From “Who to Be” to “Who I Am” (2 min read)

Written by Millionaire’s Digest Team Member: Shubham Gupta

Founder & Owner of: My Exploits

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor, Writing Writer


As I write this, a quote in my high school corridor flashes across my eyes: “Do not underestimate yourself. You are a creation of God. When you are not thankful you are insulting God Himself.”

I have wrestled against the question of finding an identity for myself. The rosy “Find your passion “’ has thorns attached. It does not answer the question. An INTP that I am, I further look to investigate. Some of the texts and voices which drift in my mind as I retrospect this million dollar question are:

  1. “Don’t waste your time living someone else’s life”: This is my personal favourite from Steve Jobs. Perhaps the most concise and the razor sharp answer from the man who radiated creativity and uniqueness. It is no doubt that Apple stood out from its competitors for its unique design and approach to personal computing.

The hidden truth: “Believe in your strengths for each one is different.”

  1. The MBTI test: This test defines individuality in the sense that “No personality is good or bad. We are born with a certain personality. We can only strive to overcome the limitations for a more fulfilling life. There is no such thing as a coveted personality.”
  2. The difference between sensibility and courage: This is in close conjunction with the fear of failure. More often than not, our courage is defined more by the society around us than ourselves. I can be bold enough to tolerate the ‘insensible’ tag gifted by society but am I ready to face the music(of and by the society) when failure knocks at the door?
  3. Being the agent of change: The fact that I am finding my purpose is a testament that I possess the power to impact change. Do I push through the rungs to reach the top of the ladder OR Create a new one instead?

I run through the questions again. How do I solve the contradictions? Only one word surfaces.

Intensity.

Intensity decides who we choose to be.

Intensity is what separates the best from the good. It separates the World’s 20th ranked tennis player from the Numero Uno.

There is no one road to success. But I know that there is no middle path. The safest paths are not the most fulfilling.

On this note I would paraphrase what Mark Zuckerberg has said in many of his speeches: “You don’t go out there to be an entrepreneur. It’s not a job that you can apply for. Entrepreneurship begins with a need to help. A deep desire to make an impact on the world for the good. That’s how you start a start-up.”


Article Credits: Shubham Gupta

Millionaire’s Digest Team, Contributor

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37 thoughts on “From “Who to Be” to “Who I Am” (2 min read)”

  1. Great post! I believe in finding out who I am through spiritual practice and for others it might be their work ethics with their daily tasks
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