Personal Mission Statement

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Good afternoon!  After my lovely meditation session this morning, I had a bowl of Oikos Greek yogurt, a crushed Kashi TLC bar, a banana, and raspberries:

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Plus, 1 million cups of coffee.

 

Later, I found myself aimlessly wandering into the kitchen and grabbing a slice of cold bread for my mid-morning snack:

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Lunch was a cold rice and bean mix:

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It contained rice, steamed spinach, pinto beans, and sprouts.   I wasn’t sure how all these flavors would mesh, but it was great!

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Mixed into the rice was about 1 tablespoon of this dressing, which kept it from being too bland.

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Personal Mission Statements

 

Lately, I’ve been tossing the idea of writing a personal mission statement.  You know I’m really big into writing down my goals, and I think it would be helpful for my "general life path" if I wrote down my mission statement.

 

I spent a few days working on it….  here it is!

 

Caitlin’s Mission Statement:  I strive to be the best friend, wife, daughter, worker, and runner that I can be.  Many times, this means putting others above myself, but I promise to never neglect my own needs and wants.  I want to live a life full of laughter and joy, and even when the going gets rough, I will find a silver lining.   

 

There are aspects of my personality that I would like to improve, so I promise to learn  from my mistakes.   There are aspects of my personality that I think are unique and amazing, so I will cultivate these characteristics.  No matter what the situation or the trials that I face, I will give my best each day. 

 

Most of all, I will remember that life is short, and I should never, ever sweat the small stuff.

 

What’s your personal mission statement?

{ 39 comments }

 

  • Jess (Fit Chick in the City) September 15, 2009, 9:30 am

    I've been thinking about this since your "tweet" about it last week. I'll be working on my own personal mission statement this week. Love, love this idea. Thank you for always being an inspiration!

  • Ali September 15, 2009, 9:33 am

    I should really write one of my own. I think it would mean a lot to me. I love yours! Great job, very inspirational!

  • Steph September 15, 2009, 9:33 am

    I love your mission statement! It's very well thought out. I'm the same as you with writing out goals. I don't have a mission statement, but there is a quote that I love that I try to follow each day.

    "The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, worry about the future, or anticipate troubles, but to live in the present moment wisely and earnestly"
    -Buddha

    PS I love your shirt (or dress) that you're wearing!!

  • Nicci@NiftyEats September 15, 2009, 9:36 am

    I'm taking a couple days off from blogging. I will be thinking about my own personal mission statement as I take time to myself. Thank You Caitlin

  • platipus329 September 15, 2009, 9:43 am

    My mission is to stick to my guns, always. Never be afraid to speak up in class. Never be afraid to take your own running route. Never be afraid to be unique. Set out with a journey, and stick with it to the end. That's what I hope to do in every aspect of life

  • Mel -Tall Mom on the Run September 15, 2009, 9:44 am

    OK love your words!! I had a mission statement back in college, think it is time to update mine.

    Well put and that food all looks GREAT!

  • Samantha September 15, 2009, 9:51 am

    That is an awesome mission statement! really makes me think about how I want to improve myself. great food for thought!

  • Rose September 15, 2009, 9:55 am

    I like your statement!

    Like you, I love to help other people. But I need to always remember to not let people walk all over me – it's such a fine line sometimes, I think.

  • Baroque Diva September 15, 2009, 10:07 am

    I think I have that dress- Target?? šŸ™‚ I love your mission statement, and I wholeheartedly agree with it. Being supportive and kind to my family, friends, and self are my goals!

  • Whitney@whitsgettingfit September 15, 2009, 10:15 am

    Your personal mission statement is awesome!

    šŸ˜€ Have a great day dear!

  • Nobel4Lit September 15, 2009, 10:21 am

    The personal mission statement is an exercise done during career planning, since much like a company, action is planned based on its mission. I wrote mine a while back, it went something like,

    "…to make my existence worth something by improving some aspect of the lives of the people I care about… and to always be able to find that connection to other human beings regardless of our differences"

  • Maureen September 15, 2009, 10:42 am

    Caitlin, I have been reading your blog and must say that you are such a sweet person with your operation beautiful. I run and am training for my fourth marathon so I love reading your blog as I start my day at work! Keep up the AWESOME blogging! I am starting to think that I need a blog too. (My best friend and I do a lot of triathlons and try new recipes all the time such that I think I need to be blogging too.)

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 15, 2009, 10:44 am

    maureen- thank you! and you need a blog šŸ™‚ hehe

  • Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries September 15, 2009, 10:49 am

    Love your mission statement! I had to write one once for a health class in college, and they are such a great way to reflect on who you are and who you strive to be

  • Jenna September 15, 2009, 10:52 am

    i haven't made up my mind of what i want my mission statement to be, i need it to be a real good one!
    jenna

  • Jess September 15, 2009, 11:01 am

    That's a great mission statement. And, now I am craving raspberries!

  • Laura@FindingAHealthyBalance September 15, 2009, 11:01 am

    LOVE THE MISSION STATEMENT!!! Funny how companies everywhere have them but we don't, I plan to start working on mine soon! =) Laura

    http://findingahealthybalance.wordpress.com/

  • brandi September 15, 2009, 11:21 am

    great mission statement! I'll have to think about that for a while šŸ™‚

  • Nicole (anotheronebitesthecrust.wordpress.com) September 15, 2009, 11:45 am

    Your mission statement is perfect, Caitlin! That is a really great idea.

    I need to take a little time to think of mine

  • Rosey Rebecca September 15, 2009, 12:27 pm

    Love that pic of you! Your mission statement is awesome!

  • Elina September 15, 2009, 12:34 pm

    I love how positive you are. That's a great mission statement! šŸ™‚

  • emily September 15, 2009, 12:57 pm

    I don't have one but I've wanted to write one ever since they did it on Jon and Katie Plus 8 (before they were creepy and sad)!

  • RhodeyGirl September 15, 2009, 1:10 pm

    just watched the new moon trailer. now i can't wait for it. only 2 more months thank god.

    love your mission statement.

  • Constantly Editing September 15, 2009, 2:30 pm

    So I'm just searching fitness blogs and I found yours. I love the blog- I enjoy your pictures. I must say though- I think I feel in love with your blog when you posted the link to the New Moon trailer šŸ˜€

  • jack+alli September 15, 2009, 2:31 pm

    great mission statement!
    i think i better work on mine!
    that dressing looks/sounds amazing. where can a girl find that?
    thanks.

  • Jade September 15, 2009, 3:43 pm

    I love your mission statement. Mine is similar to yours.
    "to be a promoter of health, love and happiness. To everyday strive to be better than I was the day before. Always love.".

  • Marisa (Trim The Fat) September 15, 2009, 3:51 pm

    I love it and love this idea! I think I am going to make my whole family do this!

    Just curious, do you have a "vision" board?

  • Jolene - EverydayFoodie September 15, 2009, 4:20 pm

    I LOVE your mission statement! I think we all need one of those šŸ™‚

  • teacherwoman September 15, 2009, 5:00 pm

    great mission statement!

  • traveleatlove September 15, 2009, 5:03 pm

    I will definitely need to do some thinking on this. Good idea!

  • angieinatlanta September 15, 2009, 5:27 pm

    LOVE this post! I'm going to write my own mission statement this week! I'll link back to you!

  • Amanda (Two Boos Who Eat) September 15, 2009, 5:43 pm

    I don't have a mission statement yet. I'm a work in progress!

  • NYgirl@heart September 15, 2009, 6:01 pm

    I love your mission statement. Absolutely love it.

  • Wildmama September 15, 2009, 6:11 pm

    Hi Caitlin,

    I love your blog! You have def inspired me to run more! I'm pretty new to running, I worry about being too slow. Any advice??

    Also, I noticed you had Kayne on your playlist for last weekend's race…what are your thoughts on his recent activity at the VMA's?

    Blog-on blogette!

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 15, 2009, 6:12 pm

    Wild mama – try walk/run intervals. that's how im training my friend harry to run. we walk for 2 minutes and run for 1:30. and then we do it again. we're at about 1.8 miles. don't worry too much about being slow and speed totally comes with time. when i started, i couldnt even run 1/4 mile. stick with it and you'll get there!!

    and kayne west is a DOUCHE. who does that?!!?

  • Caitlin at Healthy Tipping Point September 15, 2009, 6:15 pm

    marissa – ooo whats a vision board???

  • MarathonVal September 15, 2009, 8:25 pm

    LOVE the mission statement!! I, too, love to organize and make lists and write things down šŸ™‚ and I think this is a wonderful idea.
    Yours is beautifully thought out!

  • HangryPants September 15, 2009, 8:31 pm

    that's great. you are such a dedicated person.

  • seesaraheat September 16, 2009, 7:48 am

    Wow, that is amazing. I need to get started on mine. Thanks for the inspiration!

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