On having a sense of mission...
And while those of us raised in the US are often told in school that "we can grow up to be anything...including president," I wonder if it isn't really about that. I wonder if it is more about learning who it is you really are, then going the places and doing the things that you are uniquely equipped to do.
Oh, I believe there are different flavors of that. We all have different circumstances...things we cannot change. However having a sense of mission can influence our satisfaction with our circumstances and can give us purpose allowing us to move forward in life.
Developing a sense of mission is a practice. Pausing and choosing instead of reacting. Aligning your life to the high goals. Believing that others have value and purpose too.
No matter what the intangibles, I am always drawn to people living their lives intentionally. Maybe it is because they inspire me to be missional too.