I interviewed a fascinating company a few weeks ago for a Q&A feature on this blog. Look out for the actual interview to be posted in a week or so.
Over the course of the interview, one of the principals commented that she strives "to make a conscious effort every day."
That's a great way to approach life and one's daily obligation to work, family, and friends. Moving forward requires people taking thoughtful action on their respective projects or in their relationships with others.
Making a conscious effort requires commitment to whatever cause you are supporting or organization you are building.