Who Are You? Part Six of Discover U

This section of the Discover U series is about how to develop a mission statement.


A mission statement describes your purpose and the path you plan to take. Mission statements are brief, focused, flexible, and feasible. They include how you will add value, based on your values. That’s why I like to call them value statements. Find a form to create a value statement at Your Unique Selling Proposition, and more resources at the Brand and Purpose Toolkit.

More Resources

Discover U in Ten Steps

  1. Discover your heroes
  2. Identify your strengths
  3. Explore your skills
  4. Examine your beliefs
  5. Look at your values
  6. Develop a mission statement
  7. Learn about your personality and interests
  8. Think about your talents and dreams
  9. Tell your story
  10. Express yourself

Brand and Purpose Toolkit at Resources

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5 comments on “Who Are You? Part Six of Discover U
  1. Daily PlanIt says:

    […] added a link to Part Six of Discover U: an awesome post about personal mission statements by Craig Harper today. I love this […]

  2. […] In part four you examined your beliefs. In part five you looked at your values. In part six you developed a mission statement. In part seven you will think about your personality and […]

  3. Discovering our authentic self is a quite challenging task. Lots of people are unabe during their whole life to find their authentic self, so for many people this idea will be scary and something to avoid, although at second thought, getting to know your real self, your inner yourself, must be a thrilling adventure.

    In my case, this post has helped me a lot, because I am now in the dicotomy of deciding if I want to get t know my inner self or not…

    Food for thought in any case….

  4. […] value statement: a mission statement or Unique Selling Proposition pinpoints what you do and […]

  5. […] value statement can be a mission statement or a Unique Selling Proposition that clearly pinpoints what you do and […]

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