Mission and vision are important.
Unfortunately, many of us just sort of drift. We fall into certain patterns on accident, don’t question them, and just live.
Comfort is a Bad Goal
We tend to settle into the goal of comfort. How can we have enough money, enough free time, enough peace with those around us so that we’re comfortable. We’re looking for as little stress as possible with as little effort as possible.
But in the end, will comfort be the legacy that we want? Do I want to be known for the comfortable life I lead?
Or do I want to be known for someone who had a vision and a mission and went after it? That I solved problems and had purpose?
What Should and Could Be
Frankly, I’m not sure if it’s important if I actually solved those problems, but that I found some meaning in being responsible to solve problems.
So having a mission. Having a vision. That’s not just the stuff of corporations and nonprofits and churches and schools.
Being on mission is what gives being human its meaning. Having a vision of what could be and should be injects life with purpose and drive.
What do you see that could and should be?
How are you determining that in your life, even if it’s just what could be and should be in your marriage. Or what could be and should be with your children. Or what could be and should as far as your health and fitness is concerned. Or what could be and should be in your community or at your office or with your clients.
Figure out what’s important to you.
Have a vision for those things. Make it your mission to see that vision come to pass.
It won’t always be comfortable, but it’ll be worth it.