It comes down to doing this thing well. Whatever it is. Do the present moment well. To do that, we have to be all there, collected, attentive, focused, aware of the moment and what is being called for there. We cannot do the moment well in an absent-minded kind of way. In each moment, there are the needs of the moment to take into account along with spontaneous impulse of our nature. Our place is to realize consciously that we are allowing our natural response to the situation before us to arise within and direct us in meeting the situation without our being rationally/logically in charge of our actions. We do not think our way through our situations as they develop any more than we think our way through the movements as we dance, or the decisions we make returning the ball in a game of tennis. We trust ourselves to respond appropriately as the occasion requires, and follow the impulse of our nature throughout life's course, building a body of work by doing the present moment well, one moment at a time.
Just do what needs to be done. Moment by moment. Situation by situation, Day by day. Liberty! Justice! Equality! Truth! Always need doing, always need someone doing them, always languish due to neglect and violent opposition. The Four Noble Truths of Democracy are always under attack. People hate them from half-a-world away, in all directions at the same time. If I were God, I wouldn't know what to do first. But high on the list would be requiring everyone to meditate daily on Liberty! Justice! Equality! Truth! And recommit themselves daily to their service in a world adverse to their cause. Until my coronation as God of the Realm, I will content myself with establishing and maintaining a small oasis of Liberty! Justice! Equality! Truth! Tending it daily, and recommending it highly to everyone who comes my way. It needs to be done, and it needs to be done every day.