Renee Fisher is a spirited speaker, coach, consultant and author, who published her first eight books in under eight years. A self-proclaimed "Dream Defender," Renee is passionate about calling dreams to life in others. A graduate of Biola University, she lives in Houston, TX with her handsome husband and their fur child named Star. Connect with her at ReneeFisher.com.
The majority of people wait until the New Year's to make resolutions, but I say -- why not craft a missions statement now? Let's beat the winter blues together by setting new goals for the Fall!
Besides, it's the perfect time with back to school, work-life returning back to normal, and the holidays are still far enough away. So pull up a chair, grab a journal and pen (or computer) and figure out where you're currently at, and where you want to go.
An exercise I learned recently from Light University Online, was how to craft a missions statement. During a video lecture, I realized that it had been a while since I had written one. In fact, ten years to be exact! It reminded me that it's a great time to write a new missions statement.
It's never too late to set a new goal!
I love this quote from Georgia Shaffer. She said,
"As we realize our dreams, we never stop growing."
That is so true! As God fulfills one dream after another -- it's time to pray, think, and plan for the next one!
Another quote that really impacted me recently said, "you can only lead others where you yourself are prepared to go (or have already been). Remember, there are two price tags to every dream:
If you are thinking like me, that it's a good time to write a missions statement -- make sure it includes 4 of the following:
Recently, I have heard from more than a few of my dream coaching clients that they are struggling to return back to the rhythms of the Fall. I want you to know this is normal!
Summers are meant for play and creativity while the Fall is a great time to start planning for future dreams!
This Fall, if you are pursuing a dream or helping someone else pursue theirs, why not consider writing a missions statement to keep you on track? Although it is just one more tool in your tool belt, it will help you become more disciplined.
Here's my missions statement:
I, Renee Fisher, am transformed and unashamed through Christ to use my gifts as a writer, speaker, and dream coach to spur others forward to love and good deeds (Hebrews 10:24).
I wanted to keep this week's blog short for 4 reasons: