Monday, September 26, 2011

What would happen if we all had a personal mission statement and lived by it.

I have been in business management (arts related) for most of my working life. I have in depth familiarity with strategic planning sessions, mission statements and employee training. It is common to think of an employee; while you are here (at work) your actions should all support the mission statement of the organization. At work, this is so clear to me. So why at home do I stray?

I am buffeted by house work, yard work and supporting others in their mission. In fact, when my family was intact, my mission was supporting others, or so it appeared for a time. I ask myself to think through what is my mission statement? Can I actually put myself first, like the instructions on the airplane do when instructing us to put your air mask on before you help another?

If I came out of my Mom as a seed, and have spent a life time of growing, what have I become. It’s not like I will change what that seed is. It has always been the same. It is that this adult mind needs to get out of the way so that my truth has room to become.

My truth is to help others.
My truth is to be creative.
My truth is to make things in dimension.
My mission statement is to help others find their truth through creative play with art.

My truth is to embrace the earth.
My truth is to protect the animals.
My truth is lightly walking a spiritual path.
My mission statement is to help others realize their spirit connection through art.

I have an arts related job that is interesting, and serves to bring art to a broader audience. It is in alignment with my mission. So why should I be concerned that I do not make much money? Am I buffeted by society’s creed that you are paid what you are worth? I don’t get paid much and I feel I am offering a lot, so I wrestle with my pay not being in alignment with my worth. Cool your jets, Liese.

Be thankful for Having a Job.
Be thankful for it being Arts Related.
Be thankful for having a job somewhat in alignment with your mission statement.
At work, my mission statement might be; I help others find tranquility through art in their environment.

I am thankful.

1 comment:

rita said...

Liese, thank your for sharing your deep inquiry, and the answered and unanswered questions that reach us all.