Create Your Own Personal Vision Statement

While I was in South Korea for study travel with Spelman, one of our assignments was to create a personal vision statement. Not a mission statement Vision Statement. For me the biggest difference between the two is that one is full of goals and a driving force and the other is simply how you see yourself living on the inside out.

Here are some notes I took so that you can create your own personal vision statement.

Your statement should:

  • Align with your vision
  • Engage ambiguity
  • Cultivate stillness
  • Attend to emotion
  • Attend to judgement
  • Attend to physical sensation


  • Notice your thoughts
  • Examine the Judgment


  • Witness emotions


  • Embracing the unknown


  • Commit to being your highest and best as a human

Crafting my Personal Vision Statement (use words in the present tense):

  1. Being in the moment
  2. Looking forward to a positive future
  3. Embracing all situation
  4. Knowing personal limits
  5. Don’t give others power to control your own emotions
  6. Not letting thoughts cloud my judgment
  7. Being aware of my mind and body at all times

You can also start by putting one word on a sticky note that you would like to accomplish.

-Mindful- Communicative- Awareness- Emotional Stability- Knowledgeable- Compassion- Curiosity- Patience- Present-

Share with me your personal mission statement!

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