Reportedly, only 3% of Americans have their goals stated and written down. So, there is a question, which came first; the chicken or the egg?
Are the top 3% people of society successful because they wrote their goals down, or is it just the habit of the 3% “best” of us?
Well, there has been researche done on this topic, which tries to discover a correlation between goals writing and success. In the case of personal mission statements there is no such conducted.
And having a personal mission statement is even more elite than having your goals written down. On the other hand, there were millions of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People copies sold and this is the book which popularized the concept. So, having a personal mission statement is not as rare as having a unicorn in your stables.
What the heck it is?
A personal mission statement is your philosophy, your creed written down.