"Where there is no vision, the people perish." (Proverbs 29:18)
A young Gandhi courtesy https://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Mahatma_Gandhi.
Mahatma Ghandi was raised by a middle class family in India. He suffered from low self-esteem as a child. One day, he was riding on a train in South Africa. The porter told him that because of his dark skin, he would have to move to a freight car. Ghandi refused and was ejected from the train. (http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/gandhis-first-act-of-civil-disobedience). From that day on he had a purpose: to help others overcome discrimination. His self-esteem blossomed and he went on to be one of the most beloved leaders of the 20th Century (http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/two-ways-to-unlock-your-potential).
Dorothea Lange grew up in a poor family. Her father deserted the family when she was 12. A bout with polio left her one leg permanently damaged. Embarrassed, she just wanted to disappear. During the Great Depression, she picked up a camera, and started photographing the homeless, the jobless, the hungry: she had found her purpose. In 1940, her photograph collection was displayed at the Modern Museum of Art. The following year she received a Guggenheim Foundation fellowship. Her most famous photograph, Migrant Mother, opened the eyes of the public and government to the plight of Americans during the Great Depression. As a result the government sent 100,000 pounds of food to the camp where the "migrant mother" was living (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qx36c7wAY0Y).
Dorothy Lange doing what she loved best courtesy https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorothea_Lange.
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Note: Read Brian Tracy's Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life: How to Unlock Your Full Potential for Success and Achievement (https://www.amazon.ca/Change-Your-Thinking-Life-Achievement/dp/0471735388).