In the previous article, we defined the term ‘trigger for transformation’: the unanticipated challenges that serve as inciting incidents, setting our stories in motion. These times of transition often catalyze us to embark on a journey toward greater impact.
However, this journey can feel aimless or overwhelming if we don’t have a clear vision of where we are headed. Instead, we each need a target for transformation which we direct our energy and efforts toward.
Habit 2 from Stephen R. Covey’s best-selling book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, is “begin with the end in mind.” In short, this Habit emphasizes the importance of taking time to determine your desired destination and intentionally identify if the direction you are headed will get you where you want to go. At Halftime, we help Halftimers implement this strategy by crafting a Personal Mission Statement. Putting words to our purpose and developing a plan for execution is an essential part of the Halftime process.
It can be tempting to envision our personal mission as a goal that we have to muster our own strength to achieve. However, scripture presents an illuminating paradigm shift: