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Writing a Personal Mission Statement

Contributed by Jane Ray on 06/06/14 

From the moment you were born, you had unique gut instincts. There were things you “knew” long before you were taught or learned to think; things that stick with you for life. The way you play; how much "alone time" you need or want; the type of friends you choose; the work that interests you; how and whom you date; the physical exercise you like best; the spiritual practice that appeals to you; the type of living situation you prefer, what a “fun” vacation looks like–in short, all of the things that make you feel most fully alive, most joyful, most “you.” Not only were these drivers present in you at birth–they can often be expressed in just five to seven words.

What drives you? What makes you passionate, fully alive? What are your five to seven words? What is your mission, the unspoken mission you’ve been on since birth? This is a guided tour through your life, using storytelling, writing, shadow and gestalt exercises to uncover, remember and honor the person you were born to be, and describe the original mission you came into the world with.

The Office of Human Resources invites you to participate in a workshop led by Karl Paulnack, Dean, School of Music.  The details are as follows: 

·        Date: Wednesday, June 25, 2014

·        Time: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

·        Location: GL52 Peggy Ryan Williams Center

Light refreshments will be available. 

To register for this workshop facilitated by Karl Paulnack, visit, click “My Account,” enter your Netpass ID, select Human Resources, then Employee Development.   Select the workshop titled “Writing a Personal Mission Statement” add it to your cart and “Checkout.”

This workshop is almost full.  Register now to secure a seat!

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