A mission is about what you want your life to stand for. Goals are about what you want to get and a plan for achieving them. Missions come first.
When did you last ask yourself what you wanted your life to stand for? Have you faced your own mortality yet? That is when most of us wonder what our lives have added up to. So the first step in thinking about your mission is to contemplate your death.
EMOTIONAL FITNESS TipS
The purpose of thinking about dying is to help you clarify your personal life mission. What you want said about you after you are gone.
Tip one: Remember what matters most and that means trying to make your part of the world a bit kinder for all you meet. That is what EFT calls The Mission.
This is not just a bit of do good dogma. Doing good is karma, kindness is karma. All the studies show that the Golden Rule of treating others as you want to be treated as taught across the centuries in all cultures leads to not just a good life, but a longer life, greater happiness, better relationships, and adds to the possibility of peace on earth.
Tip two: Think about dying tonight, a year from now, three years from now. Many gurus ask what you would do if you knew you were going to die the next day. Only marginally useful for it allows no time to focus more strongly on what matters. Thinking of a year from now and three years from now empowers you more.
Tip three: Take the time to write a personal mission statement. Doing so is not as hard as your think. When you have written yours print it up and hang it where you will see it regularly.
Tip four: Create a mission statement slogan. “Remember what matters” is one. “Doing good for me and others” another; “Practicing kindness pays” a third. Use one of these or find your own.
Tip five: Act daily on your mission. This means practicing deliberate kindness. As this Poster Coach show doing so is easy.
When I walked the streets of New York I loved complimenting strangers. Made two days:theirs and mine.
Tip six is for parents: Start teaching children about kindness as soon as they can walk and talk. Begin with teaching manners. Not the kind about what forks go where, but the ones that honor and acknowledge others.
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Today’s critical thinking exercise using the s WordPress DAILY PROMPT Fearless Fantasies How would your life be different if you were incapable of feeling fear? Would your life be better or worse than it is now?
Can you see a way this relates to today’s post?
It did not inspire my post, but fear often keeps us from practicing kindness and fear of failure or fear that a job is too bit to accomplish all too often keeps us from doing what we can to make a difference or reach of goals.
At the same we need a bit of fear to keep us safe. Fear is a clue that danger might exist. It needs to checked against reality, not eliminated.
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
Easy Emotional Fitness Exercises (www.emotionalfitnesstraining.com
The five components of Emotional Intelligence (www.sonoma.edu)Emotional Intelligence (en.wikipedia.org)Emotional Fitness Tips for Parents (parentsarepeopletoo.com)
An Emotional Fitness Program for Parents(amazon.com)
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