How would you answer the question, “What is your mission in life?” If you happen to be a teenager, you might answer that you strive to get good grades in school. Perhaps you would answer that you hope to achieve success in a particular sport or artistic endeavor. These are typical and worthwhile goals. Achievements are important steps in building momentum in your life. Each stage reached provides satisfaction and gratification. However, at some point, you realize that life is about more than specific, short-term goals that provide immediate satisfaction. A mission in life is that which fully prepares you to experience life. Finding your mission is crucial to ongoing health, happiness, and well-being. Mission gives us energy and is what gets us out of bed each morning. Living with a mission takes PRACTICE. This is true. By now we have learned that anything worthwhile takes practice to make it an integral part of our lives. In the everyday hustle and bustle of life, it is easy to set our actions to autopilot. This is not conducive to developing and nurturing your momentum. Mission helps us focus on how we want to live our lives. We call this living mindfully. Pay attention and live with intention. Reading and focusing on your purpose in life will help program your mind and body to live in the moment, to live mindfully. Say your mission as an affirmation statement each morning and evening. It may surprise you to see how quickly you adopt this new awareness. You will begin to think bigger and more positively. Our mission is to look forward always, focusing our mind and energy on how we want to live our lives.
By: Amy Guy