Mission is an inner urge to pursue an activity or perform a service.  It is a calling.  It is what you intend to do or achieve.  It is what we desire.  It is what we want to be.

Your mission statement can be a list of values, like Benjamin Franklin’s or it can be a paragraph, a series of sentences, a story, a symbol or a few short words.  It is up to your creativity.

Benjamin Franklin’s Life Mission

Temperance, Silence, Order, Resolution, Frugality, Industry,

Sincerity, Justice, Moderation, Tranquility,  Chastity

Life Mission Example

Live an extraordinary life filled with love, meaning, fun, and adventure.


Your Life Mission Statement 


Family Mission Statement 


Your Work Mission Statement 


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Wisdom On Following Your Life Mission 

“Don’t aim at success – the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it.  For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue, and it only does so as the unintended side-effect of one’s dedication to a cause greater than oneself or as a by-product of one’s surrender to a person other than one’s self. In the long run, success will follow you precisely because you had forgotten to think of it.”  Viktor Frankl

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