Dr. Henry Cloud is a writer and speaker I admire. I recently found this list of attributes that he says are apparent in people living meaningful lives.
I wonder to what degree these approaches are chosen by people, as compared to being forced upon them from the outside.
Being grateful, being humble, embracing a purpose, and dedicating yourself to improving your skills are inside jobs. I can encourage you to do them, but I can’t endow you with those attributes. It’s up to you.