Summary of The Path

Creating Your Mission Statement

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The Path book summary
Using Christianity to create a better mission statement for your outer company and your inner self.


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Laurie Beth Jones’ survey of the basic principles of creating mission statements and vision statements is accompanied by her personal observations. She includes stories about clients, business associates and friends, and stories from the Bible. The book focuses on ways each individual can develop a personal path to guide him or her through professional and personal life. The book is written in short, easy-to-read sections. The basic message about missions and goals is familiar. Many readers will find that this book offers a quick and useful guide to creating an overall plan, within an inspirational and spiritual context. However, some may admire her strong Christian orientation and others may find themselves uncomfortable with it. As she notes, her personal mission is to "recognize, promote and inspire the divine connection in myself and others." She fulfills that mission with the book’s underlying Christian message. getAbstract recommends this book to those who wish to develop a personal plan and who are interested in including a Christian-oriented spiritual dimension in that process.

In this summary, you will learn

  • Why it is important to have a clearly defined goal
  • How to create and clarify your mission and vision
  • Which eight steps you should follow to realize your mission


The Importance of Having a Mission
Having a clearly defined mission is important because it gives you a guiding purpose that helps you initiate, evaluate and refine all your activities. For example, Jesus had a clear mission and all his activities were based on his mission statement, which...
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About the Author

Laurie Beth Jones is the author of two U.S. bestsellers, Jesus, CEO and Jesus in Blue Jeans. She is a speaker and consultant who conducts seminars worldwide. She is the founder of Jesus, CEO, a non-profit organization. Its mission is to "recognize, promote and inspire the divine connection in all of us."

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