by Scarlett Uribe
This week in my finding purpose class we were given an assignment to write our personal statements, which sparked a 40 minute conversation on their purpose and usefulness. I wanted to dive a bit deeper into this and found a great, easy-read article on Indeed. I wanted to share my findings with you.
What is a personal statement?
“A personal statement…defines your values, who you are and how you define success.”
Why should we have one?
It can help you have a better understanding and view of your values. It’s helpful for reflecting and deciding if your current activities, priorities, and goals are in line with your values. If not, it could serve to help redefine your goals and change your current engagements.
Here’s a look at my personal mission statement for some ideas on how to start shaping your own!
“I will be a lifelong learner, creator and innovator. I will enjoy the simplicity of life while discovering its natural beauty. I will add to it through the development of my personal skills, talents and pursuit of my passions.”
Take some time to write out your personal mission statement and place is somewhere you can see it often! It makes a difference!