“Well, that doesn’t sound like much fun”

At first, it isn’t.

It doesn’t sound like much fun to mow an elderly woman’s lawn and it doesn’t sound like fun to serve soup to someone without a home.

And writing waivers or filling out insurance forms or putting together a binder of standard operating procedures for your new project isn’t much fun either.

But I don’t think fun is actually what we are looking for, what we are searching for is meaningful.

Riding your favorite roller coaster over and over again is boring because fun wears off rather quickly. Meaningful, however, invites us to do something a little harder and reach a little higher.