A personal mission statement helps job-seekers identify their core values and beliefs. Here is one (free) example of a job-seeker's personal mission statement.
- Be humble, considerate, honest, kind, loving, and most importantly forgiving, but wise.
- Give unselfishly to the needy, but try to provide tools for success as well: i.e., offer a job and a handout.
- Provide limitless love to my children and my other family members. Allow them to grow and develop unhindered of what I think is best; but allow them to painfully discover what is best for themselves. Set wide boundaries within which they may develop, wide enough where they can make decisions they will anguish over but close enough that they will know how much I love them and that I will always morally support them. Say yes, unless there is a very good and explainable answer for no. Allow them to color in their own future, not striving for any perceived expectations of my own or other people in their lives.
- Keep my word.
- Find weaknesses in myself and situations and choose to improve them.
- Other important values I must never forget: Learning, gaining knowledge and nurturing friendships.
- Work and play where my integrity cannot be compromised.
- Refrain from building walls -- allow pessimism, criticism to come in, but I will choose to learn from them, not react or hide from them
- Refrain from competing, but add to other's success.
- Remember and thank those who have helped me. Return their kindness to others that need it.
- Allow my values to guide me, not jealously or other peoples' values, competition or wealth.
- Look at both sides of an issue before making a decision. Realize that each decision is an independent decision, not necessarily directly related to past or future decisions, and take the time to gather insight to make informed decisions.
- Take time every day for reflection, to realize what I learned, what I should learn more about to say thank you, to give myself a pat on the back while looking into what I need to improve upon.
- Remember always that my greatest success will be through my childrens' eyes and to build and positively develop that relationship every day.
"Real success is success with self; it's not having things, but in having mastery, having victory over oneself"
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