Did you ever take a plane without knowing your destination ahead? How would you feel if you were a passenger on a flight and the pilot just kept roaming around without having a clear idea about where he would land? This idea from Stephen R. Covey’s book was one of the most remarkable footsteps on my path. Reading the ‘7 Habits of Highly Effective Families’ I got so inspired with the importance of having an end mind for the family. I was fascinated with the examples the author shared for couples who created together a mission statement for the family they wanted to found. The terms of common values, needs, nature and contributions echoed in my mind and I kept dreaming of having a mission statement for my family that would be our compass as explained in Covey’s book.
Thinking of the footsteps that marked my path I feel grateful to Covey, lucky that I had read his book and most of all I feel blessed that my partner guided our children and me till we designed our mission statement together. These few lines we had crafted together many years ago had helped us live according to our principles, to understand and appreciate our differences and needs and most of all to have clarity about why this family exists and its role towards the community and the globe.
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