My daughter is convinced her brother (age 15) needs a personal mission statement. This is how long it took:
Daughter: You need a mission statement
Son: (Rather than instantly saying no to everything) - OK
Daughter: Who's your favorite athlete?
Son: Walter Payton
Daughter: (googles Walter Payton quotes) - Here's one: "I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all anytime he was on the field."
And that was that. The 2 minutes mission statement. And like Walter Payton, that mission statement could likely stand the test of time.
Will you be remembered as the guy who gave his all anytime he was on the field? [Side note: why do high school kids know about mission statements?]