My Purpose Statement

Pioneer a more beautiful future for others.

Origin

In the summer of 2018, I began feeling an increased tension around decision making. Growing up, we are taught to make decisions while weighing 'right' and 'wrong'. As adults, there is more gray area and less objectivity.

If we are fortunate, we have the opportunity to choose between multiple great options. Without a clear winner, this can lead to indecision or a lack of directed effort.

My pursuit of a personal purpose statement, was an attempt to highlight what matters most and provide a standard against which to weigh key decisions. More than a job description, it's a declaration of intent. Based on my unique skills, interests, and passions the purpose statement provides a guiding light.

Overview

We were not given a spirit of timidity or cowardice or fear, but we were given a spirit of power, love, sound judgment and personal discipline. These abilities result in a calm, well-balanced mind and self-control. - 2 Timothy 1:7

Personal Purpose Statement

Pioneer a more beautiful future for others.


Mantra

“Show them what's possible.”


Guiding Questions

Has it been done before?

Is it challenging?

Is there an asymmetrical risk-reward?

Who benefits the most?

Breakdown

Purpose Statement Breakdown

  • adventure
  • risk
  • active
  • choice
  • 'the first cause'
  • ambition
  • growth
  • raise the bar
  • not settling
  • 'exceed expectations'
  • subjective
  • quality
  • humanity
  • nonlinear
  • legacy
  • long term
  • persistence
  • 'invest, not spend'
  • selfless
  • diversity
  • transparency
  • vulnerability
  • love

Mantra Breakdown

“Show them what's possible.”

A call to empathy, not defiance. Rather than expecting others to trust what they have not seen, show it to them. Instead of expecting their buy-in along the way, get to work and show them when it's done.

Don't expect them to get it. Show them what’s possible.

Context

To maximize my opportunity for impact, there are three main areas where my experience and expertise intersect. While the purpose statement provides direction, the well defined context provides an 'arena'.

Business

Technology

Social Impact


The Purpose Framework

A clearly articulated purpose statement helps make decisions and value accomplishments. After months of personal exploration, I've created breadcrumbs for others to follow.

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