Inventing Yourself – I am the Master of My Fate, I am the Captain of My Soul

“Who am I?” This is a question that plagues not only victims of short-term amnesia, but just about every person at some point in their lives. The journey of self-discovery can be a bumpy one, but it’s usually quite rewarding. But instead of simply settling for discovering who you are, why not take steps to become the person that you want to be? You can invent and innovate yourself to become the person you aspire to be. Self-improvement is a noble undertaking, and it’s actually not as difficult as most people think it is. Ultimately, if you want to change, you can.

Inventing Yourself

Most people are content to let the circumstances around them dictate what they do and how they react to different situations. But this means that they person they become is not really invented with purpose; they’re just shaped by their circumstances and by the people around them. The truly great ones are those who are not content to let their circumstances create them. Instead, they rise above their circumstances and determine for themselves what kind of people they ought to be. You, too, can invent and innovate yourself into the kind of person that you want to be.

There is a sort of power to this kind of life philosophy, of not being content to let their lives be determined for them, but decisively taking steps to make sure that you have what you need in order to be what you want to be, to attain your personal goals of character and even of personality. When you invent and innovate yourself, there’s no limit to the type of person that you can become, whether in terms of personality and character or in terms of career and legacy. You can be anyone you want to be; your imagination is the only limit.

In the world of fashion, there are leaders and followers. The leaders are the trendsetters, those who design new types of clothing and create new trends, and those who determine whether these trends are très chic or so last season. The followers are those who hang on every word of the leaders and try to incorporate the hottest new trends into their own wardrobes. There’s nothing wrong with following trends, but wouldn’t you rather be setting them? When you invent and innovate yourself, you’re free to set your own trends and determine for yourself what you think is chic or not.

Ultimately, when you invent and innovate yourself, you are taking who you are as a person into your own hands. Instead of relying on outside forces to determine who you are and what you do, you take control of your own destiny and turn your life in whatever direction you want it to go. There’s a level of fulfillment in inventing yourself that will never be achieved by those who never try. Those who try are certain to find success in their endeavors, and they’re sure to rise above their circumstances to become greater than their circumstances could have foreseen.