First Steps

Establishing you values, vision and mission is important - If you don’t know who you are you won’t know who to say yes to and who to say no to.

Pick up the Pen!

Write down three things:

Your core values.
Your personal vision statement.
Your personal mission statement.

These are important because:
If you don’t know who you are you won’t know who to say yes to and who to say no to.

In the absence of a map you need a compass.

Ask the right questions...

Ask yourself four things:
What am I good at?
What do I enjoy?
What am I passionate about?
Where do I find favour?

The answers to these questions are almost always linked, if not the same.
They are important for three reasons:

1. They help you to triangulate your position on the journey between living the life you feel you have to live (most likely the one you are living now) and the life you want to live.

2. If you’re dreaming about something you are not good at, you don’t enjoy and you don’t have favour for, that’s not a dream that’s a nightmare.

3. They are clues to who you are, who you want to be and what you might choose to do that you would never want to retire from.

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