Personal Mission Statement Group Writing Project

Outstanding Club’s group writing project is a great attempt to shake you up into improving your life.


Personal Mission Statements

In Iain’s words: “define your own mission statement. What are the things that define you to the core? …you don’t even need to succeed in coming up with one! The process of trying to develop one is the important part.”


  • Write a blog entry describing what your personal mission statement is and the process you used to discover it.
  • Your blog entry can be new or something you’ve blogged in the past 60 days.
  • Only one entry per participant.
  • Recommended but not required: link back to the Outstanding Club blog.
  • Send in your entry’s permalink url and title via email to iainhamp at gmail dot com or with a comment on the announcement post.
  • A list of all the content entries will appear on the Outstanding Club blog on May 7th. Vote for your favorite entries by blogging about at least 3 of them by May 14th. Every mentioned entry in your favorites’ blog post will be awarded a point.
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must have submitted a blog entry AND have voted for your favorites.


2 US$25 gift certificates

On May 21st, the prizes will be awarded to the two articles with the most points. Ties will be decided by which post was *submitted* first.

Submission Deadline

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 at midnight Pacific Standard Time


May 7th 2008

3 thoughts on “Personal Mission Statement Group Writing Project”

  1. An important learning from this Group Writing Project that I’ve had – first, find people interested in reading your content, then host a Group Writing Project. The good news for you is that there are two US $25 Amazon gift certificates as prizes, and so far only one person has submitted an entry. If you are good with math, you’ll realize your odds of winning one of the prizes if you submit your entry are not at all shabby right now.

    In case you’re wondering what the point of writing a personal mission statement is in the first place, here are a few thoughts:

    • It can help your focus in getting a job aligned well with your strengths and interests

    • By being aware of the things you value most in life, management of resources like time and money becomes significantly easier
    • You create a potentially powerful filter to look at what life has to offer through, and decide if an opportunity is something you want to take advantage of or if it would just be a distraction to what you’d rather be spending your time on

    As stated in the original post, simply send me an e-mail with a link to your entry, or post a comment in the original post for the group writing project so I can find your entry. Do that by Wednesday, April 30, at midnight Pacific Standard Time and you stand a nice chance of winning a US $25 Amazon gift certificate!

  2. Iain, I have to admit that I like this project. Anything that encourages people to take a serious look at themselves and make improvement is a good thing in my book.

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