And we come to the end. I have not done anything like this before in terms of serial writing, especially something that is a bit more serious. It has been interesting to go through both the process and taking a look at myself in a semi public light.
I’ll post my actual mission statement in a few days.
12. I believe that all people are created equal. I also believe that all people make choices. Some choose to be lazy. Some choose to sleep in. I choose to work my butt off.
I love this as well. I know that not everyone has great circumstances when starting out so it is absolutely critical that I keep that in mind as I go through my daily life because there might be a reason someone is grumpy when I talk to them. It probably has nothing to do with me. Will it make me want to match moods, probably, but I cannot control them only my reaction to them. It also goes back to numbers ten and eleven in looking inward to my motivations. Like the US Constitution it really is the foundation for everything I do. From how I interact with others to how I form my opinions of people and events.
It is also a realization that I am equal to those who I might look to as role models. What they do is possible for me as well. It might not be easy but they had to start at zero just like me. So it should be motivation to both explore those desires as well as put in the work to bring them to fruition. Of course, it also means that they have flaws just like I do so I cannot blindly follow everything they do. I have to look to them for inspiration but make my own way.
It is funny that in going through this it really is keeping to those things you learned in kindergarten. Play nice, share your toys, and don’t hit. As adults things get “complicated” when it really is simple set of rules that make everyone nicer.