We all know that every business starts with a vision and a mission, it helps to create a solid foundation for the company and give direction to all those who have a vested interest in its success. But as an entrepreneur, do you have your personal mission statement to guide you on this crazy business and life journey you are on? Just as any business puts in place a strong mission statement to keep everyone focused on the end game, it also makes sense to do the same thing in your personal life. So what are the benefits of crafting your own personal mission statement? Firstly, it provides direction and motivation. Secondly, it keeps your eye on the ball during the craziest of times. Thirdly, it forces you to be honest with yourself and encourages you to ask difficult questions that are essential for the business. And finally, it reminds you each day of why you became an entrepreneur in the first place. Just as an example, Oprah Winfrey articulated her own personal mission statement as, “To be a teacher. And to be known for inspiring my students to be more than they thought they could be.” So, have you written your own personal mission statement yet?