In his book, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey discusses the tragedy of climbing the “ladder of success” and realizing – after getting to the top of the ladder – that your ladder was leaning against the wrong wall.

People push and strive and sacrifice to achieve success in a role that is incongruent with their purpose in life.  Despite all the trimmings of success, they are left unfulfilled and empty.

Functioning in your purpose is the only way to achieve the personal satisfaction and fulfillment you need.