Don’t find yourself. Create yourself.


A conversation I heard yesterday reminded me that so many of us think there is some inner kernel inside that is the “true” version of ourselves. If only we keep digging and searching we will eventually, hopefully, uncover what or who we are somehow meant to be.

It’s my experience, though, that the search to find yourself is futile.

There’s no need to wait and ponder and hope that your ideal calling will be revealed to you somehow.

Instead, get busy doing something. Take action. Take a shot, even if you’re not completely sure it’s the best action to take. You only know by doing.

Pick a path you don’t hate, and give it a go. Follow what intrigues you until it doesn’t.

Craft the life you want. Become who you want to be.