i'm naturally a very aggressive and angry person which occassionally leads to other problems. a couple of years ago, while studying pre-Yellow Turban Rebellion era Taoism or Slavic mythology (i can't remember which) i had an ephiphany that i have to consciously remind myself of from time-to-time.

"the quality of my life is directly related to the level of pride i take in doing even the most mundane of tasks."

i personaly find it quite useful.