I think life is pointless if you don't strive for greater things. It's what propels civilisation forward. During Walt Disney World's Millennium Celebration back in 2000 one of their theme songs was "We Go On" which celebrates the dreams of tomorrow "built on all that we have done." The spiritual life (which hopefully informs our everyday life) also builds upon what we've learnt and experienced yesterday.
Ignatian spirituality has this very foundation built right into it. It's called magis, which is the Latin word for "more". It comes from two places. First is the Latin phrase ad majorem Dei gloriam, which means "for the greater glory of God". This phrase is a big part of the Jesuit charism and it inspires us to bring greater glory to God through all that we do. The second inspiration of magis is from the first meditation in the Spiritual Exercises of St Ignatius, which is on our sin. After a retreatant reflects on her sin and its effects Ignatius says she should contemplate the following:
"... looking at myself, [I consider] what I have done for Christ, what I am doing for Christ, what I ought to do for Christ." — Spiritual Exercises