82 pages 2 hours read

Sean Covey

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens

Nonfiction | Book | YA | Published in 1998

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“Driving Your Car, Finding Your Road: Your Own Personal Mission Statement”

In this activity, students will be guided through Covey’s concept of a “personal mission statement” to create one of their own. Students will then create a visual tool to illustrate their personal mission and to help them find their ultimate destination.

In Chapter 5 (Habit 2: “Begin with the End in Mind”), Covey strongly recommends that his readers create a personal mission statement, one that will serve as a daily reminder of their top-level goals and principles: “A personal mission statement is like a personal credo or motto that states what your life is about. It is like the blueprint to your life.” Using Covey’s driving analogy, a personal mission statement has two functions: It is like the engine that powers your car and makes it run; it also is like a GPS that helps guide you to where you’re trying to go.

First, take the time to work through the steps Covey outlines in Chapter 5 to create a personal mission statement of your own.