"To become oneself, however, is to become something concrete. The development must accordingly consist in infinitely coming away from oneself, in an infinitizing of the self, and in infinitely coming back to oneself in the finitization. If, on the other hand, the self does not become itself, then it is in despair, whether it knows it or not. Yet, a self, every moment it exists, is in a process of becoming."
Soren Kierkegaard, The Sickness unto Death