This guy has a good idea, but the problem is that nothing you do will ever be sufficiently epic. This guy sets epic as something cool. But he (who has done some cool things) will die. And one day the evernote servers will shut down, and that will be the end of that. This guy had a cool short talk, but I’ve already forgotten his name. You probably have too. Is that epic enough for you?
What is the point?
By his standard, anything ‘not sufficiently epic’ isn’t worth doing. He says “Maybe you can make money on it or maybe you can’t but it’s not worth your life. Don’t work on it if it’s not worth your life. Make something sufficiently epic.”
But by his standard 99.9% of all the stuff we do isn’t worth our life. So if we follow his logic, we have to conclude that we need to do something different, something more. What we’re doing right now isn’t sufficiently epic and it’s not worth our lives.
And my argument will continue to be that he’s wrong. That it’s all worth your life. All of it. Because if an all powerful God has asked you to join with him in his mission of restoring the world by filing TPS reports, that’s sufficiently epic.
Customer service, done to the glory of God, aligned with his mission is sufficiently epic. Organizing your desk, done to the glory of God, aligned with his mission is sufficiently epic. Balancing a budget, done to the glory of God, aligned with his mission is sufficiently epic.
Your life. All of it.
Even the “boring” bits are sufficiently epic when aligned with God’s will and mission. You get to work, today, on changing the world. And that just might happen one “non-epic” task at a time.