(Courtesy of Andrea Malis)
Did some homework. Narrowed down my top 5 values. Here they are:
1. Healing 2. Children 3. Trust 4. Hope 5. Duty
There are tons of resources on the internet if you get stuck on how to start. You can just Google the word values and many, many sites show up for you to pick from. I worked my way through two very different lists. I found clarity in both. Ultimately, I turned inward and wrote straight from my heart. I had others on there like Character and Spirituality, but this particular list only asked for five, and that’s a great place to start.
Next: Write out YOUR why for each of these. I have mine.
The Next Step in this book is to Choose your Mission. Your life is worth a noble motive.
“Dedicate your life to a cause greater than yourself, and your life will become a glorious romance and adventure.”
So the assignment is to write your personal Mission Statement. Try to keep it clear, brief and exciting. Just ask yourself, “What is my calling, my life’s aim? What inspires me the most? What activity or service is my core values urging me to pursue?”
Wow, when you put it that way, I should be a youth pastor. Not sure that’s the direction I am headed in.
So, tons of work to do yet again on this part. Let’s get to work and don’t forget to share your top 5 values.
Be blessed and well on your journey.