The mission statement
I first know about mission statements from J.D. Roth’s post on the Financial Independence Reddit. For some reason, it resonates with me. So much so that I sent screenshots to my friends the moment I chanced upon it.
Multiple attempts later I realised it is no simple task finding out one’s mission statement. I referenced many mission statements and wrote down many versions but none felt right. It was either too forceful or too blunt. Too narrow or too vague.
I ended up following J.D. Roth’s post and finally got a full mission statement. It wasn’t easy either. I cleared all distractions and wrote the mission statement in the void deck. I think I spent around 2 hours just to get my mission statement right. Even had to touch it up a little after that.
Here’s what I came up with:
My mission statement:
Carefree living, constant learning, periodical traveling, always doing things I enjoy with the people I care about.
Financially stable, no worries about health, family, and friends. Able to do anything I want without worries.
Learning everything I am interested in. This includes going back to school or working in industries I have never worked before.
Travel for longer periods (preferably > 1 month) every few months to different locations to soak in the culture.
Always doing things I enjoy with the people I care about.
Life is too short to be doing something I do not enjoy. So either learn to enjoy whatever I do or change what I am doing. Also, I care too much about what people I *don’t* care about think. It is time for me to put my priorities straight and only worry about people I *do* care about.
Write your own mission statement. It will help you understand what means more to you.