In light of Rabbi Neil Fleischmann's recent post, I'd like to ask you a question.
How do you want to be remembered?
I think that this is a very important motivation when it comes to living one's life (at least initially.) If you want to be remembered as a good person who was generous and benevolent, you will have to structure your life accordingly.
Rabbi Fleischmann asked, "If you could choose the things to be remembered by, what would you choose - fame, wealth, power? How would you wish to be known - as a hero, a saint, a sage?"
And does the way in which you want to be remembered inform your actions now?
Please think about this and answer the question in the comments.
Only after you have answered the question should you read this post, 'Sacrifice and Anonymity,' and even then, that is not meant for everyone.