1. This world is fallen and broken and it won't be perfect until Christ establishes it anew.
Hope and rejoice in the coming of Jesus (Revelation 1:7). Live in awareness of the coming judgment (Matthew 13:49).
2. Jesus is Lord of my life, so I should honor Him.
I should keep my eyes focused on Him (Hebrews 12:1-2). I shouldn't work seeking the praise of men, but I should work hard as for the Lord (Colossians 3:23). Ask and receive from God - His strength, His wisdom, His love, His direction, His mercy (Matthew 7:7).