Focus on Habit 2: Begin with the End in Mind: One of the best ways to incorporate Habit #2 into your life is to write a personal mission statement. A personal mission statement is like a personal motto that states what your life is all about. It is your own personal blueprint. When you are faced with challenges and making tough decisions, a personal mission statement will keep you focused on what you want to be and do in your life. It puts your goals into focus and reaffirms who you are. Mission statements come in all varieties. Some are long, some are short. Some people use poems, songs or favorite quotes as their mission statement.