Reading and consuming is the last thing that will get you there, but it’s definitely a start.
And the more I’ve read other people’s thoughts, the more I’m able to conclude my own, whether it’s extending on theirs, or being utterly confused — I dive deeper.
The “only” thing that matters isn’t who knows you or about your work, but knowing yourself & continuing to grow. Growing doesn’t equate “going,” sometimes growing is about doing absolutely nothing but breathing.
It’s a paradox. Only, is infinite.