Imagine preparing a cake with the finest vanilla, oil, eggs and cocoa money can buy. You proudly pop it in the oven, but out comes a flat, deflated mess. You forgot the baking soda.
A sense of purpose is the baking soda of life. It doesn’t matter how nice the other ingredients are: fancy car, big house, etc. Having a purpose is key to rising your happiness cake.
My cake came out flat at my last job, so I started over from scratch as a public speaker. My cake is still rising, but at least it has baking soda now.