Since I only had one respondent to Do You Have a Mission Statement?, maybe this topic is even more important than I thought (or maybe it’s been overdone.Â Feel free to comment on this topic if you desire).Â As you may remember, I’m sharing my notes from a presentation by a physician who spoke to the PSU-Hershey Christian Medical Society.Â Good material!Â My purpose is to stimulate conversation/thought on:
â€œDo you have a personal mission statement? If so, how did you come about one?Â Was this a part of (or separate from) your undergraduate/graduate academic community, adviserâ€™s mentoring, campus ministry,Â â€œjourney,â€ training?
If you haven’t explored this territory in the past, I hope that this post encourages you to do such.
As I noted last week, the physician began by pointing out the incompleteness of success defined as
“‘Be smart + work hard + be nice’ plus some God.”
He focused upon how we must be open and available to God integrating into all aspects of our life, even the good ones. Imagine a Calculus integration problem. Furthermore, cultivate a vision for life: a single image which captures your imagination, as it is inspired by God, in movement toward an ultimate goal.Â For more visit Do You Have a Mission Statement?
- Vocation/calling is the practical/mystical intersection of need and passion.
- The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet. — Frederick Buechner.Â Wishful Thinking (HarperCollins. 1993. 119).
- Listening to the voice of God depends on silence. But as it is easy to deceive oneself, one must weigh what one hears against the wise counsel of others.
- Vision to Mission Statement:Â start at the “end” (with your vision) and move backward
- Imagine your eulogy, i.e., one that tells the story as it truly was. [Read more…] about Do You Have a Mission Statement? Part II