Law 25 of 48 laws of power by Robert Greene says recreate yourself- don’t accept the roles that society forces upon you, recreate yourself, create a personality that commands respect, attention and never bores the audience. Be the master of your own image rather than letting others define it for you.
Now this certainly is close to my heart! I never allowed others to control my life, and honestly I did worked thoroughly on my character and nature, habits and ways to defeat monsters in my world. In the end I know it was a very intelligent and lucky decision.