Being mission-focused, both as individuals and organizations, is essential to success. But before peak performance is attained, one must understand both the concepts of ‘mission’ and ‘success’ and how the two terms are interrelated.
- any important task or duty that is assigned, allotted, or self-imposed
- an important goal or purpose that is accompanied by strong conviction
- a sending or being sent for some duty or purpose
- the favorable or prosperous termination of attempts or endeavors
- the accomplishment of one’s goals
We all have goals. Some may be short term while others may take a lifetime to complete. Goals can change and evolve, but a mission has an element of urgency. This sense of urgency transforms a goal into a mission. A sense of mission communicates organizational and personal values to the world.
Success will look different for different people and different situations. The key to achieving success is defining success. An organization is more likely to be successful when the team members know what the desired outcome is.
The concepts of ‘mission’ and ‘success’ are important singularly, but to truly understand their power, one must understand their synergy. A mission needs to have the terms of success and failure outlined so the group knows when the mission is complete. Additionally, success needs to have a mission in order to reach its desired end state. When an organization or team strives for mission success, it is on the path to achieve great things!
Lone Star Peak Performance provides your team with the opportunity to practice the mission/success cycle during our experiential learning team building activities. Our facilitators ensure that the lessons learned on the course are applied back in the office to make your team more effective.