Thursday, May 27, 2010

Potential Mission

I am thinking these are cop-out, but this is where I am starting.

Mission: To give my daughters the tools and resources to be bright, beautiful, strong and impactful.

But isn't my mission bigger than my kids? I don't know... Should it be? Being a mom is my most important job, my main focus right now. Ten years ago my mission was different, and maybe two or five or 10 years from now it will be different, but right now? It is all about them.

Vision: Five years from now I want to be a better person than I am today: more aware of the people and world around me, more cognizant of my positive and negative impact and better equipped to respond appropriately and effectively to maximize the positive and mitigate the negative.

I see that on my path to make my girls better people, I will learn a heck of a lot about myself and improve along the way. I can have a vision for them, but I can't make my vision about them. At least, I don't think so...

Am I too deep for the peanut gallery? Anyone have any insights, directions? Values or lessons to share?


Wenderina said...

OK - now put together some rock climber posters for me on this.

All kidding's always good to take a moment and go deeper when you look at your life and values. Good luck with this.

nallman said...

I've been thinking a lot about this recently as well. How my mission(or purpose) really is all about my kids at the moment. I got offered a job at a small startup that I would have LOVED, but chose to stay at big company X so I could leave at 5 to see them. Definitely not a choice I would have made even 5 years ago. But in every way it feels right to put their needs in front of my own. Totally get this post AB.