What would you do if you knew you couldn’t fail?
A great question isn’t it?
This is where I started when I created my personal vision statement. I love Practically Perfect PA, and I find the work really rewarding, but I have been doing this for 8 years and it was definitely time to stop for a minute and take the time to think about what I wanted to achieve for me and for Practically Perfect PA going forward.
So, I started to put together a clear strategy for the business and a personal vision statement for me. Completing this piece of work made me realise why every Assistant should have their own personal vision statement. They are so valuable in so many ways, and I want to show you how to put one together and why it really will help you focus on your career goals.
What is a personal vision statement?
Using these fantastic articles from The Balance Careers, I pulled together a strategic document for Practically Perfect PA and my personal vision statement. This is how The Balance Career describes a personal vision statement:
Your personal vision statement guides your life and provides the direction necessary to chart the course of your days and the choices you make about your career. Think of your personal vision statement as the light shining in the darkness that illuminates your life path.
Your own vision statement doesn’t have to be a lengthy document, it can be a few simple statements, but you do need to take the time to think about what you want from your life and your career. If you don’t know what you want to achieve, it is impossible to plan out how to get there.