What's Your Mission?Nov 04, 2020
The other day during a coaching session with a client, we were discussing her work in relation to current events happening in the world.
She wanted to use her craft to help share people’s stories but she was worried that she didn’t know enough to be able to share.
I invited her to connect back to her mission statement and core values that we discovered is the premise for her life’s work.
I then asked if her mission was to educate or was it to share human stories to invoke curiosity, compassion and courage (her core values).
She said the latter. Upon this discovery, we realized that this approach was also more sustainable not only for herself, but for people who will see her work because it will inspire people to empathize with what’s happening in the world and to continue to explore and learn in their own ways.
During these monumental moments, it can be challenging to remain focused on our personal goals and efforts, but we don’t all have to be educators, activists, lobbyists, etc. Just like we’re not all nurses, doctors, lawyers, or accountants.
We each have a different piece in the puzzle.
If we don’t share our individual pieces, then we will be missing a small piece that makes a whole.
So I invite you to stay connected to your personal mission and values, because this is what will drive your individual focus and purpose in the world in a more sustainable way.