“I feel like I have a job to do like I constantly have to reinvent myself. The more I up the ante for myself, the better it is in the long run.” Kevin Hart
Some people find reinvention thrust upon them when life’s circumstances change unexpectedly. Major life events can necessitate the need for significant change so that you may be engaged in reinvention because of substantial life changes. For example, if you suddenly find yourself alone after being married for several decades, you may want a fresh start in life. If your job lays you off in the middle of a financial meltdown, a change could be necessary to get back on your feet. Grief, loss, tragedy, and feeling your mortality are often swift and unexpected reminders that your life can be different if you want it to be. Other times, the need for change can be revealed slowly, with subtle but consistent reminders that you are not happy.
You may realize that you are ready to try something new. It’s not always an “ah-hah” moment that inspires great change. It can be a thousand tiny moments that add up to inspiration.
People reinvent themselves for as many different reasons as there are different people. Reinvention is typically driven by a few prominent emotions:
• Even fear