You Will Never Find It, It Finds You
I remember opening my first ever batch of photographs from a shoot of my friends back in high school. Scrolling through endless amounts of RAW files in search of a right pose, only to find that I had no idea how to edit the photo once I finally found one. The canvas was blank, empty, yet full of possibilities. Should I punch the blacks and increase the blues in the highlights or tint it green, or, or, or…? I reluctantly sat in my seat full of hope, yet hollow without meaning.
There are, ironically speaking, dozens of articles on the web about finding your photographic style in a certain number of steps as if after you've indulged the tips, your form will suddenly emerge. Be it five, seven, ten, or fifteen — nothing moves you along the process faster than understanding the amount of time it takes to get there. While it's true you can find a few things to help move you farther along the route of success, like giving yourself assignments to push your creativity and studying the work of those you admire, such claims are only increments.
Think of your photography as a means of your personality; an original style is not something you can recreate by force of habit or be decided on and then pursued. While it's human to aim for a deciding personality, this idea is probed by the promotion of self-help books and isn't a very realistic start. We are who we are, and we can only improve from there — your style is an elaborate extension from that.