Down at the bottom of many pages of literature there are footnotes which clarify points of reference or give explanations.
Suppose, that for each word you speak, or for each action you take, a corresponding footnote must be attached to your dossier, explaining why it was said or done, and from where it originated.
Yes, kinda goofy. But imagine that you had been doing just this over the past year. Your footnotes would begin to show your independent characteristics vividly.
If you wanted to better those characteristics at some point, and thereby better your life, what new criteria would you suggest to yourself to accomplish that?
Isn’t life just a series of footnotes?
Yours can begin to say whatever you wish.