Week beginning January 28/29: Purposefulness
The Source is supporting the Virtues Project, an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities. We are publishing the 52 virtues developed by the project every week for the next year. The Source takes no credit for anything other than providing a prominent place for these ideals to be seen and hopefully discussed and, more importantly, lived.
This week’s virtue is purposefulness.
Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goals. Do one thing at a time, without scattering your energies. Some people let things happen. When you are purposeful, you make things happen.
You are practicing purposefulness when you…
• Have a clear vision of what you want to accomplish
• Know why you are doing it
• Focus on the goal
• Get back on purpose if you get scattered or distracted
• Do things one at a time and finish what you start
• Persevere until you get results
I am purposeful. I am clear about what I am doing and why. I stay focused on my goals. I know I can accomplish great things.
The Virtues Project is an international initiative focused on building peaceful and caring communities aligned to 52 virtues – such as “compassion,” “integrity,” “respect.” The Virtues Project promotes community capacity-building to teach positive behaviors and attitudes and contribute to healthy and supportive environments across sectors. This is an initiative originated with a work group of Early Childhood Advisory Committee of the Children and Families Council and is moving forward with support from the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. We are working in collaboration with the Department of Education to infuse V.I. culture into the messages and to implement The Virtues Project in the public schools. The goal is to engage the community in discussion and awareness of the “Virtue of the Week” in schools, child care settings, home, and the workplace through the media, religious institutions, schools and centers, government agencies, and business organizations.