Ya. so this will be real quick.
In the quest for happiness and purpose in life,
You gotta find the harmony.
What this means,
Is maintaining your originality,
Whilst taking in from your surroundings.
It's very important you be your own self, to try not to emulate another person no matter how attractive their personality is to you. I'm tempted to throw in a cliche quote here: when you try to be someone else, the best you can be is second best! However, at the same time, you have to be wise enough to pick here and there admirable qualities - virtues, there's the right word for you - that will holistically add to this person you're becoming. I think its not stressed enough out there that most of the virtues we aspire to - integrity, determination, discipline, compassion - are acquired. This means one makes a concerted effort to be ambitious, to be disciplined, to be optimistic.
I guess its also the old argument of some leaders being born, some being made.
Anyways, real quick-
The answer lies in finding the balance and the harmony,
Work towards what you are trying to become, however
Don't in the process lose focus of who you are.
And the way to do it is, it has to come from you.
It's 4:09am in Chi-town peeps. Been a long day. "Nite.