Okay, so I know I said I was done with this whole 'mission statement' thing. But I was bored and just wanted to check out a few from non-storage places. A restaurant we ate at the other night had a really good one. Unfortunately they apparently don't have it online. Here are a few from other places though.
FORT WAYNE PARKS
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life in Fort Wayne by providing positive opportunities for leisure time and by being stewards of our park lands, facilities, public trees, and other resources entrusted to our care.
Our mission is to improve your health and inspire you to take steps to improve your well-being.
Mission Statement: The Mission of the Allen County War Memorial Coliseum was first defined in 1946, by a vote of the countys taxpayers, authorizing the construction of a living memorial to the Nations war veterans. Implicit in that authorization was the necessity for ongoing maintenance of the building, plus the management of all business affairs relating to the facility.To that end, the Coliseum Board of Trustees entrusts a professional management staff to: oversee a clean, safe, well-maintained physical environment and provide responsible fiscal management, aimed at maintaining the Memorial Coliseum complex as a self-supporting entity. Thus our Mission extends to the responsibility for the production of maximum income, through the promotion of a diversity of entertainment, athletic, educational, and business-related events and activities. This lively mix of building usage ensures that the countys tribute to those who served their country is truly a Living Memorial.
FW RESCUE MISSION
So, as you can see, they can be long or short, general or specific, and all points in between. But... yes... they are just words. For some people words do matter though. Words develop ideologies, establish foundations, and give guidance and definition to patterns for living. I think they are important. An important starting point.
Hopefully this will now end my fixation on the subject of mission statements. Or whatever it was.