Mission – Why You Need To Know Yours
The difference between goals and mission is reflected in the difference between I want to go to the gym, and I want to have a healthy relationship with fitness.
We’ve all been guilty of chasing after a goal and coming up short. We put this down to any number of things, poor planning, injury, work stress, even just plain old bad luck.
But what if I told you it was likely doomed to fail from the start no matter how lucky you got.
That’s right, most of us fail, most of the time, because a key part of the equation was missing.
That key part of the equation is your Mission, and we’re going to share with you a simple method to move you closer to starting in the right place, so you have a better chance of finishing there too!
Why Is It Important You Have A Clear Idea Of Yours?
Everything we do is a reflection of our mission, and core values. This is true whether we intend it or not. And it can work either for or against us. If our mission and values are unclear, so will be our ability to achieve happiness. If we are unfocused, we’re more likely to chase after dreams that will take us off-track.
On the other hand, our the mission and core values are clear and concise, we put ourselves in a much better position to achieve happiness.
Knowing Your Mission Allows Focus
If you ask yourself to show up every day and try to achieve a goal, but you’re unclear as to why it matters, and where it’s going, you’re hurting your own mental health.
When you dial in your mission and core values right, you’ll be far more motivated and inspired, and you immediately increase the focus on your mission.
How Do I Define My Mission?
Ask yourself these three things
- Where am I going?
- Why does it matter to Me?
- What happens if I don’t get there?
If your goal is to lose weight, your answers may look a little like this
1 – I’m on a journey to lose 10kgs
2 – I want to feel more self-confident and be a better influence for my kids
3 – The Doctor has told me I have the hallmarks of being pre-diabetic.
Now you have a clear understanding of what you want to achieve, why you want to achieve and what happens if you don’t get there.
Your challenge is to take two or three things that have been bugging you for a while.
Run them through the three-step test above.
If they fail the three tests, bin them.
If you can put structure around each answer, then it’s a mission worthy of your effort.
Let us know how you get on.