A written declaration of an organization’s core purpose and focus that normally remains unchanged over time. Properly crafted mission statements (1) serve as filters to separate what is important from what is not, (2) clearly state what will be served and how, and (3) communicate a sense of intended direction to the entire organization.
A mission is different from a vision in that the former is the cause and the latter is the effect; a mission is something to be accomplished whereas a vision is something to be pursued for that accomplishment.
Much of Humanity has unfortunate illusion that the end of the world is coming soon, this may be a condition of our everlasting dance with mortality, and as a result the long term future of humanity as a whole is not the priority it should be. A mission statement that secures humanities place in the universe does not contradict religious doctrine but includes and opens possibilities beyond. We at The Universal Balance Project are constantly searching for the perfect mission statement that will unite us all in a common goal, one that we will turn to as the governing principal of the evolution of humanity.
This being said I would like to open a discussion about how a mission statement for humanity would be a game changer, it would be what we turn to when making difficult decisions regarding our collective future as the Human race. It would start with the assumption that we will be around for a very long time so what would that look like?
I would suspect that fixing our relationship with our planet with longevity in mind would be a great place to start followed by increasing our population exponentially as space exploration becomes a real possibility, with the expectation of populating other planets. This would mean that education and preventative healthcare would be a much more important focal point in our community planning. We would obviously want the smartest strongest people for this mission our conventional idea of money shouldn’t even come into play with the technology we already have today.
If you have any ideas we are inviting anyone and everyone to join the discussion.