Formulating a vision statement is important to communicate what you want to achieve in life – having a good statement will ensure better focus and correct orientation to achieve short and long term goals. Ask yourself what do you see as a legacy that will be left to loved ones.
What are the essential ingredients of a personal vision statement
Based on Principle – strong morals is important in guiding your decision making process and having the right principles will ensure that you make the correct decisions at the right time.
Motivate – your statement should be able to get you up and at it early on those gloomy mornings that you really don’t or want to leave bed.
Relevant – the statement should be relevant to you no matter what stage you are in life or even if you make major changes in life such as migrate, change careers or even retire.
NOT based on money – don’t create a personal statement based purely on money or materialism but rather something that adds value to your character and personality.
Don’t plagiarise – copying someone else’s mission statement will not make you a success so look to creating a unique statement that matches the situation and builds on own personal strengths and mitigates weaknesses.
Short and sweet – Any personal statement should be short and to the point – something in latin and difficult to remember is not going to fit the bill. Try to tell your life story in six words.