Personal & Professional Mission Statements

Two weeks ago I was attending a course at the University of Georgia when our instructor lead us into a most interesting conversation about “a mission statement”. This writing exercise wasn’t about a corporate statement, but rather a life statement that embodied both our professional & personal life. In many cases, the collective “we” keep those two areas of our lives separate and work to find balance between the two. Yet, as I was challenged to create a statement that merged these two lives together, I wanted to envelop my desire to succeed as a working professional, an avid believer in volunteerism and a family man. The result of that effort is what has now become my personal & professional mission statement.

Personal & Professional Mission Statement –

“I intend to help others by fostering individual achievement, mentor organizational development to firms that I am passionate towards and provide coaching to those who have that desire to maximize their personal and professional development.

Living with the belief that I can achieve anything in life that I desire by first helping others achieve their goals will be the cornerstone of my work ethic and I will gain great satisfaction in knowing that I have helped others.

I intend to live a life of purpose… to be a great husband, father, son and friend to those in my life”.

What is your mission statement? Would you be willing to share it? I would love to post a collection of various personal & professional mission statements so those seeking inspiration might find this resource valuable.

So… What is your mission statement?

An Eagle’s Promise

This evening I was honored to attend a BSA Court of Honor where a young man from Troop 115 was awarded the rank of Eagle Scout. This exceptional young man was the second in his family to follow his father’s example as an Eagle Scout and has lived his life in a most exemplary manner. I was touched to see the tender moment when this young man hugged his mother and the joy in her eyes to see her son reach this goal.

I was pleased to witness that scouting continues to be about the young men embracing a value system, striving for something good and living their life as they follow the scout law…

“A scout is trustworthy, loyal, helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, obedient, cheerful, thrifty, brave, clean and reverent.”

Tonight was not about political platforms nor policy, but simply about recognizing the efforts of a remarkable young man who has grown from a boy to a man and while doing so attained the rank of Eagle Scout.

For all Eagle Scouts young and old, we are reminded that our journey as an Eagle Scout does not end, but rather that we should live our lives as adults following this Eagle Promise…

” I reaffirm my allegiance to the three promises of the scout oath. I thoughtfully recognize and take upon myself the obligations and responsibilities of an Eagle Scout.

On my honor I will do my best to make my training and example, my rank and my influence, count strongly for better scouting and for better citizenship in my troop, in my community, and in my contacts with other people.

To this I pledge my sacred honor.”

I am thankful to those parents and leaders who support scouting and work together to develop our youth into tomorrow’s leaders. Scouting matters!