To live a life of purpose and meaning, we need something to tell that we are on the right track. And just the thing would be right results.
Wrong results are also rewards that are along the road, that might feel satisfying, but are not ultimately our purpose. Money can be wrong result, if we make the habit out of chasing monetary rewards when we should be using our time doing something even more meaningful. This is the common “hauling buckets of water or building pipelines” – problem.
Our instincts and habits can lead us astray, because under pressure we tend to do what we’ve done always before, not what we are supposed to be doing.
Defining a purpose might a conscious action, yet it’s achieved only habits that are shaped by such conscious thought. Habits take time and patience to be transformed.
Right results come from right habits, which will form right actions.