For Day 4 in my series on Living the Full Life, I want to talk about your purpose. Knowing what your purpose is an essential step in Living the Full Life. So then, how do you define your purpose?
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Several years ago Jeff and I created a purpose statement for our family. I shared about this some on my goals post at the beginning of the year but wanted to share a bit more about it.
First of all, if you feel lost overall on why you are here and what you are here for, please read The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren. It is a phenomenal book. In fact, it had recently come out before Jeff, and I started dating, and this is the first book that we read together. I highly recommend reading it with someone else! I have since read through it a couple of times, and I still glean something from it every time!
Another book we read that inspired us to actually write out a purpose statement is Organized Simplicity by Tsh Oxenreider. In her book about living a life of simplicity, she hones in on the idea that writing a family purpose statement helps you define your priorities, which in turns, leads to a more simple life. In the chapter, she shares examples of other families statements as well as a list of questions to help you in devising your statement.
Final Thoughts on Define Your Purpose
Having a Family Purpose Statement has really helped us as a family in deciding what we give our time to. There are so many things in this world that are vying for our time and attention that if we are not clear on what is important to us, we are likely to waste our precious minutes on things that we don’t truly value. In your quest to Live the Full Life, take the time to define your purpose so you can move forward with intention and clarity!
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