This is the true joy in life—being used for a purpose recognized by yourself as a mighty one. (George Bernard Shaw, 19th-20th century Irish playwright

Sometimes others may think very highly of something we’ve done or achieved, even when we haven’t thought it was all that great. Real satisfaction comes from achieving some work or goal that we feel is of great significance—something we’ve worked hard to accomplish because of the personal value we placed on its achievement.

I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me (Philippians 3:14).