P . M . S . . . or Mission Impossible ?

PMS ...or Mission Impossible

Illustration By Hildos ©2013

They say you spend the first 25 years of your life learning to make your next 50 years better…well its 40 for me but whatever…Other say if you have brains in your head and feet in your shoes you can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own and you know what you know and you are the one who’ll decide where to go. Hmmm… is that right?
Some say that if you aim at nothing, you will aim at it every time,… Live your life with a purpose and choose you values then your mission…

Ok are they talking about writing a mission? Eh what? Are you kidding me?

But isn’t a mission statement a bunch of words that big corporation come up with for their customers and their investors to establish that their employees are not on Facebook all day? Or in some case watching porn 😛

Apparently yes a mission but a different kind of mission a personal mission… hmmm or more like may be mission impossible …?

Well in questing for my mission, I couldn’t help but wonder is it beneficial? why should I do that? Isn’t it a waste of time and energy? Well it can be helpful for a couple of reasons. It helps you ignore the whatsapp messages you just received from your friend and keep on writing your blog 🙂 or may be it teaches you not to waste your time trying to explain who you are to people who are committed to misunderstanding you!!

But seriously as Mr Brezsny states it may be a turning point in your life that will make you tell your grandchildren about the time you leaped over the abyss or to be content about the delicious cookies you made (the latter sounds good too :))

Ok so where do I start?

Well first thing first, choose your values… ok easy …few minutes later done

Second write down your mission statement…ok …eh not easy

So I thought anyway it meant to be written on a paper and not blasted to stone 🙂 so why not and I started googling and found interesting stuff such as personal statement generator hhh? For those interested http://www.franklincovey.com/msb/

But isn’t it supposed to be P-E-R-S-O-N-A-L? i.e. Done, made, or performed in person? Ok let us move on and put a pin on that for later

Aha!…an article on how to write personal mission statement with a funny title great!! well that was until I reached the end why? well this is how it ended and I quote

“Your P.M.S. is the best bet you have now to get you out of the circumstances you now find yourself in and to move forward”
My PMS (premenstrual syndrome) ? what? How do you know about PMS? You are a guy and that is ladies turf no? what the hell are you talking about? Ohhhhhh well the mind really plays little games and apparently the author was trying to be funny and meant Personal Mission Statement hahaha…funny… NOT… Get over it guys and stop complaining and move on!!

Anyway, writing this exercise made me think about goals and choices, they say that our life is distinguished with our choices so choose wisely but isn’t our choices that distinguish our lives? Isn’t the decisions that we take can snip us away from things we don’t want or just plant us where we are? Or is it like leaving the nest and opening your wings to fly sometimes you can reach high and other times well just like me your foot sticks in the gutter and you fall…

Have I changed or is it just my new choices that freed up my true self? Or maybe the mind is smart enough to take us to the right place at the right time?

One thing I learned making choices is hard but they are worth sinking yourself into. But always remember the choice that pisses people off are the right choices for you 🙂 Just trust your own compass and follow the arrow…Food for a thought

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Hilda Abla aka Hildos is Lebanese-Armenian artist living in Brooklyn. She started her artistic venture when she was 5 at the children art program at Lebanese American University, through which she pursued her Bachelor of Fine Arts later on. She is also holder of a master degree in Marketing and Communications from ESCP-EAP and attended painting residencies at School of Visual Arts. She exhibited her art work in several venues in Beirut and New York City and was featured in several magazines such as New York Art Magazine and Art Fuse. She believes that art comes with a responsibility and a message and her latest commitment is directed to changing the way women view their bodies and themselves and ‘Seeing beauty in Imperfection’.

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