Is your personal mission statement consistent with the mission statement of the place you are serving? Authentic leaders know who they are and why they are where they are.
In his classic book Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey writes about the tragedy of spending 70–80 years here on this earth without really living. The key to a meaningful life, according to Covey, is to identify your mission and go for it! The tragedy is drifting through life reacting to circumstances rather than proactively living according to an identified purpose. What is your identified and articulated purpose for life? Remember, it doesn’t count unless it is written down.