To excel means to reach beyond the best you have ever given because doing so matters to you personally, for its own sake. It means to run your own race—as an individual, team, or organization. To excel is to know your greatest strengths and passions, and to emphasize them while honestly admitting and managing your weaknesses.
~ Robert Cooper Quotes from The Other 90%: How to Unlock Your Vast Untapped Potential for Leadership & Life
A long, healthy, and happy life is the result of making contributions, of having meaningful projects that are personally exciting and contribute to and bless the lives of others.
Personally, I now aim for one month of overseas relocation or high-intensity learning (tango, fighting, whatever) for every two months of work projects.
~ Timothy Ferriss Quotes from The 4-Hour Workweek
Morality is simply the attitude we adopt toward people we personally dislike.