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Charlotte Amalie
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Virtue of the Week: Purposefulness

Being purposeful is having a clear focus. Begin with a vision for what you want to accomplish, and concentrate on your goal. 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,

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– 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; and

– Persevere until you get the right 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.

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