Awesome. I hadn't considered a personal "mission statement" before now, even though I often consider and appreciate organizational mission statements. However, I do keep a yearly plan, including my personal goals.

Doty Plan 2017:
Doty Plan 2016:

I like that your categories let you provide a little more text than my bare-bones list of goals/areas/actions. I especially like the descriptions of role and mission; I feel like I both understand you more and I find those inspiring. That said, it also feels like a lot! Providing a coherent set of beliefs, values and strategies seems like more than I would be comfortable committing to. Is that what you want?

The other difference in my practice that I have found useful is the occasional updates: what is started, what is on track and what is at risk. Would it be useful for you to check in with yourself from time to time? I suppose I picked up that habit from Microsoft's project management practices, but despite its corporate origins, it helps me see where I'm doing well and where I need to re-focus or pick a new approach.


BCC my public blog, because I suppose these are documents that I could try to share with a wider group.