Operation; that means, planned activity.
Goal; that means, reachable target.
Mission; that means, goal-oriented operations.
According to the above thumbnail definitions by Thumoslang, a mission is under way when planned activities are carried out in an attempt to reach a specific target, objective. Therefore, I’m not on a mission if any of the following is true.
- I have no planned activities.
- My activities do not serve the same target, objective.
- My target is not reachable because the reaching is humanly impossible.