How to Write Your Own Manifesto + Free Workbook

Welcome to Grounded & Surrounded! In this article, you will learn how to write your own personal manifesto in 5 simple steps.  About halfway through we will give you the option to download a Free Workbook to make the process even simpler (no strings attached!).  We appreciate you taking the time to stop by and hope you enjoy this post!

No matter what your journey looks like, or what dreams you are pursuing, having a clear purpose and goal set out before you will increase your chances of success ten-fold!

It’s not always easy to sit down and put words to your hopes and dreams, but it is a worthwhile endeavor.

This exercise and free workbook helped me to define my purpose, goals, and vision for my career and narrow my focus on the things that truly matter.

I just know it will do the same for you!

This exercise helped me to define my purpose, goals, and vision for my career and narrow my focus on the things that truly matter in 2016. No matter what your journey looks like, or what dreams you are pursuing, having a clear purpose and goal set out before you will increase your chances of success ten-fold!

By: Sarah Koontz

Whether you are a full-time mom, a teacher, a pastor or a writer like me, taking a few moments at the beginning of the new year to establish your purpose, mission, and vision is a worthwhile endeavor.

Purpose = What?

Your purpose is your passion.

It is the thing that gets you out of bed in the morning and gives you strength to press through the obstacles of each day.

A purpose statement tells others what you do. It is a brief explanation of your heart’s desire.

My Purpose: I write so that others may have hope.

Mission = Why?

Your mission defines why you do what you do.

It serves as a guide as you choose how you are going to pursue your purpose.

It is important that all major decisions about your work are in line with your mission.

My Mission: To inspire others to embrace the story God has inscribed on their hearts.

Vision = How?

Your vision is the second half of your overall mission statement.

If the mission is the definition, the vision is the practical application.

A vision statement is how you intend to accomplish your mission.

My Vision: By consistently sharing my own story and actively inviting others receive the hope that is in Christ alone.

This exercise helped me to define my purpose, goals, and vision for my career and narrow my focus on the things that truly matter in 2016. No matter what your journey looks like, or what dreams you are pursuing, having a clear purpose and goal set out before you will increase your chances of success ten-fold!

Rooted in the Scriptures

This is the motto of the church I attend and I just love the allusion it creates.

I cannot overstate the importance of making certain your mission, purpose, and vision are thoroughly rooted in the scriptures.

Scripture plays a huge role in my life and ministry, and I absolutely love that the Lord has given me a Bible Verse that also serves as a prayer I pray fervently for my readers.

Verse: “I pray that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in his holy people, and his incomparably great power for us who believe.” -Ephesians 1:18-19

Setting aside some time to find a Bible verse that serves as a compass for your Purpose, Mission and Vision is a valuable investment.

Writing Your Manifesto

Manifesto: a written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group

Once you have discovered your Mission, Purpose, and Vision, its time to write your manifesto.

As you sit down and try to put a few words to your hopes and dreams for the upcoming year, I encourage you to ask yourself the following questions:

  1. What is my unique calling or talent?
  2. How can I use those talents for God’s glory?
  3. What are some obstacles I will need to overcome in order to accomplish this?
  4. What is my heart’s desire?
  5. What are some practical steps to help me get closer to that desire in the next year?.

Your answers to these questions will help you get started on your own manifesto.

In this article and free workbook, you will learn how to write and design your own personal manifesto in 5 simple steps. No matter what your journey looks like in life, or what dreams you are pursuing, having a clear purpose and goal set out before you will increase your chances of success ten-fold!

I have created a Free Digital Workbook to help simplify the process even more for you.  Simply click on the image above to download your copy.  All that we ask in return for the free download is that you take a moment to spread the word on your favorite social media platform.

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There is no right or wrong way to write a manifesto, the important thing is that you put pen to paper.

In this article and free workbook, you will learn how to write and design your own personal manifesto in 5 simple steps. No matter what your journey looks like in life, or what dreams you are pursuing, having a clear purpose and goal set out before you will increase your chances of success ten-fold!

Conclusion

Experience has taught me that knowing and understanding your why is a crucial element of any ministry or business venture.

My personal manifesto turned into a sort of prayer or snapshot of the person I long to be.

>>CLICK HERE to Read Sarah’s Writing Manifesto<<

Once you have taken the time to define your own personal WHY, WHAT, and HOW I would love it if you would share them with me in the comments of this post!

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About Sarah Koontz

Sarah Koontz is a freelance writer and regular contributor at Grounded & Surrounded. If you are interested in growing your faith, nourishing your family life, and discovering the beauty of God's design, be sure to follow her personal blog at SarahKoontz.com. When Sarah is not writing, you are likely to find her covered in dirt, sitting in the middle of her garden, adoring her beautiful flock of backyard chickens. She is eternally grateful for her husband and two little girls, and revels in their simple, uncluttered life. You can also find her on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.

12 thoughts on “How to Write Your Own Manifesto + Free Workbook

  1. I love this, Sarah. All the pieces of a manifesto are rolling around in my head and heart (and maybe a few notebooks) but I haven’t written them down – or called it that. Your steps are clear and concise and the encouragement that it be rooted in scripture is so spot on. So glad that I stopped by from #threewordwednesday. Your site is lovely. Blessings!

    1. It is so great to take all of it and put it in one place that you can refer to often (especially when you are making decisions about your writing career). Thanks for stopping by! I hope the workbook is a helpful tool for you, and if you do use it be sure to come back and share your Mission, Vision & Purpose with us….we would love to support you by affirming your goals.

    1. I took a break from linkups over the holidays, and I didn’t realize how much I’ve missed it. I truly enjoy your #ThreeWordWednesay linkup. Thanks for the continued support and encouragement.

  2. I love this line: “Your purpose is your passion.” My husband and I pray this every single night before we go to sleep. We have it painted on a canvas that hangs above our bed. It sums up perfectly what you are talking about in this post 🙂

    “Nothing is more practical than finding God, than falling in Love in a quite absolute, final way. What you are in love with, what seizes your imagination, will affect everything. It will decide what will get you out of bed in the morning, what you do with your evenings, how you spend your weekends, what you read, whom you know, what breaks your heart, and what amazes you with joy and gratitude. Fall in Love, stay in love, and it will decide everything.” Pedro Arrupe, SJ

    1. Mary, I would love to see a picture of the canvas…what a wonderful quote to live your life by! I also love the quote you shared above, saving it for sure. It really does sum up purposeful living in an eloquent and memorable way. Thanks for swinging by and sharing your insight with us today, hope to see you again soon!

  3. Manifesto has taken on a rather sinister tone thanks to the media, but it is a rather innocuous word in truth. Nice exercise for self realization. Thanks for sharing on the #HomeMattersParty – I hope you will join us, next week.

  4. I love the way you write it, yes for everything we need set the purpose , goal that not only help us to achieve it, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning and tweeting.

  5. This looks like a great workbook. I plan to look over it today and possibly start on it today. We are taking a long road trip today and this may be a perfect chance to work on it. Thanks!

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