II Corinthians 5:9 NKJV “Therefore we make it our aim, whether present or absent, to be well pleasing to Him.”
As we mature in Christ we learn to relate everything to this primary spiritual goal, AIM your life at pleasing God in everything. We often measure our success by outward accomplishments but we must never underestimate the power of who you are on the INSIDE. When our motive is to live in a way that pleases God, even when we fall short, His Grace is sufficient and we learn and grow stronger through our failures and weaknesses.
(Also see 1 Corinthians 9:24-27)