Discovering your Why Statement: When the why is clear, the how is easy

If you’re like most PlanPlus Online Essentials customers, every day of the week there are vitally important things you want to do—and yet, you’re just not getting to them. Good thing for you, discovering your mission statement will help you accomplish these things.

Here are some of the reasons people choose PlanPlus Online Essentials—do any of these sound familiar to you?

“I want better organization; to be a better steward of my time, talents, gifts…”

“Increase effectiveness…”

“Improve planning…”

“Better time management…”

“More productivity…”

Those, and many more reasons are exactly why so many turn to PlanPlus Online Essentials. It’s their personal productivity engine that gives them perspective and keeps them focused on achieving results.

The right perspective makes the impossible possible

ExhaustedYou’ve probably found it’s easy to lose perspective when life becomes about the hundreds of things on your task list. Because of this, there’s no easy way of deciding between one thing and the next because it all seems equally important and urgent. It’s also impossible to feel a sense of accomplishment because you never complete everything on your to-do list.

You end each day exhausted, depleted, and dissatisfied that you didn’t do enough. Even if you get a lot done, you feel aimless, as if it were all for nothing. This is because you’re still overwhelmed with things you feel you must do.

However, when you connect what you do all day with why you do it, you’ll discover new energy, focus, and determination. Here’s how to translate purpose into daily productivity by balancing your “personal mission” with the demands of your job, family, and life…

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PlanPlus Online Essentials starts by helping you regain perspective

At first, you’ll immediately see why Essentials is called the ultimate digital organizer. PlanPlus Online Essentials keeps your task list, calendar, contacts, and notes-to-yourself right at your fingertips. It syncs from your personal computer to your smartphone or pad. Because of this, you can stay organized no matter where you go.

Even though Essentials offers best-in-class online planner tools, there’s something more powerful at its heart: the Vision Board. Here’s why that’s so important to you…

Live with purpose

No matter how hectic life gets, the most successful people are able to rise above the chaos and keep their perspective. Because of this, they have an overriding vision of what life is all about. Ultimately, they understand what their mission in life is.

When you know your mission, it’s easier to do things you dislike. This is because you understand how each task fits in with your life goals. Your goals give meaning, motivation, and direction to your life.

Why a Vision Board?

Real estate has a term: “highest and best use.” This phrase is used to appraise the value of property—and is it being utilized in the best way it can be. In fact, A mission statement—and the process of creating one—helps you uncover your personal highest and best use.

Viktor Frankl, the Austrian neurologist, psychiatrist, and Holocaust survivor said, “The thing I learned is that you don’t invent your mission, you detect it. You uncover it, as it were.”

The Vision Board takes you step by step on a journey of introspection by asking thought-provoking questions. As a result, they will help you uncover your core values and highest goals.

A Why Statement/Mission Statement might sound like this…

“I lead my life centered around principles of excellence, empowerment, growth, and humility. I remember what is important in life, recognize my own and other’s strengths, and consistently work toward becoming my best-balanced self—for the benefit of myself and those around me.”

Mission statements can be long, or short. A brief one might be:

“Live, love, laugh.”

However, it’s not the length of the mission statement that matters. It’s as long as it takes for you to feel you’ve articulated what’s at your core. Which also means that mission statements are non-transferrable—only you can uncover what is yours.

Start discovering your why statement today…

Author Os Guinness writes, “The search for the purpose of life is one of the deepest of our experiences as human beings.” He continues, “Deep in our hearts, we all want to find and fulfill a purpose bigger than ourselves, for each of us the real purpose is personal and passionate: to know what we are to do and why.”

The Vision Board is included with the 14-day-free-trial of PlanPlus Online Essentials.

The next step is to take actions based on your vision—which is one of PlanPlus Online Essentials’ most important features.

Discover for yourself why you need a vision board and personal why statement!