Personal Reflection Essay: My Personal Mission Statement

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My Personal Mission Statement.

It is my mission to live a life of positivity, integrity, compassion and gratitude. To remain committed to my Jewish values and way of life. And to make the world a more meaningful place through developing significant relationships with those around me.

My Personal Philosophy

I am a strong willed teenager who knows what I want and what I stand for. I am very principled in what I believe in and I am prepared to firmly back up and justify my convictions. In order to live a life of integrity, I have had to constantly remain positive through the challenges of my youth. Peer pressure as well as a range of new and demanding experiences have constantly tested my beliefs and values. On more than one occasion, I have had to stand up for my values – often alone, and yet have managed to remain committed and faithful to what I believe in. This quality is essential to me in living a life of integrity in my future.

My core values are : courage, compassion, confidence , creativity , decisiveness, determination, discipline , efficiency , neatness, family, friendships, forgiveness, fun, generosity, happiness, kindness, love, optimism , religion and trust.
Without these values, my life would not have the structure and meaning that I live by.
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The Hebrew term for gratitude is hakarat hatov, which means, literally, "recognizing the good." Practicing gratitude means recognizing the good that is already yours. There is no limit to what we don 't have, and if that is where we focus then our lives are inevitably filled with endless dissatisfaction. This is the ethos that lies behind the great Talmudic proverb which asks, "Who is rich?" and then answers, "Those who rejoice in their own lot." By opening up to the trait of gratitude , I see profound good every day of my life. This contributes greatly to my having a positive attitude and outlook on

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