You have purpose.
You were made on purpose with a purpose.
In his landmark book, Man’s Search for Meaning, Viktor E. Frankl talks about the role of purpose in his own survival.
Between 1942 and 1945, Frankl labored in four different camps, including Auschwitz, while his parents, brother, and pregnant wife perished.
Mr. Frankl knew his life had purpose beyond his present circumstances and so does your life.
(Also, check out The Purpose Driven Life, by Rick Warren.)
Having a clear purpose allows you to rise above the mundane frustrations of everyday life and live with greater impact.
Giving back increases your sense of purpose.
I can’t imagine anyone on their deathbed saying, “I wish I’d spent more time working, golfing, on my hobby…”
I can see them being deeply thankful for the impact that their giving had on others… and them!
“When you learn, teach. When you get, give.”
– Maya Angelou