Presentation on theme: "Begin with the End in Mind"— Presentation transcript:
1 Begin with the End in Mind Habit IIBegin with the End in Mind
2 Personal Mission Statement A personal mission statement is like a personal motto that states what your life is aboutIt is like a blueprint of your lifeCountries have constitutions, companies have mission statements, people can have personal mission statements
3 The Great DiscoveryWe are getting ready to work on our personal mission statementsAs we go through the next slides, you will have a better idea of what inspires you, what you enjoy doing, whom you admire and where you want to take your life!
4 The Great DiscoveryThink of a person who has had a positive influence on your life. What qualities does the person have?Imagine that 20 years from now you are surrounded by the most important people in your life. Who are they and what are you doing?
5 The Great DiscoveryIf a steel beam were placed across two skyscrapers, for what would you be willing to cross? 1 thousand, 1 million, your pet, your brother, fame?
6 The Great DiscoveryIf you could spend one day in a great library studying anything that you wanted, what would you study?List 10 things you love to do. Singing, dancing, drawing, reading, daydreaming, anything.
7 The Great Discovery Describe a time when you were deeply inspired. Five years from now, your local paper does a story about you and they want to interview three people… a parent, a brother or sister, and a friend. What would you want them to say about you?
8 The Great DiscoveryThink of something that represents you… a rose, a song, an animal…Why does it represent you?If you could spend one hour with anyone who ever lived, who would that be? Why that person? What would you ask?
9 The Great DiscoveryEveryone has one or more talent. Which ones below are you good at? Or are there others that aren’t listed?Good with numbersGood with wordsAthleticMechanicalArtisticMemorizingBuilding thingsSensing thingsDecision makingSpeakingWritingDancingSingingListeningHumorousSharingMusicTrivia
10 Getting started Method #1- The quote collection Method #2- The Brain DumpMethod #3- The RetreatMethod #4- The Big LazyChoose one or combine.
11 Three Watch-Outs Watch-Out #1- Negative Labels Watch-Out #2- “It’s All Over” SyndromeWatch-Out #3- Wrong Wall
12 Watch-Out #1- Negative Labels Labels are an ugly form of prejudiceLook at the word prejudice, if you break it down, you get pre-judgeThat means that you are developing an opinion before you have all of the informationDon’t let the labels get to you- try to change them, don’t become them
13 Watch-Out #2-“It’s All Over” Syndrome When you make mistakes, take them in strideDon’t get the “It’s over attitude”, “I can’t do it”, “There’s no use”It’s not all over, everyone makes mistakesThe difference is between those who learn from them, and those who do not learn from them
14 Watch-Out #3- Wrong Wall Have you ever wanted something so badly and when you got it, it’s not as great as you thought it would be?A lot of times we are so worried about some things that we lose sight of what really matters
15 Watch-Out #3- Wrong Wall We are so busy climbing the ladder of success that we never take time to see if the ladder is leaning against the right wallHaving no end in mind is a problemHaving the wrong end in mind can be an even bigger one, because it can lead you in the wrong direction
16 Go for the GoalOnce you have your mission in place you will want to set goalsGoals are more specific than the mission statement and can help you break the statement into bite-sized piecesIf your personal mission statement was to eat a pizza, your goal would be how to slice it
17 5 Keys to Success Key #1- Count the Cost Key #2- Put it in Pen Key #3- Just Do It!!Key #4- Use Momentous MomentsKey #5- Rope Up
18 Key #1- Count the CostMany times we set goals and aren’t able to reach themThis happens because we have not counted the costYou have to know what is going to be required in order for you to reach the goal
19 Key #2- Put it in PenWriting down your goals forces you to be specificYou have to know exactly what your goal is; putting it on paper can help to make it clearer
20 Key #3- Just Do It!! You know what you want to do, now DO IT!!! Once you are fully committed to doing a task, your power to complete it will increaseThose who are committed always find a way pg. 96
21 Key #4- Use Momentous Moments Certain moments in life contain momentum and powerThings with beginning and ends carry momentumEx. The beginning of a new year represents a start, breaking up represents an endOften, tough experiences carry momentum, setbacks and tragedies can often be a springboard for change
22 Key #4- Use Momentous Moments MovingA new seasonGraduationMarriageDivorceA new homeA promotionA demotionA new lookA new dayA new school yearA life-changing experienceBreaking upA new jobA new relationshipBirthDeathAn anniversaryA new month
23 Key #5- Rope Up Learn to borrow strength from others Try to find someone else with a goal similar to yoursTell you parents about your goal and get some adviceGet help from those who want to help you to succeedThe more ropes you put out, the greater your chance is for success p.98
24 Turning Weaknesses into Strengths People who lack the natural physical, social, or mental gifts they desire must fight that much harderThat uphill battle can produce qualities and strengths they couldn’t develop any other wayThat is how a weakness becomes a strength
25 Make your life extraordinary Life is short, make the most of itCarpe Diem- Seize the Day!You don’t have to change the world to have a mission“Most of us will never do great things. But we can do small things in great ways.”-Maren Mouritsen