Draft Purpose Statement

Journal Activity #1: Draft Purpose Statement

Due Week 2 and worth 50 points

Follow the directions on this worksheet to create a draft of your purpose statement. Once you have completed this activity, use the submission link to turn in your assignment.

“Please save your assignment (or journal) as FirstInitial_LastName_JGR100_ J1. Be sure to use this filename when submitting your assignment in Blackboard.”

To get started, read the Quick Guide to Crafting Your Purpose Statement which will help guide you through this activity. You can download this from the Journal 1 page in Blackboard.

Remember, this is just the first draft of your purpose statement. You will receive credit for thoughtfully completing this activity.

Formatting

This course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS).​

The format is different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to review the SWS documentation for details. (Note: You’ll be prompted to enter your Blackboard login credentials to view these standards.)

Drafting Your Purpose Statement

So far in this course, you’ve heard Coach and other experts explain how important understanding your purpose is. Now, this journal assignment will help you brainstorm your purpose and write a first draft of your Purpose Statement. A purpose statement defines who you are and what you bring to the world. It’s a statement of how you use your strengths, passions and values to impact the world around you. To get started, read the “ Quick Guide to Crafting Your Purpose Statement ” which will help guide you through this activity. Then follow the steps below to begin your first draft.

Step 1: Think about the questions below and briefly explain them in the space below

What do you do best?

What do you value most?

When are you most effective at impacting people?

When are you most satisfied with your work?

What kind of legacy do you want to leave behind?

Step 2: Complete the table below. (Try to list 10 things per column.)

What I Care About

What I’m good at

Things I’d like to change

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