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#8 Make Your Mark Through a Manifesto

Focus on who you are and where you want to be

Manifestos are usually written by revolutionists and rebels. It’s a latin term that means clear or conspicuous by documenting values, beliefs and ideals that is important by who is declaring it. Aside from politics, there are many useful ways to write a manifesto.

Having a personal manifesto offers guidance when looking forward to what you want to do next in life. And who you want to become. A motivation speech for your own personal evolution, that is your truth.

It’s a way to articulate your values and beliefs and really get to know yourself.

When things feel unsure and what’s next looks murky, a manifesto reminds you where to stay on track. Capturing the way you feel and think about your life defines how you look at life and where you stand.

A manifesto document becomes a living breathing beacon of light for what you want to experience. It describes key pieces of how you want to rise up and offer value in the world.

When you can see what you have to offer, that becomes all the validation you need. Being honest about your intentions in life is powerful. It’s the thread that connects all motives and behaviors together.

Improve your focus by being clear on your priorities.

Most brands have a manifesto. They use a manifesto to inspire actions within the company and get everyone in the same mindset. Companies use it as a foundation to build deep and intrinsic values and beliefs, both for employees and customers.

The first time doing one may feel tough. It's not easy at first to articulate what you stand for when you’re not forced up against something. Challenge yourself and go through the questions below to delve into a new declaration.

Preparing to write your manifesto:

  1. Read through one question a day and take time to think about your answer.

  2. Jot down ideas, words, phrases and examples that resonate with you on each question. Use a thesaurus and find words that spark excitement.

  3. Re-read your previous answers and move on to the next question. What needs to be edited? What still holds true?

  4. Finish a full draft and sit with it.

  5. Read it daily to be inspired by your own words.

“Man is the messenger that forgot the message.” - Abraham Joshua Heshel

By paying attention to how we evolve, wisdom becomes the gift of perspective and time.

Think about answering the questions below in,“I am” or “I will” or mantra statements that evoke confidence and energized words.

Here are 7 questions to write a manifesto for personal growth.

  1. What mark do you want to leave in life?

  2. Why is leaving this mark this important to you?

  3. What intentions and actions will you take to get there?

  4. What beliefs do you have around why this is important?

  5. Did any situation lead you to these beliefs?

  6. Who might benefit from this benefit?

  7. What is the main principle or purpose of your manifesto?

For extra inspiration, here’s a famous manifesto from Apple written for a Promotional Campaign by TBWA/Chiat/Day -1997

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules, and they have no respect for the status quo.

You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward.

And while some see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

Manifesting your destiny

Personal manifestos become daily mantras and affirmations to blossom your life. Use words that make you come alive. Have fun with writing and creating something that is just for you. Add images and drawings. Post it on social media and tag @wisdom_healings so we can celebrate and support you.

Last thought, even if you only ask yourself these questions and sit with the answers, it’ll still keep you focused.


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