As seems to be the norm lately, I’m way behind on my internets. While I was catching up on my Twitter feeds, I came across this article from the NY Times. It reminded me of a little note I jotted in my Evernote a few weeks back.

I’d been thinking a lot about “values-based living” and what my values have evolved into over the last few years. I have a lot of thoughts on that front, but I’ll make this one quick.

I don’t follow any particular religion, but I do think that the values religious teachings provide to their followers can be really useful tools in decision-making and figuring out how to lead your life. I thought, instead of prescribing to the values of a religion, I’d write down my own and live by them. So that’s what I did. It’s been interesting to sort of have some guideposts to make my decisions around (and re-evaluate as needed).

Without going through each one, I’ll summarize it with my note from a few weeks ago, a mission statement of sorts:

Get shit done. Be happy. Make the world better.

It’s that simple.

Do you have a mission statement? I’d love to hear it!