"Each part of your life— today's behavior, tomorrow's behavior, next week's behavior, next month's behavior— can be examined in the context of the whole, of what really matters most to you. By keeping that end clearly in mind, you can make certain that whatever you do on any particular day does not violate the criteria you have defined as supremely important, and that each day of your life contributes in a meaningful way to the vision you have of your life as a whole."
If we "begin with the end in mind," if we consider our purpose, will that not direct our efforts automatically?
You're Doing It Wrong!
Have you ever argued about how to load a dishwasher? I started sharing a loading-the-dishwasher example when dishwasher arguments were mentioned by participants in my workshops.