The purpose of life is a life of purpose” – Robert Byrne
Empowering 7-Step Exercise
- Write down specific words that appeal to you which provoke an emotion that you want!
- EXAMPLES: Courage, Creativity, Destiny, Empower, Energy, Enthusiasm, Freedom, Gratitude, Happiness, Help, Inspire, Journey, Lead, Love, Passion, Playfulness, Powerful, Serve, Sincerity, Succeed, Support, Uplift, etc.
- NOTE: The words that you chose appeal to you in some way. Keep them for Steps 6 & 7
- Write down some famous phrases or quotes that you speak to you!
- Write, for each quote, what you like about that quote or phrase
- Write, for each quote, what the key words and ideas are
- Summarize each quote or phrase in just two to three words
- What is the real message that you received
- Everyone in the world will have a different meaning for the same quote – there is no right or wrong answer
- Make a list of your unique personal qualities
- You may need to ask for help. I am my worst critic and made a tiny list. Asked a friend and my sister and was amazed at the qualities I possess that never would have occurred to me
- EXAMPLES: Attention to detail, Compassion, Creativity, Communication Skills, Decisiveness, Enthusiasm, Happiness, Listening Skills, Leadership Skills, Organization, Optimism, Persistence, Sense of Humor, etc.
- Use the list from Step 4 and write out different ways you enjoy expressing these qualities
- Ask yourself, “What do you normally do that brings out these qualities?
- EXAMPLES: I support others, I inspire people to try hard, I make decisions with confidence and assume leadership role, I take the time to listen to and understand other people, I do not give up, I focus on the positive things in life and strive to make other people happy by being a genuinely cheerful person, I tutor other students with patience and consideration, etc.
- Take what you wrote in Steps 1-5 and start combining the words, phrases and ideas into several different sentences.
- Do not worry about making it flow or sound good. That is the next step!
- Just simply write out your ideas into sentences using what you already have
- Rewrite what you wrote in Step 6 and bring it all together as one idea.
- It can be numerous sentences or just one
- The intention of this last step is to write what inspires you and represents what you want to become
- This is not set in stone – you have the power to change it whenever you wish
My mission statement of definite purpose:
To motivate and inspire the world to find their passion and live their true definite purpose”
REMEMBER: You can rewrite your mission statement of definite purpose as you experience life. It is not set in stone. This statement you just created is a great guide to help you make important decisions that will shape your:
- Quality of Life