This is so juicy... ok, maybe that's not the best characterization, but you get what I mean...! I totally see where you're coming from, and thank you for the challenge of thinking through this.
Originally Posted by treelike
My 50,000s (Purpose) are all phrases, like your "be a good partner" or, in my case for example, "have a loving commitment to my family" or "live debt-free in comfort". These are all phrases that come out of my heart and my spirit... things that represent the core of who I am and why I'm here.
The 20,000 level (Areas of Focus) is a method of organization... of categorization. I have tons of projects that involve my family, for example, and I have to group them somehow. My Area of Focus for them is "Relationships".
Seeing my Areas of Focus regularly lets me focus on those areas, generating great brain dumps of projects and actions in my weekly reviews.
Seeing my Purpose phrases periodically reminds me of the bigger picture, helps me to realign if I've strayed off-purpose and allows me to modify and adjust as my life evolves.
So, thanks, treelike! Taking the time to think about this was a good grounding experience for me today... and a little overdue, frankly. Great to see you on the forums!
constant forward pressure