I came across Your Life’s Story Told in One Sentence over at Marc and Angel Hack Life. It is a very interesting and useful post that starts like this:

Constraints make us focus. They force us to zero-in on a specific purpose. The less material we have to work with, the more resourceful we must be. Can you sum up your entire outlook on life in one sentence? Do you have a personal motto you live your life by?

The mission sentence is mainly for your own use:

When you define your mission sentence, you craft a powerful tool for yourself. You create an abbreviation of all your goals, values, and passions… a guiding symbol of your life’s story. It doesn’t necessarily have to be a phrase others will understand. It’s not for them or for promotional purposes. It’s for you.

Creating a mission sentence is a great exercise, it helps you stay focused. My mission sentence is “I am making the world a better place”. What is yours?

This was originally posted at another (now extinct) blog of mine.