“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.” –George Bernard Shaw
Half of our ultimate results are not biologically predetermined, nor the result of fate (cruel or otherwise), but the output of our decisions.
Studying hard and learning new skills or acquiring degrees is not limited to teenagers and your early twenties. There are currently almost 500 people in their 50’s enrolled in full-time PhD programs in the US. They are creating themselves.
Think of a truly innovative person, whether a technologist, musician, artist, or author. They were not born fully formed, nor did they make their name following in the footsteps of others. They created themselves.
And the greatest work of art, the magnus opus? It is yourself.