For action to be meaningful, however, it must contribute to some higher purpose. That doesn't mean the associated goals must be "lofty", although they certainly can be. What it does mean is that the individual activities of each day are part of a greater plan that carry you forward toward your purpose, your true reason for performing the work in the first place.
As we approach the end of 2012 and are in the midst of the Holiday Season, now is the perfect time to pause and ponder your very personal answers to these three questions:
- What first inspired you to do the work you're doing now?
- What's your "higher purpose"? (Are you just mowing grass, or instead are you creating premier properties?)
- How will you recapture the excitement of a child at Christmas in the activities you carry out daily?