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My Personal Mission Statement

Pat Gelsinger • General
Balancing Your Family, Faith & Work by developing a personal mission statement.Pat Gelsinser is chief technology officer at Intel and author of Balancing Your Family, Faith & Work.
Mission: I will be a Christian Husband, Family Man, and Businessman. I will use every resource God provides me to carry out His work on earth as set forth below.

Values: The things I will stand for, my values I will be recognized for. I will:

  1. Work hard in all that I do. (Col 3:23)
  2. Give my best effort in every task. (1 Thes 4:14)
  3. Be open to the direction of the Holy Spirit wherever that may lead. (John 14:26)
  4. Enthusiastically approach new challenges and all else I do. (2 Cor 9:2)
  5. Live by Christian principles. In all things I will try to make Christ's ethics and morals my own. (Rom 2:7-8)
  6. Be open, honest, and generous. (2 Cor 9:11)
  7. Be careful with words and actions. (James 1:26)
  8. Seek the counsel of others frequently and thoughtfully. (Prov 15:22)
  9. Never be satisfied with the status quo. I will be an agent of change. (Rom 15:20)
  10. Seek to improve and grow those around and beneath me in work and all other areas. (1 Thes 5:14)
  11. Not seek my own glory, I will seek to honor God and have praise be given to those around me. (Rom 15:5-6)
  12. Never take things too seriously but have a great time in everything, continually enjoying God's blessings. (Jam 4:13-15)
Goals: The things I will accomplish, my goals. I will:
  1. Make my marriage an example of that laid out in the Scriptures. I will be a one-woman man seeking the growth of my wife. I will assist her in the duties of our household, date her regularly, and cherish her always.
  2. Have all four of my children make personal commitments of faith to Christ, publicly demonstrating their new life through baptism. Play an active role in leading them into Christian maturity.
  3. Assist in bringing to Christ or to a much greater degree of Christian maturity over 100 people.
  4. Write a book explaining the things God has taught me through life for my children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren.
  5. Generate substantial wealth for my employer.
  6. Become president of Intel Corporation. I will do so while maintaining my values and ethics.
  7. Be an elder of the congregation at which we worship.
  8. Give an increasing portion of all I earn to charity: church, missions, and other Christian organizations.
  9. Provide financially for my wife, children, and grandchildren.
  10. Spend quality and quantity time with my children while they are young. On average, I will dedicate ten hours per week to personal time with them.
  11. Visit over fifty foreign countries to develop a broad world view and a passion for all of God's children.
  12. Assist others who are Christians to achieve success in their profession and careers.
  13. Continually be in the Word of God. I will be in the Word on a daily basis. I will read the Bible through at least twice each year.
  14. Memorize Scripture. I will add to my repertoire at least ten new verses each year.
  15. Continue to read-I will read at least five significant books each year.
  16. Continue to learn-I will pick up at least one new topic, sport, field, or craft per year.
  17. Continue to teach-I will teach at least one class each year.
  18. Become fluent in at least one additional language.
  19. I will fast one day per week for the spiritual health and protection of my children.
  20. Exercise regularly, at least three times per week.
  21. Lead weekly Bible Study
Copyright Patrick P. Gelsinger
May, 2003
To be used expressly for purpose of example in creating your own personal mission statement
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Visitor Comments (1)

Thank you!

Awesome, awesome, awesome! Thank you for posting this! I am an 8th grade religion teacher and will be using your mission statement as an example for my students to look at and create their own.

God bless and thanks again!

In Christ,
Greg Aitchison

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