You might be wondering, Do I really have to write my purpose statement down? Click here to learn WHY writing your purpose statement down is so powerful!
The Question I am always asked...
One question I get asked about is: Deanna, do I have to write my purpose statement down? I wish I could go to the top of the mountain and scream this out loud! The answer is: YES! You have to write it out! You have to write it out because once you write it out, some magical things happen!
When you write your purpose, three magical things happen:
- Gain Clarity
First, it forces you to think about your purpose statement and get clarity around what your purpose is and what it can do for you. It forces you to think about the most powerful way to impact the world, and what does that sound like on paper? When you write down your purpose, it makes you pay attention to the words you are using and whether or not they are the right ones.
- Memorization = Greater Utilization
The second reason is that when you write it out, it becomes so much easier to memorize it. Why is memorizing it important? It's not just some neat party trick! The reason memorizing it is so important is because when you memorize it, it's going to allow you to move into a place where you can use that idea and that concept almost instantaneously. You want to know your purpose so well, you want it to be so part of your thinking process, that you can use it to make decisions at the drop of a dime. You want to be able to call on it when you are in a tight spot. You want it for when you don't know which direction to go. When you have your Purpose statement memorized, it is also more comfortable for you to share it with people you know. Memorization is so much easier if you write it down!
- Forms a Commitment
Last, writing it down forms a commitment between yourself and what you have printed on the paper. Writing it down is that first step to engaging in that concept. Think about all the things that we use writing for as a form of commitment. We sign agreements and sign contracts because writing is a form of commitment already programmed into the way we think, so why not use it for your purpose statement?
What are you waiting for?
Putting something down on paper is powerful. Make sure you use the power of your pen to
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