How to Reinvent Yourself

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Reinvent yourself doesn’t mean to become a different person,  it means diving into a new and improved version of yourself. It’s like the reset button which changes the game.

There will always be times in our lives when we need to reinvent ourselves. They could come when we experience big changes, like leaving our jobs, moving on from relationships, transferring to a new home or losing a loved one. If you yourself are going through a major shift in your life, you may have to find new ways of thinking or doing things or risk failing to reach your full potential.

One morning, after struggling for months with grief and loss, you woke up and realized that you were having so much trouble moving forward partly because you had no idea what it was that you wanted to move toward. you were thinking about your past, but not what you wanted for my future.

That morning, you woke with a new vision: a crowd of people from the life you needed to leave behind with the sun rising opposite them and you standing between the two, the sun beating down on your face.

In the vision, you have to decide to turn from the group and walk toward the sun, your new life.

If you’re in a situation where you have to reinvent yourself, here are these steps you’ve identified to reinvent yourself:

Do you really want to reinvent yourself?

There are times in our lives when we’re forced to reinvent ourselves. For example, when my business failed, I had no place to go but forward. Though maximum business owners have to face similar situations. It is founded that if you don’t want to change, you never will. 

 

Reflect on the changes you want to make

Before you jump into reinventing yourself, you need to slow down, reflect, and spend some time writing down your thoughts. Ask yourself why you want to reinvent yourself and what you want your future to look like. Make a list of all the things you want to change and all the ways that you can begin to do so.

Write down the big changes you want to make. maybe you want to learn to be generous; maybe you want to start a new relation, or you want to switch your current job. Whatever big changes you want to make, write them down, and make a list of how you can go about accomplishing those goals.

Write down the small changes, too. Though reinventing yourself takes big leaps, Rome wasn’t built in a day, and the new you won’t be, either. Make a list of small things that can slowly help you build up to your new life. 

Create a game plan for making those changes

Once you’ve written down the changes that will give you a new future, write down a reasonable goal for a time when you can say, “Yeah, I can accomplish this thing.” It could be months, or even a year or more away. But once you pick a date, you’ll be closer to your goal. You can make goal dates for the small stuff; for example, you could say, “I will read two new books by the end of the month.” Making a plan is a part of the commitment.

Write your goal dates into your calendar, just like you would with any other commitment.

Be generous

The generosity economy rewards people who create and participate in circles of gifts. Not the direct I-gave-you-this- you-give-me-that, give-and-get of a traditional economy, but instead the tribal economy of individuals supporting one another.

Tribes of talented individuals who are connected, mutually trustful and supported by one another are in a position to create a movement, to deliver items of value, to move ideas forward faster than any individual ever could.

Attach yourself to the right people

In today’s interconnected world it’s easier to make a network with people from all over the world. While people have associated social networking with meeting new friends and finding job opportunities, you can also connect with people who can change you for the better. 

The Internet helped it spread. The poster connected one supporter to another, became an icon, a freely shared ID badge and ultimately a parody. And in the center of the spread was the artist.

Learn

Whether if it’s reading or attending a workshop or webinar, find ways to enhance your knowledge. It will make you a more well-rounded individual and help you grow both personally and professionally. Lifelong learning also makes you more motivated, developmental skills, and introduces you to new people and thoughts

You read something that challenged you to think differently. The path to reinvention, though, is just that—a path. The opportunity of our time is to discard what you think you know and instead learn what you need to learn. Every single day.

Accept failure

You’re not going to start up a new company and instantly be transformed into Bil gates. You’re going to fail a lot when attempting something new. Reinvention takes hard work and patience. Success takes time.

Along the way you have to accept that you’re going to fail. Embrace it. Learn from it. And keep moving forward. Because you can do this.

No matter what you feel at this moment- lonely, lazy, tired or stressed or disappointed –do something to maintain momentum, even if it’s one small thing. There’s an old adage that says that true courage isn’t about not feeling fear; it’s about feeling fear and acting anyway.

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