From Steven Covey's
"Daily Reflections for Highly Effective People"
"Ideally, there is harmony, unity and integrity between your vision
and mission, your roles and goals, your priorities and plans, and your
desires and discipline. In your weekly planner, there should be a place
for your personal mission statement so that you can constantly refer to
it. There also needs to be a place for your roles and for both short and
long term goals."
"The core of any family is what is changeless, what is always going
to be there -- shared vision and values. By writing a family (or team)
mission statement, you give expression to it's true foundation."
"Until a person can say deeply and honestly, 'I am what I am today
because of the choices I made yesterday,' that person cannot say, 'I
choose otherwise.' "