A man without ethics is a wild beast loosed upon this world.– Albert Camus
Whatever you do in life, whoever you may be and whatever your goals in life are, it is important that you prepare your “personal mission statement”. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything, and if you are not sure where you are headed then you will for certain get lost!
What do I mean by a “personal mission statement”? Well, each of us as individuals have a great impact on the world that surrounds us. We affect people at home, we influence people at work, we leave an impression on others in school…no man is an island. A great sad reality today in the world we live in is; too many are influenced by the economic environment instead of a self-imposed ethic standard by which they would like to live. Way too many of us will compromise what we believe or feel to be right, in order to gain and this is precisely what has led us into the current economic woes that we have all fallen victims to today!
Just as in business you have choices, hard choices such as, should we take a hit financially in order to right a wrong so as to satisfy the consumers..or should we leave things as they are and get what we can today at the dis-satisfaction of the customer? When you decide to take the tough road of satisfying the customer, it costs you initially but most likely you will gain long-term satisfaction and future and continued income. If you choose the latter, you may earn more today, but fail on the long-term!
The same goes for your personal decisions and self-set standard. If you compromise your personal ethics in order to gain today, in the long-term you may end up losing big time in the long run! You have to set what you would like to be known for, brand yourself in such a way that others will know what you stand for, and once you have done this, will have the customers that you want and need! Sit down and write out your personal mission statement. Set your own standard and live by them, you will find that others will seek you out because of the value you have to offer!
Do you have a personal mission statement?