Making a Personal Mission Statement
You must begin at the very center of your circle of influence (our most basic paradigms)–the center of your lens in order to create your own personal mission statement. This could also be called your philosophy or creed. It focuses on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions/achievements), as well as your values/principles upon which your being and doing are based.
The center of your circle of influence is your source of: a) security, b) guidance, c) wisdom, and d) power.
We could be money-centered, possession-centered, work-centered, pleasure-centered, friend-centered, enemy-centered, religion-centered, self-centered, spouse-centered, or family-centered.
We essentially need to strive for a principle-centered life as a source for security (unchanging principles); guidance and wisdom (correct maps); and power (self-awareness and knowledge from being proactive and living according to correct principles).