Steps to the Mission-Minded Day

Outstanding people have one thing in common: An absolute sense of mission. – Zig Ziglar

Do you have a written mission?  A mission in your mind?  Do you know what you want your life to portray?  Are your daily actions clearly reflecting your mission?

Sometimes…. honestly – many times – I can have way too many missions in my mind to do any ONE of them any good on a daily basis.  So I have decided to make a reasonable and manageable approach to being mission-minded each day:

  1. Write down the mission for today
  2. Compare it to my life mission – if it complements than it is approved, if not, it is re-worked
  3. Set my daily focus
  4. Take actions in alignment with the mission

For example, today my mission is financial organization and overseeing family. Both are agreeable with my life mission, so the FOCUS:

  1. Prepare for Austin’s movie party
  2. Revise budget and set new goals for 2015


  • Buy party supplies [food, drinks, movie]
  • Clean and organize game room and family room
  • Review financial data [stocks, insurances, retirement, estimated college expenses, etc]
  • Revise budget spreadsheet
  • Set meeting day & time to have family goal setting and agreement on spending

Of course there will be many other items screaming for attention.  There will be hundreds more action items; but the goal of the Mission-Minded Day is to have your top priorities at the front of your mind so that they become the main priority for this day.

A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life. – Stephen Covey


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