Skip Navigation

Goal Setting - Mission Statement

Life Skills:

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Social & Civic Responsibility

Time Frame:
3 class periods that run 60 minutes each.

Group Size:
Large Groups


Lesson on how to write a personal mission statement, decide on a personal hero, and combat fear. Could be used at the end of the year after the State Test.

Main Curriculum Tie:
Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 1 Standard 3

Classify short- and long-term goals and the steps needed to achieve them.

Career Connections:

  • Any career

Power point projector and access to Internet computer lab. Video machine to show first few minutes of "Jerry Maquire" movie where he has an epiphany and writes his mission statement. "Go Above & Beyond" video from Nuskin highlights famous people. "Follow Your Heart" video from Nuskin is about ignoring negative comments and following your dreams.

Background For Teachers:
The chapter in Covey's book on Mission Statements and viewing the various web sites would be helpful.


Web Sites

  • Franklin Covey
    This web site has a tool for students to build a mission statement in a rough draft form.

Student Prior Knowledge:
Awareness of mission statements and what they are.

Intended Learning Outcomes:
Students will write a paper on their personal hero, a paper on their fears, and a personal Mission Statement.

Instructional Procedures:
See lesson plan.


Assessment Plan:
Rubric on Traits of Writing to help students write a good essay. Rubric for their mission statement.



"7 Habits of Highly Effective Families" by Stephen Covey and various web sites. "Maximum Achievement" by Brian Tracy. "The Psychology of Winning" by Dr. Denis Waitley.


Created Date :
Jul 12 2003 17:40 PM