As it happens, these three things are also super relevant when it comes to developing your characters. And by developing your characters, I mean figuring what who the fuck your characters are, and what the fuck they’re doing.
Real people in real-life situations are not always driven through the manuscripts of their lives by a single, all-encompassing goal. So if your story doesn’t have one, don’t freak out just yet.
Self-awareness will be the greatest weapon in your character development arsenal. If you don’t have it, dive deep and get it.