My family has attended the Family Forward Retreat four times.
Every time, a family mission statement has been talked about. And my loveable family of goofballs has always tossed out ideas that make us all laugh, but nothing that we really wanted as our family mission statement. It was one of those things we said we’d get around to, yet we hadn’t until recently.
During this year’s Family Forward, Franklin Covey presented part of their The Leader in Me workshop. They also talked about a family mission statement and gave us resources to help. They actually have a mission statement builder on their site that helps you figure out what your mission statement should be.
Their workshop really reminded me that every member of our family is a leader in something. So, as we were working through the steps to create our family mission statement, we let the kids take the lead. They majorly impressed us with what they think our family is about.
It’s one thing to think, as a parent, that you know what your family values are. It’s another when your kids are the ones to bring up those values. You know those values aren’t just empty words, but the lessons have actually stuck. It makes you proud.
There was one question in particular that really helped shape our family mission statement. I’ll tell you about that question in the video below and you can see what my kids had to say about it, as well as how their thoughts became our family mission statement.
I think our mission statement really fits our family. It is what we already strive to do and want to continue: the mission statement just spells it out for us. We had to incorporate a soccer ball in there somewhere because that’s our family, too.
For ideas on creating your own family mission statement, check out:
The mission statement builder can also guide you in making a personal mission statement or one for your team.
Franklin Covey @TheLeaderinMe was one of the sponsors of Family Forward. This post was written by me as a way to share info about their The Leader in Me program. All opinions are my own. This post serves as a contest entry, but is not sponsored.