Some people do not know what their purpose is. Most people will just try to look busy.
Based on 0 month, 0 year experience as a psychic, I can describe your typical day at the office. Upon arrival at the office, you will turn on your PC. You will check you email inbox. You will be hungry since you will skip breakfast. So you will take some time to eat cereal while chatting with your friends. To keep you looking busy, you will shuffle papers, then you will bring them around the office back and fourth. You will stop at your friend’s desk to look for staplers and you will chat with her for at least half an hour. You will bring the papers back and fourth again, you will have go for a meeting…bla..bla..bla.and then you will say, “It’s 5 o clock. Time to go home people!”
You look like you have a busy schedule at the office! Hurray! But is it meaningful? I bet not. If you take a look at your daily activities, only little bit of your time is spent on the actual work.
Too bad! Looking busy does not means being productive. Do you realize that you are doing meaningless activities? It contributes a very minutae portion to anything useful in this world.
So here’s the tip. Always ask yourself whether the activity you are doing is contributing anything useful for the world. If the answer is YES, then chances are, you are having a meaningful life. If the answer is NO, then quit all the nonsense and unproductive stuff. Focus on the productive activity or things that matter the most to you. Russell Peters says it best, “Hey, do the right thing!”