A personal mission statement can be defined as a written statement that explains what your purpose is, whether in a professional environment or in a personal perspective, but it should explain what your goal is to achieve for a long period of time. There are a few questions that should be answered when creating a purposeful mission statement:

  1. What is it that you want to do?
  2. Why do you want to do it?
  3. How will you do it?
  4. Who will you do it for?

Answering these questions specifically, will allow you to avoid a vague personal mission statement that doesn’t represent who you truly want to become and invest your energy and time on.