Has anyone created a mission statement? It can be useful to create a mission statement, to create a sense of purpose and direction, much the same as most corporate entities do. My wife and I first wrote a mission statement about 20 years ago, it's changed over the years , but it has served us well when difficult joint decisions have needed to be made. Creating a mission statement is really quite simple. All you need to do is to write down a list of beliefs and intentions. Arrange them in order of priority, then sign at the bottom of the list. This will require a lot of interesting negotiations for a couple, but will be of terrific value for future joint decisions. Signing formalises the statement and gives it the power it deserves. The statement should then be displayed in a private place, where only you will see it. Here is an example of a mission statement for an individual: I shall always put my health and safety first. I shall only spend 4 hours a day on the computer I shall be Honest and sincere in every way I will walk for 30 minutes every day. I will visit family once a month I will take responsibility for my actions and I will not blame others. I will stay within my budget I shall only eat takeaway once a week. I shall treat others with respect. And for a couple: We will always put the children’s health and safety first We shall only spend 4 hours a day on the computer We shall be Honest and sincere in every way We will walk for 30 minutes every day. We will visit family once a month We will take responsibility for our actions and will not blame others. We will stay within our budget We shall only eat takeaway once a week. We shall treat others with respect. We will alternate Xmas lunch with each others family.