"If you aim at nothing, you'll hit it every time."
A few years ago, I decided to create a simple mission statement for my housekeeping goals that I could actually DO. It's helped me feel less guilty about letting some things go, while inspiring me to keep on keepin' on with the things that are important to me. It's amazing how much this helped me focus on what matters.
This is what I came up with:
"I would like my home to be clutter-free and inviting. My goal is to decide which tasks I need to do or delegate each day so we can maintain a better, more organized lifestyle. I want to honor my husband's greater need (than mine) for orderliness. I want to be able to invite friends over without having to clean up for three days beforehand."
I'd hoped to work on it again last week, but did not get a chance to. I'm going to tweak it and add something in there to the effect of "I will find something to take joy in every day, no matter what." I want to choose to be joyful, and I want my family to be blessed with a mom who has a joyful spirit. That should be part of my statement....and I'll let you know what I come up with.
Today's Small Thing is to write a simple mission statement. If you over-think it, or try to write something you think Martha Stewart would approve of, you'll have one that isn't genuine. Even if you feel that you are "aiming low," that's OK. By doing this, you will have a target that will get you moving in a positive direction.
POINTS: 50 For either borrowing all or part of mine, or writing your own. Write it down and think about it this week as we start learning how to make your goals a reality! I'm excited, are you?
Please feel free to share you mission statements! Remember, keep them simple!
Song of the Day: Mission Impossible, Danny Elfman - Hey, we can DO this today!!
PS I will announce December's Winners later today!