Balancing between doing the things you want to do and what must get done can be a bit of a juggling act, to say the least. It's fair to say that the former has become a greater priority for me in life, especially over the last several years.
One of the many things that motivates us as human beings is about making connections and doing things that matter to us. Whenever we do things that have value to us, we have purpose. We strive for a subconscious contribution to something greater than ourselves. We yearn to belong to something and to someone. We want to be valued.