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Do your mission eventually! And get your timeless compass needle!
Reviewed in the United States on June 19, 2018
The review for the book “How to develop your personal mission statement” by Stephen Covey.
The aim of the book: to persuade the reader to pay the price of time and write down the personal mission statement on the paper with permanent reconsidering one later.
The key idea: your mission statement is the best way to start with the end in your mind and describe what you want to be in terms of character and what you want to do in reference to contributions and achievements. There are 4 criteria of a good mission statement: it has to be timeless, contain ends (achievements and contributions) and means (based on unaltered principles), cover all your roles and deal with whole dimensions of human nature: body (physical, professional, well-being), social/emotional aspect (relationships), mind (intellectual facilities) and spirit (serve, leave the legacy).
The proof of the book’s worth: the author of the book wrote the renowned “7 habits of highly effective people”, and now he gives recommendations how to develop your most important life’s idea with other experts from the world leading leadership training company “FranklinCovey”.
The use of the book: 1. to put your personal mission statement on the paper eventually, or 2. to reexamine your most significant life’s idea right now, following what Victor Hugo once said, “There is nothing as powerful as an idea whose time has come.”