The right project for the right time

"People who labor all their lives but have no purpose to direct every thought and impulse toward are wasting their time—even when hard at work." — Marcus Aurelius

This is something I’m thinking about today. I’m currently in the start of a new project, trying out ideas and looking for something sticky. And honestly, it’s getting me down. I’m worried, bordering on cynical.

What I’m building is interesting, bordering on fantastic, but is it the right thing?

Is this the important work? Is this the effort that will shape my life in the direction I want to go?

It’s hard to connect the dots looking forward. It’s easily looking back. Does that mean we can plot our course based on our recent history?