Mission Statements – part 1

“Without a really good mission statement you have the potential to get to the top of the ladder
only to find it is leaning against the wrong building.”

-Dan Miller



Another quote that comes to mind here is “Begin with the end in mind” from Stephen Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.  Mr. Miller’s quote above paints a great picture of climbing a ladder.  So many of us are hard workers.  Many of us are even very intentional about our focus, goal setting and the like.  But if we skip this step of stopping to develop our mission in life, to what end are we working, focusing and toiling away?  It would be a shame to finally get to the top, after all that hard work, and realize we weren’t happy with where we were.

A takeaway from Entreleadership by Dave Ramsey.


As always comments re: good books, takeaways, stories, and/or lessons learned would be the coolest but anything is cool.