Invisible Fences
Happy New Year 2008

Mission Statement

-Karthik Gurumurthy

Merry Christmas to all of you. I had a long chat with my senior associat couple of days back about the importance of good habits and the importance of defining our own mission statement.

Why are you here? What is your purpose in life? What is your life’s mission? What do you wish to accomplish? Where would you like to go? How can you help?

Life is short, and life is FAST… We are all on this sphere of electrons, protons, and neutrons spinning …at outrageous speeds. The circumference of the Earth at the equator is approx 25,000 miles. The Earth rotates in about 24 hours. Therefore, if you were to hang above the surface of the Earth at the equator without moving, you would see 25,000 miles pass by in 24 hours, at a speed of 25000/24 or just over 1000 miles per hour.Multiply by cosine of your latitude to see how fast the Earth is rotating where you are. Also, factor in that Earth is also moving around the Sun at about 67,000 miles per hour…for a complete cycle of 365 days and only God knows how many miles. heh.

Needless to say, we are moving through our life at an incredible pace. So, it would be be wise of you to find your optimal purpose as soon as you possibly can.

Check out the Franklin/Covey Mission Statement Flash Tutorial

I highly recommend checking it out. It can become fairly comprehensive. I came up with a one sentence statement that has defined my role in life…

“To have a positive, profound effect on as many people as possible.”

So, sit back for a minute, close your eyes… and imagine your life, so far, and visualize your life’s stages backwards… back through your last few jobs, college, High school, your youth… all the way back to your birth…

think about that for a minute… then… think BACK before your birth… when you were once again part of the Cosmos. Go back to a time where God came to you, and asked you ” Would you like to go on a mission to Earth, to help the world?”

What would you say? What would your mission be? How could you help?

Think about that, my friends… create a better self… create a better fate… create a better world…

Strive for Excellence in everything you do.


Brian Buck

“To have a positive, profound effect on as many people as possible.”

I have been reading your blog for about a month now and this mission statement fits you perfectly.

Thank you for providing so many nuggets of information to help me strive towards excellence!

2008 will be a truly outstanding year for all who take action from the motivation we receive.


Hey Karthik,

Thanks a lot for your wishes. Wishing you a great new year and and excellent 2008.


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