper and put it in your wallet or on your desk. This is something that should be with you wherever you go.