Now is the time to shed the traits that prevent you from being the better version of yourself that you already are, thus enabling that which is already in you to shine brighter than the flaws that have held you back. Insecurity and self-doubt, anger, jealousy, distraction...you were not born with these, let them go. If you continue to hold onto them, they will still never be a part of you and will keep you from peace and pure steadfast joy.
A caterpillar does not spin a cocoon and then abandon it to make room for a butterfly to enter and then emerge from...the caterpillar is already all it needs to be to become the butterfly. You did not enter your time here on earth to leave just as you came. Be open and allow your experiences and interactions with others, good or bad as they may be, to serve as an opportunity for gaining insight into all aspects of you.