Transform your family today with a mission statement. From the famous, and incredibly insightful, Zig Ziglar, we learn the importance of a mission statement. In his above video, Raising Positive Kids: Affirming Yourself, Family Mission, we get a bit of insight into how a mission statement can completely transform your family and your own life as well.
Ziglar mentions, “When I think of a mission statement, I interpret it and consider it a commitment.” Like any commitment, when you have one you are expected to keep and uphold, it suddenly becomes a very important piece of your everyday life. Rather than brushing the would-be-commitment to the wayside and letting other activities, ideas and people interrupt – a real commitment, a defined commitment, to someone or something becomes a tangible aspect of your life that truly matters.
“If you lay out a commitment,” explains Ziglar, you suddenly have a new drive to follow through with that commitment. When he decided to commit himself to his wife before they were married, “I was determined… that I was going to seek a person that I was going to spend the rest of my life with.” Ziglar knew that he wanted to marry his wife, whom he fondly calls “The Redhead,” and so he knew that his commitment to finding her and courting her and treating her well was high on his list of priorities. Therefore, he was able to truly transform his actions and ensure that every step he took with her was a step closer to finding happiness and love together.