#2 – Create a personal life mission statement
To help ensure your priorities are the right ones, create a life mission statement. A life mission statement is quite similar to your priorities. Begin by writing out your priorities in descending order, then answer this question: “What do I want to accomplish in life by keeping my priorities?” What you write should be your overall goal for doing what you do.
A mission statement guides and directs you, preventing you from losing focus on what is most important in life and helping to maintain balance. Having an effective mission statement is helpful in many ways, including
(1) providing inspiration, focus, and consistency in your actions;
(2) keeping you on track toward your goals
(3) increasing your personal effectiveness and leadership.