My Personal Vision and Mission Statement
November 3, 2015
Hi Passion Fit Crew! I hope everyone enjoyed Halloween and is gearing up for holiday season. My blog post for today is very special to me. I wanted to share my personal vision and mission statement I had written 20 years ago when I was 19 years old and a sophomore in college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. I had taken Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” leadership course within the business school and was very inspired by both the course and the book at that time.
One of the things we discussed, was knowing your own values and writing about your own personal visions and mission statement for your life. I wrote mine in such a way that I could read it decades later and my deepest values, goals and aspirations would still hold true at any point in my life. I can honestly say that everything I wrote then is still completely true to the core for me now. I feel like I have experienced and accomplished many of the things I set out to in becoming a wife, mother, within my extended family, friendships, career, education, travel, volunteer work, etc., but yet I still have so much more to learn, experience and accomplish as well, which is a great feeling. I also know I am completely meant to be doing what I am doing with Passion Fit based on what I wrote. All that said, here is my personal vision and mission statement. I am both nervous and excited to share it with you all. I hope it inspires you to write your own personal vision and mission statement, which can be used as a compass or guide for you throughout your life as well!
“My mission in life is to experience genuine happiness. I want to experience this through the people I will cross paths with in this lifetime as well as the things I will learn from them, give to them, receive from them and experience with them. I would like to honestly be able to look into my own heart and know that I have used it, thought and made decisions with it, given it to others and followed it to the best of my ability. I want to be completely secure with my relationship with God and my spiritual being. I want to understand, respect and love my true self without any doubts or underestimation.
I would like to achieve my goals and make my dreams come true, but still live and learn along the way. I want to be able to appreciate mistakes, criticisms and misfortunes as “life’s little gifts” to help me become stronger and give me new insights and opportunities. I would like to be able to comfortably live with uncertainty to fully experience the adventure of possibility, hope and opportunity. I want to be open to new people, ideas and experiences. I want to find my “special talent” and my purpose on this earth and serve humanity to the best of my ability.
I would like to give, receive and experience love at it’s highest level. I would like to have the capability to live each present moment fully while anticipating and creating the future. I want to always remember and learn from the past, but not live in it. I want to fully discover the beauty of life and nature and help others discover this beauty. This is a journey I am so excited to be a part of…and I will travel along it using my heart, mind, body and soul!”
–Reena Prasad Vokoun