Day 7 | Entrepreneurial Drive

Define Your Mission

“Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens, so that we may make a name for ourselves.”  Genesis 11:4

This is one of the best-formatted mission statements ever made.  This statement is so precise that it involves clear communication to all people groups that were on the Earth at that time.  It was so good that God commented, “If as one people speaking the same language they have begun to do this, then nothing they plan to do will be impossible for them.”

A mission statement must be very clear to motivate a person to progress toward the stated goal. Most men will never take the time and energy to formulate a mission statement.  It’s one of the greatest mistakes we make as men.

It is similar to driving somewhere without knowing the directions.  You simply won’t get to your destination.  We now have GPS systems for navigation.  Think of your mission statement as a GPS system for your life.  It keeps you on track.


  • Identify Core Values: Develop a list of attributes that you identify with.
  • Identify Your Calling: With whom are you called to?  Family, employer, friends, community, or the world.
  • Identify Goals: What is your highest priority in life?  Write your goals, long-term and short-term.  Start long-term first and then break those down into bite size pieces to define your short-term goals.
  • Write Your Mission Statement: Based upon what you’ve identified previously, clearly define who you are and what you are about in a sentence or two.

A sample mission statement:
To live proficiently in Biblical love, faith, health, and prosperity; to represent the foundational principles of wisdom by excelling in every area of life, leaving a legacy for my children’s children.


This challenge is hard.  Write a mission statement.


  1. Mike Z on April 17, 2011 at 11:20 am

    All I can say on this is INTENSE

  2. Antoine McCoy on April 19, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    My personal mission statement:

    To co-create an empowered and passionate world by sharing God’s love through writing, teaching, encouraging, and entertaining.

  3. David Elliott on September 8, 2011 at 10:08 pm
    This is a great list of attributes to choose from

  4. Stephen Jakubowski on March 29, 2013 at 1:59 am

    My mission is to be pure in thought and action.

  5. John on May 26, 2013 at 9:39 pm

    “My life is to offer myself to God as an instrument of righteousness that he may do with me however he pleases so that I am led to holiness, which is only through Christ, all while proclaiming Gods Word with every step of life so that I may leave a Biblical legacy for those to come!”

  6. Chris G on February 3, 2017 at 10:49 am

    My mission statement:
    To draw closer to God to gain understanding and increase my levels of compassion, caring, positive outlook, and humility to build my marriage and children in Godly love; to continually obtain and seek knowledge to enable me to be a better provider for my family and use for the good of others.

  7. Kevin Arnold on May 24, 2020 at 5:47 am

    Mission Statements are so important the Army places them second on every operation plan (OPPLAN or OPORD) that is created. First is the situation (along with enemy situation) second is the mission statement. Just a couple of sentences describing WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY and HOW. This is exactly what is described above. I love this! I’ve never thought about applying this concept to my life!

  8. Brandon on October 26, 2020 at 11:32 am

    To consistently execute my CORE value activities to better my-self and those surrounding me.

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