Guidelines for Writing Your Life Manifesto

Published Jan. 10, 2023 Personal Annual Review

Prepare for a year filled with joy, awe, and wonder in 2023 by crafting your very own Life Manifesto. 

Here's our take on it:

A. What is a Life Manifesto?

A Life Manifesto is a profound declaration of your beliefs, values, vision, mission, and how you navigate challenges.

It's your roadmap for spending your time, talent, and treasure in alignment with the highest expression of your purpose, touching on existential questions that unravel the mystery of human identity:

1) Who are you?

2) What is your unique message?

3) Why do you exist?

    Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash
    Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

    B. Why do you need a Life Manifesto?

    Life is a journey of trials and triumphs, and your Life Manifesto serves as the light, direction, and motivation you need to navigate this journey. It provides the necessary support, truths, strategies, and rules to help you show up each day until you reach your goals.

    C. The Aims of a Life Manifesto:

    Your Life Manifesto aims to:

    1. Infuse clarity, authenticity, confidence, and power into your life.
    2. Empower you to take charge of your journey.
    3. Strengthen a victorious and overcoming identity.
    4. Design your life for growth and leadership.
    5. Provide direction and meaning in trials and hardships.
    6. Redefine failures and mistakes for continuous improvement.
    7. Foster perseverance and self-mastery.
    8. Propel you towards growth and excellence.
    9. Cultivate health and wealth in all dimensions of your life.
    10. Guide you on the path to self-actualization.
    11. Unleash your human agency for creative freedom.
    12. Engage you in self-discovery and truth-seeking.
    13. Contribute to making the world a better place.

    D. How to write a Life Manifesto?

    1) Start by writing your life purpose.



    My purpose is to educate women, young people and workforces in financial literacy so they possess the freedom to make a meaningful impact and contribute their utmost capabilities to society.

    2) Then think about your life principles - how you treat people, see mistakes and failure, success, fear, growth, well-being, and how you value time and money - based on resonant truths. 

    3) Avoid buzzwords and jargon. Use positive, purposeful, and powerful language. 

    3) Keep your statements short, straightforward, and in the present tense. 


    Mistakes, Failures, and Sufferings

    I deal with mistakes, failures and sufferings with grace.  I transcend them by taking on board lessons learned.

    E. How to Implement a Life Manifesto:

    After writing Print multiple copies of your Life Manifesto. 

    Place one on your desk for daily declarations and one by your bedside for nightly reflection. Read it during challenging times, before presentations, or on special occasions. 

    Journal your journey, record experiences, and feel free to refine and add to your manifesto. 

    Most importantly, live it!

    Share your experiences with us – let your Life Manifesto guide you to a year filled with purpose and fulfilment.

    Let us know your experience.

    Download the following Workbooks.

    1. Life Manifesto Workbook
    2. Personal Annual Planning Worksheet

    Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash
    Photo by Drahomír Posteby-Mach on Unsplash