If you want to align with your higher self, you must spend time doing a personal values assessment. That may sound scary, but I’ll tell you how to do it. It’s not hard or scary.
You may struggle with knowing what you want in life. I bet you have had a lot of what you don’t want in life.
Changing that will require you to clarify your mission and vision in life. This post can serve as your own little mission statement generator.
In order to create a life you love, you have to know what that life actually looks like. The idea for you to align with your higher self sounds great, but you may be clueless as to how to do that.
As much as I hate to do it, I’m going to use big corporations as an example to show you the importance of creating a solid mission statement. You do have to acknowledge that big corporations are doing something right or they wouldn’t make so much money, which is their goal.
Let’s look at McDonald’s because they are well-known across the world. Their website states their mission is “to make delicious feel-good moments easy for everyone.”
McDonald’s is incredibly successful and that’s because they are very clear on their mission. Are you wondering how McDonald’s can help you align with your higher self?
Stay with me and I’ll explain. If McDonald’s were a person, I guarantee you it would have done a personal values assessment at the start.
It would also know the exact mission and vision in life that it wanted to create. Now, I’m going to teach you how to do your own personal values assessment that will guide you to align with your higher self.
5 Steps to Align with Your Higher Self
- Make a list of all of the things that you do NOT want in your life.
- Look at that list and write the opposite of what you wrote in Step 1.
- Write down several action verbs that feel good to your soul.
- Find pictures that illustrate the life you want to create and write down the words those pictures make you think of.
- Start combining the words that you wrote in Steps 2-4.
- Keep rearranging the words until your mission and vision in life is clear.
Personal Values Statement
Now, we need to dive deeper into each of these steps to show you how to align with your higher self through the use of this personal values assessment. Do not skip any of these steps or your personal mission statement generator goal will be derailed.
It’s easy for us to name all the things that we do NOT want in life. That’s why Step 1 is important.
I’m sure you can fire off a lot of those, but I’ll give you a few examples of what I don’t want in my life. These are probably similar for you.
• Financial Struggle
• No Time for Fun
• Emotional Pain
Once you’ve come up with five to ten “things” you don’t want in your life, you can move on to Step 2. This step should be pretty easy. I’ll give you my examples.
What I do NOT want in life: What I do want in life:
• Boredom • Adventures and Fun
• Financial Struggle • Enough Money to Enjoy My Life
• Loneliness • Connection with Others
• No Time for Fun • Time Away from Work to Play
• Emotional Pain • Emotional Healing
• Stress • Plenty of Time for Self-Care
Mission Statement Generator
You probably didn’t even realize that following Steps One and Two is how you do a personal values assessment. Now that you have done that, you are ready to figure out how you want to put that into action.
Choose your action verbs carefully. You want them to light a fire in your soul when you read or say them. I’ll give you a few examples, but don’t just use mine.
Action Verbs to Plug into Your Personal Mission Statement Generator Process:
• create • allow • invoke • nurture
• Illuminate • generate • establish • develop
• manifest • produce • nourish • cultivate
You can scroll Pinterest or Google to find images that illustrate the life you want to create. I prefer to be a little more old-fashioned, though. I cut my pictures out of magazines and glue them to paper or on a board.
Take some time to sit and really look at those pictures. What drew you to each picture? What words or feelings come to you when you look at them? Write those words down.
This is where you step into the mission statement generator process even more. All of the words that you have written down from Steps Two through Four will be all you need to streamline your mission and vision in life.
Keep in mind that the goal of this process is to align with your higher self. That’s a huge goal. So, don’t put a time frame on how much time this process should take you.
You should now have lots of words that light your soul on fire when you read them. You’re ready for the final step in this process to align with your higher self.
Creating Your Mission and Vision in Life
Begin arranging all those words into sentences that make sense and feel good. Your mission and vision in life will begin getting more and more clear as you do this.
Of course, you will need to add a few words here and there, but your Personal Values Assessment from Steps One and Two will give you a good, solid foundation.
You may come up with lots of personal mission statement examples that you like. However, I really challenge you to narrow it down to just one.
If you must use more than one, I recommend you only use one per category in your life. For example, use one for family, one for professional, one for romantic, and one for personal.
As I’ve mentioned, my goal is to teach you how to be your own mission statement generator that will give you guidance towards your desire to align with your higher self. The steps will help you determine your mission and vision in life.
You may say that will change throughout your life. I’ll argue that a bit because I disagree.
Yes, your “wants” in life may change as you get older, but what your soul wants never changes. You just may have different ways of going about meeting the needs of your soul.
Understanding the Needs of Your Soul
For me, the way I went about meeting my soul’s needs in my twenties was different from the way of my thirties and will be different now that I am stepping into my forties.
One of the biggest needs of my soul is freedom to be creative. In my twenties, I did that with my physical appearance. I had multiple colors in my hair, multiple ear piercings and multiple nose piercings.
Throughout my thirties, I did that by opening a mental health private practice and starting this blog. For my forties, I will design, along with my husband, our dream home surrounded by tons of trees.
Another big creativity adventure I am beginning in my forties is writing a book and re-igniting my motivational speaking career. So, again, my soul’s need for creativity didn’t change, only how I meet that need changes.
So, if you have an argument now that I have rested my case, let me hear it. I’ll probably still disagree but I’d love to hear your argument regardless.
Now, back to being your own personal mission statement generator to align with your higher self. You may be wanting to see some personal mission statement examples.
I’m always hesitant to give examples like these when my psychotherapy clients want me to because, frequently, they will just decide that my example is “perfect” for them. When they do that, they don’t really create something that will help them like it could if they created their own.
Remember, you want to align with your higher self. So, simply using my examples will not get you there. I digress though. I’ll give you just a few if you promise not to be lazy and create your own with the steps I’ve given you.
Personal Mission Statement Examples:
• I connect with others to nourish my soul to be a light full of love and peace to the world.
• I create a life full of adventure, love, silliness and moments of rest.
• I illuminate the world on a daily basis by taking care of my mind, body and soul and say “yes” to the first whisper of my mind, body and soul and that allows me to be a light to others.
If you’re wondering how creating a personal mission statement will help you align with your higher self, I’ll explain. It is the clarity, direction and foundation that allows you to determine what aligns with your higher self.
This is how that works. Let’s pretend your personal mission statement is the second example I gave you. “I create a life full of adventure, love, silliness and moments of rest.”
Imagine that somebody asks me to help with some research for a project he or she is working on, but I’m not sure if I should do it or not. So, I see that my mission statement names only what is truly important to me.
Adventure, love, silliness, and moments of rest are what I value because that’s what is in my mission statement. For me, researching is boring and does not bring me any of those things.
Now, it’s an easy decision because I used my personal mission statement to determine whether or not I would spend my energy on something.
Living Your Personal Mission Statement
Obviously, you will have things that you have to do that you don’t like and don’t want to do. That’s obvious. Doing laundry doesn’t bring me any of those things, but it’s still necessary.
That’s life and those are not the kinds of things that I’m talking about. You can definitely use your personal mission statement for day-to-day decisions, but you should without a doubt use it for major life decisions.
Once you create your personal mission statement, you can no longer say that don’t know how to make a decision. You didn’t waste your time and energy becoming your own personal mission statement generator to just ignore it when you need it the most.
So, when you face a major life decision, pull out your personal mission statement and that will make the decision for you. Again, take your time following these steps so that your mission statement will truly align with your higher self in the end.
When you align with your higher self, that is when you are able to create the life you love. Otherwise, you’re just merely existing, instead of truly living.
You’ve done enough of that and it’s not working for you, or you wouldn’t still be reading this blog post. Hopefully, this blog post gives you guidance towards creating a life that you enjoy living and helps you create whatever you feel your life is currently missing.
As always, share your comments or your personal mission statement with the Not Good Enough Stuff community by commenting below. I want to read what you create and what you think about this process.
We can all learn from one another. So, share what works for you because it just might be the thing that helps somebody else.
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