What is your mission?

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July 26, 2018

Currently: Lifting, reading and internalising, actively trying to own more more, working through NMMNG, reflecting on what my frame is throughout my actions and interactions. I keep coming back to this idea of my mission. The more I think on it, the more I truly realise and accept that this is the most important thing that we should all be figuring out above all else.

It is your purpose, your direction, your drive, your source of inspiration and true strength in this world. It is of utmost importance. And yet with the distractions all around it can be pretty fucking elusive.

It's still taking shape and will be an ongoing process. Here is mine so far:

  • To explore my current and potential lifestyles and to pin down what my mission should be / evolve into

  • To constantly improve myself physically and mentally (lifting, reading and reflecting)

  • To strive to know and domimate myself (reading, reflecting, questioning and meditating)

  • To become aware of how I seek approval from others and how my 'nice guy' behaviours present themselves (we are all conditioned to an extent) and to be more sincere in my interactions e.g. stop trying to be pleasant / smiling / apologising for no good reason

  • To express myself sincerely and unapologetically

What is your mission?

How do they manifest through your frame day to day?

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Title What is your mission?
Author Cloudsurf89
Upvotes 6
Comments 20
Date 26 July 2018 09:18 AM UTC (2 years ago)
Subreddit askMRP
Link https://theredarchive.com/post/204162
Original Link https://old.reddit.com/r/askMRP/comments/920pyj/what_is_your_mission/
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[–]fuckmrpRed Beret4 points5 points  (3 children) | Copy

“beware of looking for goals: look for a way of life”


[–]DeepReindeer0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

WE STRIVE TO BE OURSELVES. Thanks for the link. A wonderful letter.

[–]redsprinklersystem0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Thank you for that link. I've saved it because it's the best description I've seen so far of the quandry I find in defining my mission.

The only thing I have found to be true is that happiness and fulfilment are tied to working toward and achieving goals. I fell in love with lifting because it embodies this so simply and perfectly: Set a goal, work toward it in increments, deal with any setbacks. If only the rest of life was so.... linear.

[–]fuckmrpRed Beret2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I have found to be true is that happiness and fulfilment are tied to working toward and achieving goals

I have no goals. I have things i want, I persue these things, they are independent of my happiness.

I dont enter the gym with any goal other than to lean into the pain and hold that state for as long as possible. The action itself is all that’s required, progress is made without a clearly defined goal regardless.

What is a goal except a measurement? What are you measuring? If your goal is to lift hard as often as possible it will suite you better than to say I want to push 2 plates.

If your goal is based in daily achievements then is it not a lifestyle you seek?

Reread that link, you missed something.

[–]Rian_StoneMod / Red Beret4 points5 points  (1 child) | Copy

Never to be taken for granted or advantage of again. Be so good, that only the great know I'm not. Enjoy the decline.

And it's basically civil law, personified. It's not enough though.

self actualization is a bitch.

[–]red-sfpplusHard Core Red0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Never to be taken for granted or advantage of again.


[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children) | Copy

I can sum it up in 3 words: Live without regret

That means owning every decision I make while also never overanalyzing something to the point of inaction. As long as I can honestly live up to that standard, then I know that any mishaps or missed opportunities were unavoidable and not worth a second thought.

[–]thunderbeyond0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Elusive... yes. I haven't yet managed to "pin down" my mission. On the other hand, I believe that mission isn't a fixed idea. It changes with your age, status, mindset and ability.

So while I try to clearly identify my mission, my mantra is to accept opportunities as they arise. To not be afraid of taking risks and failing.

Old thunderbeyond played it very safe. But since considering, and accepting, some very interesting opportunities... I have improved my career (taken on risky yet rewarding projects - some failed some were amazing successes, guess which ones people remember)... I have met and fucked some amazing women... I have travelled to places I have never seen before...

Funnily enough, when I look back on times in my life that I regretted, it is exactly because I didn't have the "take opportunities" mindset.

Some guys here have a very clear mission. Kudos to them. But if, like me, your mission is still taking shape then OP you're on the right track. Don't tread water until you have it sorted - you start living out those ideals and start moving towards the place you want to be.

[–]man_in_the_worldRed Beret0 points1 point  (3 children) | Copy

A mission statement should embody a specific direction and quantifiable objectives and approachgoals and outcomes. Examples:

  • Become the CEO of my company within 15 years.

  • Create an online business selling X with revenues exceeding $2M/year and net income to me exceeding $100k/year.

  • Lead young men to Christ by developing and leading a year-round sports program at my church.

  • Reach the 1000-pound club in lifting and win 3rd place or better in my city's masters weightlifting competition.

  • Develop a new drug that increases prostate cancer life expectancy by more than one year.

[–]weakandsensitive0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Those are objectives and KPIs - not mission/vision statements.

[–]man_in_the_worldRed Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

I find the mission statements comprised of vague, high-level platitudes non-actionable, and therefore pointless.

Ideally, “a mission statement defines a company’s business and its objectives and its approach,” said Darrell Rigby, the partner at Bain in charge of the firm’s management tools survey. “It becomes a bad thing when a mission statement devolves into platitudinous pabulum that employees clearly recognize as hypocrisy.” ... “Most mission statements aren’t worth the paper they are written on,” Professor Bart said. “That’s the sad reality.”

Since your personal mission statement is for your own consumption only, write one at a level that speaks to you ... but make sure that it's a useful guide that drives and focuses your specific actions toward observable, meaningful outcomes. As an individual, the statement describing each of your missions is likely much narrower and more specific than one for a large organization.

A vision statement is something different, to me.

Edit: But your point regarding KPIs is well-founded.

Examples amended:

  • Become the CEO of my company.

  • Create a highly profitable online business selling X.

  • Lead young men to Christ by developing and leading a year-round sports program.

  • Compete in masters weightlifting competitions.

  • Develop a new drug that commercially and meaningfully increases prostate cancer life expectancy.

[–]11111v111110 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Add: transcend archaic myths and live a life without bronze age fairy tales.

[–]weakandsensitive0 points1 point  (6 children) | Copy

Edit: Revising to be in line with mission and vision statements.

Mission :: Be Happy.

Vision :: If happiness is a choice, continually make the choices to be happy.

Simple really.

[–]Rian_StoneMod / Red Beret0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

It's funny, you'rs are positive assertions, mine negative. Be happy, vs don't be unhappy...

[–]weakandsensitive0 points1 point  (1 child) | Copy

Speaks volumes imo.

[–]Rian_StoneMod / Red Beret0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

We pick our virtues and our limitations both.

[–]man_in_the_worldRed Beret0 points1 point  (2 children) | Copy

I can see those being clear guides to concrete decisions and action ... for you.

[–]weakandsensitive1 point2 points  (1 child) | Copy

for you.

Only person that matters.

[–]man_in_the_worldRed Beret-1 points0 points  (0 children) | Copy


[–]WolfofAllStreetz0 points1 point  (0 children) | Copy

Raise my 2.5 year old Daughter to be strong, be a good leading Father to my family.

Increase business revenue to $30M a year.

Work on my car some more and try to crush this clock they call aging.

You can kill a man, but you can't kill an idea.

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