I just ran across a blog post, "Vision Statement Revisited", that I wrote in 2010 where I shared my Personal Vision Statement and the background behind writing it. It is now the fall of 2013, and although the Vision Statement is very simple, it still inspires me to continue doing work that fits my values. On a very hot September day, when I didn't feel like writing, I enjoyed remembering the cold winter day, reflecting on my past, and seeing how it led me to meet my goal of writing my first book, "Fire Up Your Profile for LifeWork Success". Here is an excerpt from that blog post.
It’s a cold overcast damp January morning. As I took a walk
along the creek, I had time to reflect on my "Vision Statement." I created a
Vision Statement" about five years ago, and at least once a year I go back and
re-evaluate it to make sure it still fits with my current values and goals.
My Personal Vision Statement
To find a place
That inspires my spiritual growth;
Where I can develop my ideas;
Speak the truth;
And feel valued.
I was thinking that my "Vision" for honest self-expression
might need to evolve and grow by now. As I thought about it, I couldn’t imagine
what else to add. Then I realized this year I set a goal to put my
self-expression and creativity into a well-formed book. It felt like a huge
challenge. I realized that writing a book was the culmination of my vision for
self-expression. I’m finding out how much work it really is! Looking back at my
“Vision Statement” still gives me the motivation to put more time and energy
into the work that I plan to do this year.
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