The challenges we have faced together are taken shape, form and direction. You and I have replaced the ‘old you’ with the new, moved mountains, washed away the rubbish. Congratulations’ to all our subscribers – the 76 participants (our numbers are growing every day) J THANK YOU. THANK YOU. Thank you for your ongoing support, love and guidance. We all would not be thus far without you my dearest friends and colleges.
Let’s recap on what we have learnt in the last 13 days of the 365 Challenge (Be a Better You in 365 Days Challenge). Our overview page is up and frequently updated – if you are behind on the challenges, do not stress you still have time to catch up over the reflection days on Saturday and Sundays. It is essential that you keep up with us as it will help you focus, motivated and allows you time to grow with the daily tasks.
On Day 1, we started off 365 Challenge Realising who we are, and identified and we are at in our lives. We also listed things we wanted to work on about ourselves.
On Day 2, we looked into understanding we are – we identified 3-7 key traits we wanted to work on this month, and looked into why we wanted to change these traits, as well as what we could start doing to change them around.
On Day 3, we Discovered our inner selves– creating a crystal clear image of how we want our ideal persona to be, right down to the traits and values.
On Day 4, we embarked on our first Day of Virtues, which is on Gratitude. On this day, we were a beacon of light to everyone around us, touching them with kind gratitude from the depth of our hearts.
Then on Day 5 which was our last official task of the week, we created a better person board, capturing the essence of what it means to be our ideal self in text and images – such that we’ll be constantly reminded of our vision for our highest self, even when we’re busy with our daily lives.
On Days 6-7, it was a weekend break to give everyone a chance to rest, regroup and catch-up. I also posted a set of feedback questions to gather your top line thoughts of the 1st week of 365 Challenge so far. Thank YOU to all of you who took the time to share your feedback for the first week! I really appreciate it – your feedback will go a long way to making this course an even better course in the next 3 weeks.
Also on we talked about Just DO it! On Day 9, addressing procrastination and how it affects everything we do, say and respond.
We focused on Day 10 taking action and being proactive about procrastination and how to get things done. No matter how much mental work you do on losing weight, nothing will ever happen until you get off your butt and do something about it. It’s only when you take action that you get results, and only when you get results that you have an active feedback loop on whether your actions match up to the vision you want to achieve.
On Day 11 we gave to the community is some way – Kindness, whether it was saying comforting words to a friend, smiling to a stranger, helping others and offering your hand in someway or another. We add numerous comments how YOU were kind to others and were amazed at your outcomes. Amazing!
After doing something kind to others, we thought it best to declutter our browsers, wardrobes, garages, your mobile phone(s) and your work space(s) on Day 12.
Then we slept the best sleep after decluttering on Day 12, we found ourselves happier and positive about the new day. Day 13 brought about: Being Positive is actually a lot easier than many people choose to realize. It starts with a decision, a decision to enjoy your life and experience life at your best. It’s a simple decision, but it’s a decision we must remake every single day.
“People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.” Earl Nightingale
On Day 5 we created our vision board (our ideal self) – capturing our vision of what it takes to live our ideal life on Days 2-3 into clear imagery 🙂 Many participants have shared their amazing boards! Check them out in Day 5′s post and the comments. As I mentioned in Day 5′s post, our vision board is not a one-off creation – it’s an ongoing process. As we change/grow over time, our goals will change too (when we achieve them; when our priorities change), so make sure your board houses your most updated vision.
Today, we’ll be working on creating your mission statement.
Day 14 – What Is Your Mission in Life?
Create Your Mission Statement
Today’s task will take about 1 hour.
What do you define as living life to your fullest?
Some of us define it as to grow and learn, to achieve our highest potential (if you’re reading my blog it’s probably the case for you), to unleash our creativity, to live freely and true to ourselves, to love others unconditionally, to live consciously in courage and power, and so on. Some of us have particular causes that we believe strongly in, such as to fight against cancer, to help others grow, to inspire others to greatness, to raise women’s self-esteem, to fight for animal rights, to save the environment, to help the unfortunate, to remove poverty, etc.
On a subconscious level, all of us already have an answer on how to live our best life. These are the things we gravitate to in our daily interactions and life choices. For example, my mission statement is:
“My purpose for being on this earth is to help others recognize, develop, and use their God-given intuitive abilities to ease suffering and grow in goodness, love, compassion, and wisdom.”
“My mission is to help take away fear–the fear of death, by proving that we don’t die and will see our loved ones again, and the fear of living, by showing how we can tap in to our wisest selves and make our lives much happier and easier.”
“My desire is to help each of us connect to the love that is eternal, that is the reason for our existence.”
Some may have an inking on what you want to achieve in your life, what you want to make out of your life, but never pinned it down into a statement.
Today’s task is to identify that statement, and crystallize into words. For those who have already identified your mission statement previously, this is a great chance to review the statement and update it.
Part 1: Finding Your Purpose
“We all possess the thunder of pure fury and the calm breeze of tranquillity. If it wasn’t for tomorrow, how much would we get done today? Whatever your purpose… embrace it completely. Get lost in the clouds every now and then so you never lose sight of God’s wonder.” ~Paul Vitale
“The man who views the world at fifty the same as he did at twenty has wasted thirty years of his life.” ~Muhammad Ali
On a piece of paper write on top, “My Life Purpose”.
- Read 6 Things to Consider Before Identifying Your Purpose – by Celes, so you know what to look for as you set your purpose/mission.
- Read How To Discover Your Real Purpose in 30 Minutes – by Celes. Follow Step # 1 in the article to find your purpose.
- Pay special attention to “10 Important Things To Note“. These are based on most common questions I receive regarding the purpose exercise which you will likely encounter when doing the exercise too.
- After you get your deepest answer, then follow Step # 2 in the article to refine your mission statement.
Part 2: Bringing Your Mission To Life
With the current mission statement you created,
- Add to your vision board. Put it at the top of your board so you see it immediately.
- Recite your statement throughout the day. Every day as you start your day, review your mission statement. Remember why you’re here and what you’re here to do. Feel that same energy you had when you first created the statement. Ask yourself what you can do today to live truest to your statement today and moving forward.
- Live in alignment with your mission. Use your mission statement as your reference point with everything you face. Ask yourself if what you’re doing now helps you to live true to your statement, or if there are other, better things you can do. With every situation you’re in, ask what is the manner to act to live fullest to your mission. Do a personal check regularly if you’re being 110% true to it.
- Review your mission. Have a regular 13/106/12 month review on your mission statement. Does it resonate with you 110% now? If not, see if it’s time to tweak/refresh the statement.
Day 4 Reflection for 365 Challenge
Is there anything you learned today?
If so, what is it? Write it down.
Share Your Answers!
Share in the comments, then live true to this trait for the whole of today. Report back at the end to share your progress!