Work on Stuff that Matters

Great post by Tim O’Reilly in which he quotes this passage from a Commencement Address he gave.

Some of you may end up working at highflying companies. Some of you may succeed, and some of you may fail. I want to remind you that financial success is not the only goal or the only measure of success. It's easy to get caught up in the heady buzz of making money. You should regard money as fuel for what you really want to do, not as a goal in and of itself. Money is like gas in the car — you need to pay attention or you'll end up on the side of the road — but a well-lived life is not a tour of gas stations!

It’s a very good sermon (in the best sense of the term). Worth reading in full, especially in the run-up to Obama’s Inauguration.