One of my favorite authors, Chris Guillebeau, asks himself at the end of every workday, “Did today matter?”
It’s great practice to ask yourself that question everyday. But, how would you know if today mattered?
Here’s a simple suggestion. Aside from asking yourself, “Did today matter?” at the end of each day, ask yourself at the start of each day, “Whom will I help today?”
If you want to live your day with purpose, you have to help at least one person. You don’t have to help ten, a hundred, or thousand people at once. You can start with one. And you can start with someone close to you or even someone right beside you—maybe a family member, a colleague, or a friend.
That’s why starting last Tuesday, I made a decision to write a blog post each day with a specific person whom I want to help in mind.
That way, each blog post will be meaningful. Each blog post will matter.
You don’t have to do something big at once as well. You can start with the work that you do. You can start by giving it purpose and offering it for someone.
How will you make today matter? Whom will you help today?