Comparing Purpose Statements, Why I Like Having More Than One Variation   by   Ruth Utnage

This is my purpose statement, why I exist in life using the method introduced by Chris Majer.

I am a stand for those who have truly rehabilitated despite any form of prison.

However, Defy Ventures Washington also has a method, which I really like, that helped put into words my life’s purpose. Here it is (compare the two):

As a self-developed and independent person I create healthy environments by educating leadership to recognize, embrace, and empower those who have rehabilitated despite all forms of incarceration.

I like having both committed to memory because each has its uses. For instance, if someone asks in general conversation “What do you do?” I can reply “I am a stand for those who have truly rehabilitated from any form of prison.” This opens up further dialogue and accurately depicts what I do with my time. Even if I’m working as a waitress at Denny’s I’m fulfilling that because I can have a life and purpose outside of employment if I choose, it just doesn’t have to be that way, its ideal to be working in the field that correlates, for me that’s human resources.

I encourage you to develop your own purpose in life, don’t just think of it as a fanciful ideology that sounds flowery and pretty, seriously, what are you a stand for?

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Ruth Utnage

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