Your Mission Statement Won’t Save You

We all have our own definitions of success, but that doesn’t mean we’re incapable of forgetting what those definitions are.

Just as there is a force called inspiration that motivates us to get out of bed in the morning, there’s an enemy called resistance that tempts us to sleepwalk through life.

The promises we make to ourselves during moments of insight and inspiration are only as good as our ability to maintain them during moments of distraction and difficulty.

Having a beautiful mission statement will not save you when the creative process gets ugly. And from time to time, things will get ugly.

It’s not enough to philosophically define your why. You also have to adopt strategies that pragmatically reinforce your why. Passion can get you started, but it’s the combination of planning and perseverance that will help you finish.

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TK Coleman is the Education Director for Praxis. He has coached dozens of young people and top performers from all stages of life. He’s the author of hundreds of articles and is a frequent speaker on education, entrepreneurship, freedom, personal growth, and creativity. TK is a relentless learner, has been involved in numerous startups, and has professional experience ranging from the entertainment to financial services industries and academia. Above all else, TK is on a mission to help people embrace their own power and expand their own possibilities.