So I bought myself a Franklin Planner to keep myself organized as I return to the working world as an independent consultant for Thirty-One Gifts. In the planner is a section with activities to help you define your values & goals and create a personal mission statement. Activity #5 is called Tribute Statements:
"Imagine that it is your eightieth birthday. You've lived a fulfilling, rewarding life. Friends and neighbors from your personal and professional life have gathered to celebrate and pay tribute to you. What would you like them to say? How would you like to be remembered? Write the tribute you would like to receive from each person on the lines next to the appropriate box (There are six boxes, two each, for personal, professional, and community life.)this activity will help you think about the kind of person you want to become, preparing you to write your Personal Mission Statement."
I challenge you to find some quiet time this weekend to do this activity. :)