- Mitch Skiles
- Landisville, PA
- United States
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Adopting a Personal Mission Statement to Guide Motivation In Action
I'll include an excerpt from an article I wrote on this subject (which can be seen in full at http://luxperci.com/motivation-mission-statement-soul/):
Without a life mission statement, there is no connection between your true soul and the reality in which it resides. Character is observed through action, but brought to life through its motivation at the very core of your being. That motivation is the answer to the most important question of introspection. We all think we know why we act. Since our child development we have been branded with a moral compass guiding us in our decisions. We like to believe what we do is in the name of our God or for the honor of our family name. We give acts of kindness out of selflessness and remain loyal to respect deep friendships. At least, that’s how we often answer the question of motivation.
But no matter how much we would like to believe these answers are reality, this is not always the case. The mind is fascinating. In fact, when asked a difficult question, we typically use an unconscious substitution method instantaneously replacing the difficult question with an easier one. ”Why do I act?” becomes “What is a good reason to act?” It’s a case of psychological confirmation—confirm what we believe to be true because it hurts a lot less than having to admit we might be wrong. Self-inflicted pain is difficult, especially self-inflicted pain to the soul. Rather than admit ill-intentions we always tend to believe what we are doing is right. I suggest that if we are not willing to face the pain of recognizing our faulty motives, than we have failed to establish a true core mission—for a core mission instills a sense of discipline to hold ourselves to it.
Once again you may read more here: (http://luxperci.com/motivation-mission-statement-soul/)