Using The Five Step Plan Develop Your Own Personal Vision And Mission Statements


Assignment Question:

Using "The Five Step Plan" outlined in Chapter 4 in the text, develop your own personal vision and mission statements. Provide not only the final statements but also the work you performed in the development process.

See text Chapter 4, Section 4.7, pdf page 208-214 


Assignment Answer:

  A Personal Vision Statement reveals where you want to be in the future, while Personal Mission Statement reveals how you plan to get there.

  To create a good personal vision statement and a personal mission statement I will use "The Five Step Plan" created by Randall S. Hansen that is outlined in Chapter 4 of Management Principles 1.1.

Step 1: Identify Past Successes

- I completed writing a series of books that are still doing very well.

- I helped in the growth of a church that is still growing very fast today.

- I've helped a number of people in their journey for success with the advise that I give.

Step 2: Identify Core Values

- Loving God above all else & Loving everybody else like I love myself.

- Give advise to he those who it will help who would receive it.

- Solve every problem I can and help as many people as I can.

- Never stop learning and acquiring knowledge. Then using the knowledge acquired to improve the world around me.

Step 3: Identify Contributions

- To The World In General: 

  To leave the world better than it was when I met it by improving the lives of others through the knowledge I've gained by writing and publishing inspirational and motivational books that would live on forever and change lives.

- To My Family:

  To love my wife as Christ loved the church (which means I would be willing to lay down my life for her) when I get married.

  To be the best father I can be to my future children or future adopted children.

- To My Employees Or Future Employees: 

    To create an environment that makes them feel at home in my company.

  Always listening to their opinions and ensuring they are happy to work for my company to the best of my ability.

- To My Friends:

  To help them become better as they help me become better.

- To My Community: 

  To solve any problem in the community that is within my power to solve in other to set an example that I hope is copied and just keeps getting copied by those who see others do it. So people should know that they shouldn't always wait for the government to come and some their problems for them but they should solve it themselves if they have the ability to do so.

Step 4: Identify Goals

- Short Term Goals: 

- Long Term Goals: 

Step 5: Write Mission and Vision Statements. On the basis of the first four steps and a better understanding of yourself, begin writing your personal mission and vision statements.

- Personal Mission Statement :

  Having gained a better understanding of myself after thinking through the first four steps, I have discovered that my purpose, who I am and what I have to do to get to where I want to be in the future is someone who is dedicated to helping people by dispersing wisdom & knowledge and one major way to do this is by writing books.

  It is clearer now than ever. Helping people and teaching people are a recurring theme in all the points as I explored myself to find out what I really want as I worked through the first four steps of this five step process.

  To summarize my mission statement into a sentence it would be; "Learn As Much As You Can, And Teach As Much As You Can To Help As Many As You Can."

- Personal Vision Statement (On the basis of the first four steps and a better understanding of yourself, begin writing your personal mission and vision statements)

  Since everything points towards helping others by giving to the world as much wisdom and knowledge I possibly can, and a personal vision statement reveals when you want to be in the future.

  Then where I want to be in the future is someone who can look back and say I was the best teacher and life coach that I could be.

  To summarise my personal vision statements into a sentence it will be; "Be The Greatest Teacher That You Could Ever Be."


Carpenter, M., Bauer, T., & Erdogan, B. (2010). Management Principles 1.1. Chapter 4