Toss Your To-Do List and Make a To-Be List
The key to living a fully realized life is to pay attention to a third kind of motivation: values. These are ways to be, not things to do. A goal is a destination; we can arrive there and yet be unsatisfied, feeling unsure where to go next. Values are like directions on the compass; we always know which way to travel. Of course our goals and reactions matter very much, but they are always more powerful when they are driven by our values.