Self discovery is the discovery of the inner lighted pathway and trusting your footsteps along the way.
Follow the Light That Is Within You
As a child, after making many and vigorous attempts to walk unaided, at last succeeds, after numerous falls, in accomplishing this, so you must enter the way of power by first attempting to stand alone.
Break away from the tyranny of custom, tradition, conventionality, and the opinions of others, until you succeed in walking lonely and erect among honorable people. Rely upon your own inner judgment; be true to your own conscience; follow the Light that is within you; all outward lights are so many bright bulbs without lighting their own path in the darkness.
There will be those who will tell you that you are foolish; that your judgment is faulty; that your conscience is all wrong, and that the Light within you is darkness; but do not listen to the outside white noise. If what they say is true the sooner you, as a searcher for wisdom, find it out the better, and you can only make the discovery by bringing your powers to the test.
Therefore, pursue your course bravely. Your inner Light is your own, and to follow it is to be honorable; to follow the bright blinding Light of another is to be a slave. You will have many falls, will suffer many wounds, will endure many buffetings for a time, but press on in faith, believing that sure and certain victory lies ahead.
Search for a rock, a principle, and having found it cling to it; get it under your feet and stand erect upon it, until at last, immovably fixed upon it, you succeed in defying the fury of the waves and storms of selfishness.