Make interesting choices
What do you want your biography to say at the end of your life? Make adventurous choices, and your story will be adventurous. Make predictable choices, and your story will be predictable. It’s up to you.
Being honest with yourself and others is important for acknowledging your successes as well as your failures. When you struggle, share this with others, as they may be able to help you succeed in your next attempt. When you are proud of your accomplishments, celebrate with others, too.
Whether it’s meditation, yoga or even starting a journal. Getting spiritual doesn’t mean getting religious (unless that’s how you want to do it). It simply means connecting to yourself and the universe in a more profound way. One of the greatest ways to do this is to start a gratitude list. As you focus on the positive parts of your life you will attract more of the same. It will shift your entire perspective. It can also provide you with support during difficult times.
Becoming grateful for what you have and what you have already accomplished can help you through your reinvention process. Spend ten minutes each day acknowledging your gits and accomplishments.
Read books, take classes, go to conferences, but always keep learning, no matter what. Reinvention means you need to become a new person, and that means learning new things. Continuous learning allows you to develop new mental habits, consider new ideas and perspectives, and learn what you need to help you accomplish your dreams.
Trying new things, like continuous learning, experimentation exposes you to a whole new world. Experimentation also helps you take risks, which is important for stretching you beyond your current capabilities.
Make a list every day
Before you start your day, make a list of your areas of focus. You’ll soon notice patterns, which tells you where your passions lie or where your priorities lie. Set daily goals, and make these your priority before doing other, more routine tasks.
Reinventing yourself takes courage. It’s not always easy but be bold. No one else has to agree with or even understand what you are trying to accomplish. Boldness shows your confidence in your abilities to achieve your dreams.
Don’t explain yourself
When others question your choices or ask you questions about your decision to reinvent yourself, be honest but don’t feel you have to justify yourself. You make your reinvention decisions because of your needs and desires, and no one else should have a say in that choice. You must live with your decisions, so it doesn’t matter what others want or think.
Let me watch you love yourself solid again.”
Get out of your comfort zone
If you really want to reinvent yourself, break out of all those habits and comforts of your former life. Break the mold to explore all the possibilities that life has to offer. Trying new things is the only way to explore new options.
While it may not be possible to become an astronaut after middle age, it’s never too late to explore a career in engineering, space exploration, aeronautics, or other fields that are connected to outer space. Think outside the box to find a realistic outlet for your passions.
While money isn’t everything, it is necessary
Yes, following your passion is a wonderful endeavor, it’s also important that you can support yourself. Explore ways to turn your passion into a career that can support your financial goals, and you’ll have the best of both worlds.
Stay on top of your finances
Reinvention may cost you money. If you need to learn new skills or acquire a new degree to accomplish your new goals, that will take money. If you change careers, your salary will likely change, as well. Manage your money well, create a budget that includes all the costs of your reinvention, and learn to manage a variable income carefully.
Today is a new day
No matter what, every day is a chance to reinvent yourself. Change never stops. Welcome and embrace this opportunity each and every day.
If you have a passion for something but no skill yet, start today by practicing your new habit.
If you want to paint, get your supplies and paint. If you want to be a writer, sit down today and write something. The minute you decide you are something or that you do something, you are on the path to reinvention.
Don’t worry about what others want you to do
Who cares if your parents always dreamed that you would become a lawyer. So, what if your friends don’t understand that you long to be a chef. Choose yourself and your freedom over the desires of others. It’s your life. Lead it how you want.
Turn a weakness into a strength
If you are introverted, become the best listener. If you struggle to write clearly, become the world’s best proofreader.
When you have passion about a topic, consider sharing it with others. Make a YouTube video and start by putting your knowledge out there for the world.
Identify Your Loves and Passions
What do you value? What gets your engine running? If you could make a living at a hobby, what would it be? Getting a handle on what you enjoy and what you love to do, how you love to feel, and whom you love to be around lets you set some big, broad goals. In all cases and steps of reinvention, ask yourself questions like:
• How can I make my passions a way of life?
• How can my loves and passions help me stay financially sound?
• Do I have any support to make the changes to become congruent with my passions?
Explore Your Immediate Options
Immediate options generally include things like your skill set, your finances, your contacts and social links in life. These can be springboards to the new you. Think of these as assets you already must dedicate to your renewal.
Consider the Unknown
The unknown is scary, but it can also lead to some great discoveries. There are two big sources of it, too. There’s the unknown out there in the world external to us, and the unknown inside you. When you change your life, there’s bound to be internal changes that you didn’t plan for.
If planning were all it took to reinvent one’s life, it’d be much simpler. Let the possibility of change flourish in you. If you try hard to hang on to everything that you’ve got now, that you are now, nothing will change