I came across a short interview with American actor Matthew McConaughey on his latest book “Greenlights”. He told the interviewer that it is imperative to know what sort of future headlines do you want for your life.
You have to know what you want. What legacy do you want to leave for your kids? Then you will know what to do at present in order to achieve the desired headlines. Whatever we do must support the bigger picture.
Headline is just an analogy, it doesn’t have to be an actual news headline. It is will be just what people will remember you for.