It's interesting to revisit the habits as an adult, after I've had tons more life experiences and my paradigms have grown and changed. When we completed our training on the 7 Habits at the beginning of this school year, we contemplated our major roles and began establishing our personal mission statements. I've been working on a "map" of that idea for a while, and I've finally had a chance to sit down and finish it. I released a "sneak peek" on Instagram the other day, but now I'm ready to share the real deal!
Likewise, I constantly have goals that I want to accomplish, and narrowing the list down to two was nearly an impossible task for me. But I had to put on my "prioritizing lens" and think about what I needed to focus on AT THIS POINT in my life. Taking care of myself so that I can take care of the others around me is non-negotiable. Life is short, and I want to live it the best that I may! That's why taking better care of myself - spiritually, physically, etc. - has to be a priority. My role as teacher and collaborator is what I do professionally...our jobs consume a major part of our lives, and we should enjoy every second of them! By establishing this goal as my second goal, I will make sure that my focus stays on track to accomplish all the things I want to for my students, their families, and my coworkers.
My personal mission statement is very powerful for me. Each quality represents something significant about me - some moment, some influence, some something - that I want to live. It represents my mission statement for where I am now, but as I grow and change, so should it.
I plan to post this near my work areas so that I can remind myself of the direction in which I want my life to go, and I can ask myself daily whether the tasks I'm focused on at the moment will help me to achieve those things or support those "roles and goals."
Because I believe in sharing, and I know how powerful this reflective process has been for me, I wanted to share this template with you too! I've loaded it up to TpT as a freebie, so click on the image below to take you to a direct download.