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 a 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):
- Being in the moment
- Looking forward to a positive future
- Embracing all situation
- Knowing personal limits
- Don’t give others power to control your own emotions
- Not letting thoughts cloud my judgment
- 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!