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Goal Setting - Mission Statement

Main Core Tie

Adult Roles And Responsibilities
Strand 1 Standard 3

Time Frame

3 class periods of 60 minutes each

Group Size

Large Groups

Life Skills

  • Thinking & Reasoning
  • Social & Civic Responsibility




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.


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



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

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

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: 07/12/2003
Updated: 02/05/2018