below was originally printed in my newsletter in May of 2004.
I recently reread it and decided it was time to reprint it in this
edition. I hope it helps my readers find their joy and inner
In 1994, I was
fortunate to have participated in a Leadership Workshop entitled
"The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People." As part of this workshop, we all had to write our Personal Mission
Statement. The instructions were to determine the most important
areas of our lives and goals and write a statement, much like a
Corporation or Business does to focus on a Mission. Every so often,
I review my statement to make sure I am still on track. If you
haven't done this type of exercise, I would encourage you to sit down
this month and give this a try. It will definitely make an impact
and difference in your life.
always strive to see...
beautiful wild flowers in the field,
rolling hills and the majestic mountains.
strive to see every situation as something that I can learn and grow
I will teach
others what I have learned.
constantly strive for transformation.
constantly strive to be a facilitator of transformation to all I
I will live
each day to the fullest.
always strive for my personal best and be tolerant, patient and
forgiving when I stumble.
always take time to play and be childlike.
surround myself in ALL areas of my life with positive, supportive,
nurturing, experiences, situations and people.
If there are
honkers on the highway of life, I will choose not to match negative
energy and honk back or I will choose a more peaceful road with less
I will not
tolerate injustice or abuse of others or myself and I will strive
not to be unjust with others.
balance all areas of my life, work, family, friends, relationships
I will allow
myself to be a couch potato when I need to be and I will also strive
to achieve success - defined by my own standards.
I will heal.
I will not
hold back my dreams and ambitions with limited thinking.
follow the beat of my own drummer and create my own future and finds
ways to do this with financial abundance.
always dare to dream, take risks and make changes to achieve my
I will be
kind, supportive and affirming to all people and go the extra mile.
proclaim and cherish my rarity and uniqueness.
meditate and constantly pursue inner harmony and share my gifts and
insights with others.
rejoice in every new day and lesson.