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I think a mission statement is similar to a goal
designated for multiple people. Make sure to complete each slide before moving on to the next. 4 Now, You
Try: Without googling, what is a
personal mission statement?
Same thing as slide 4 but it’s not for multiple
people. (just yourself) Move on to Next Slide when ﬁnished. 5 Compare your
Thinking: What is a Personal Mission
Statement? 6 A Personal Mission Statement is: a motto that states what
your life is about; a blueprint to your life, that keeps you
rooted to your true self in times of adversity and change. Vocabulary Section
Got it? If not, re-read instructions, and then reach out for
help. The Next STep requires some “Introspective Thinking”
You may want to ﬁnd a spot free of distraction for this step. 8 Step One: The Great Discovery
Journal Entries The following slides will help you
develop your own personal mission
statement. The Great Discovery Instructions:
1. You will choose ﬁve of the ten prompts provided on slides ten and eleven.
2. Spend time thinking and writing about each of your ﬁve selected
a. If you would like to time yourself, I would encourage you to write for
four minutes for each prompt. But, you may write for longer.
3. You probably noticed by the teal box and “Journal Entry” label that
these answers will go in the Journal Entry section of your ELA Notebook
4. Highlight your selected prompts on the slide. 9 The Great Discovery
1. Think of a person who made a positive diﬀerence in your life. What qualities
does that person have that you would like to develop?
2. Imagine twenty years from now - you are surrounded by the most important
people in your life. Who are they and what are you doing?
3. If a steel beam (6 inches wide) were placed across two skyscrapers, what
would you be willing to walk across it for? A thousand dollars? A million?
Your pet? Your brother? Fame? Think carefully.
4. If you could spend one day in a great library studying anything you wanted,
what would you study? Prompts continued on Next Slide 10 The Great Discovery
5. List 10 things you love to do. It could be singing, dancing, scrolling
online, drawing, reading, daydreaming...anything you absolutely love to do.
6. Describe a time when you were deeply inspired.
7. Five years from now, your local news channel does a story about you,
and they want to interview three people - a parent, a teacher, and a
friend. What would you want them to say about you?
8. Think of something that represents you...a rose, a song, an animal,
etc….Why does it represent you?
9. IF you could spend an hour with any person who ever lived, who would
that be? Why? What would you ask?
10. Everyone has one or more talents. What are two or three of yours? 11 12
1: My mom of course, I’d like to know a bit more about art (even though sometimes it seems like I don’t) like she does as well
as i’d love to be as awesome as she is. :) 2: if it was for most of that stuﬀ i’d walk across, I just don’t know if it is stable or not, if it wasn’t there would be no point. 3: I love to play VR, Talk with friends on discord, make youtube videos, edit videos, watch youtube, talk with family, make/cook
food, ride my bike (when I can and have time), take care of my tarantula, and collect VR stuﬀ. 4: 5: Step Two: The Quote Collection
Memorable Quote Who Said It 13 What Did You Like About
It? “Impossible is a word to be
found only in the dictionary of
fools. Napoleon Bonaparte He’s saying anything is possible. “You’ve gotta dance like there’s
Love like you’ll never be hurt,
Sing like there’s nobody
And live like it’s heaven on
earth.” William W. Purkey The quote is telling you to be
yourself and live every day the
best you can. Step THree: The Brain Dump
Take 10 minutes and write whatever comes to your mind on what you
think makes a person successful. Don’t edit it, just keep writing and
don’t stop! If you get stuck, think of it from the angle of what qualities
make someone NOT successful. There is no correct response on
Some things that make somebody successful are what kind of job they have (does it pay well?)
What resources the person has access to, how much they know about ﬁnancing, stocks, and just
money in general. Lastly I think that helping others and making a change in the world is also
success in multiple ways. 14 Step Four: Analysis of Virtue
Vocabulary VIRTUE: (noun) - moral excellence; goodness;
righteousness; conformity of one's life and conduct to
moral principles; a good or admirable quality. 15 Analysis of Virtue 16 Highlight the speciﬁc Virtues you feel best describe your work
in steps one through three.
self-discipline forgiveness compassion service cooperation honor justice respect integrity honesty patience kindness humility thankfulness tolerance trustworthy loyalty faith generosity perseverance courage friendship responsibility conﬁdence 17 GREAT JOB!
NOW YOU’RE READY TO MOVE
ON TO THE NEXT STEP,
WRITING YOUR PERSONAL
(THE NEXT ASSIGNMENT IN
THIS MODULE) VIRTUE UNIT Roadmap 18 FINAL DRAFT OF
1 ALL DONE! 3 2 PERSONAL
STATEMENT 5 4 VISUAL
REPRESENTATION 6 BUT KEEP YOUR WORK
IN MIND AS THE YEAR
DEVELOPS 19 CONTENT
MARTIN ADAPTED BY LAURA GREEN 20 Credits
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