How To Reinvent Yourself And Be The Best You Can Be.
Are you in a rut wanting more from life and have no clue what to do?
Now is the perfect time to go through a makeover. And I don’t mean renewing your wardrobe kinda makeover.
Have you thought about ways to be the best you can be, seeking ideas on how to reinvent yourself?
For meaningful changes to occur, you must turn inwards to find the answers. You are the only person that can actually transform your life. Don’t waste time and energy looking for the solution elsewhere.
Life happens and once in a while forces you to take a new path. You might have been laid off or ended a relationship, or moved to a new house or lost someone you love.
Whatever the case may be, it will demand tons of strength on your side to pull yourself together and move forward.
Reinvention is a process that requires you to know where you are heading so you can come up with a plan to show up as the person you envision yourself to be in the future.
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Let The Negative Emotions Rise To The Surface.
Along the way, you will face resistance, fear, and the urge to stay within your comfort zone.
Learn to deal with these emotions. You can do hard things, and it is okay to be uncomfortable and scared. You are human, and these feelings are totally normal.
It is just your brain trying to protect you from any danger and keeping you safe inside a bubble. When you understand that, you know you must confront those emotions.
If someone tells you they are never afraid to jump on new endeavors, they are lying! It may be exciting but nevertheless frightening.
Successful business people excel in managing their emotions, not letting them interfere with their mission’s progress. They proceed with their plans anyway, even scared.
Growth Is The Core Of Reinvention.
Think about when you complete what you committed yourself to do like learn new things, finish a book, make something better, help others. You feel invincible and at the top of the world.
To reinvent yourself, you need to commit to self-education, acquire the necessary skills to achieve your goals, and cultivate the habit of reading.
Personal development can be a painful process but essential for you to become the person you want to be.
Before looking for ways to improve your living, you should know yourself well first. I suggest you embark on a self-discovery journey to discover your purpose, wants, and needs.
Dig deep to the core of who you are so you can better shape your tomorrow based on who you want to be in the future.
Leverage What You Already Have.
There is no need to reinvent the wheel. You possess many strengths that you might not be aware of. Uncover those abilities and find out what you are capable of achieving. Just a hint… LOTS!
Everything you need you already have, and it is up to you to tap into your full potential and put it to good use. You hold a brain, the decision-making power, and the determination to go after your dreams.
The rest is all figure-out-able.
Select The Right People To Be On Your Corner.
Choose who you surround yourself with. Spend time with people that bring out the best in you and are supportive of your vision.
Someone going through the same path as you or who is already where you want to be is your best bet to get insight and feedback on what you are doing.
Since I started working closely with a coach in my journey to reinvent myself, I have noticed my mindset shifting.
Now, I genuinely believe in my ability to make things happen and envision myself as an entrepreneur running a successful business.
Follow people that are goal-seekers to inspire and motivate you to reach the next level.
Make A List Of Everything You Want To Do In Life.
Like a bucket list, have in writing all the things your heart desires. Travel the world, something you want to give it a try, projects you would like to work on, ideas to be implemented, start a side hustle, change career, be your own boss.
Having a list in plain view will get you excited about making it happen. It is a daily reminder of the awesome stuff you have in store for yourself.
Create A Roadmap To Guide You In The Right Direction.
Having your short-term and long-term goals clearly defined and creating a roadmap and a plan with small actionable items leading you to your destination is half of the battle.
Think about the skills you need to develop to get things moving. Add steps for training to your plan.
Every task must have a deadline attached to it so you can measure your progress as you go.
Update your calendar weekly, allocating time slots for the assignments you want to tackle that week.
And that is how things get done, my friend. You are on fire!
Make A Decision And Go All In.
Don’t sit on the fence, scrutinizing an offer for days. Follow this simple but effective process to decide:
- Analyze the benefits and the best it can come out of it.
- Analyze the cons and worst-case scenario.
- What is most likely to happen if you go for it?
- Make a decision immediately. Take it or dump it.
Don’t overthink it. Stop giving indecision permission to consume all your time and energy. Whatever decision you make, be 100% on board. Don’t keep looking back, reconsidering choice.
When you are not quick in your decisions, you lose momentum, getting flooded by self-doubt delaying the journey.
Related: How To Stop Self Doubt From Killing Your Dreams In 6 Bulletproof Steps
You're Capable Of Doing Hard Things.
At first, it may feel impossible for you to achieve your goal. You analyze your objective and think it is freaking hard. You can’t do it. There is still a long road ahead and so much to do and learn. You get overwhelmed, staring at the whole picture.
Focus on the next milestone and your progress. Take one day at a time. When you look back and realize how far you have come, you will get excited about what is coming next.
There is no need to handle all at once nor do something huge. Break down your goals in small bite sizes.
Get Used To Being Uncomfortable.
Working towards a better version of yourself is uncomfortable. You need to put yourself out there and brave the world.
Accept that you don’t have all the answers, understanding there will always be something to learn and improve. You are a work in progress.
Look at it as a lifelong journey of self-development with trials and errors.
Embrace discomfort because that is the key to success. Take on new challenges and let them change you for the better.
Invest In Your Most Valuable Asset.
The best investment you can make is in yourself. It is mindboggling why most of us don’t spend a penny in self-improvement and knowledge.
According to Brian Tracy, a personal success authority in the world and a Canadian-American author and coach, people should invest 3% of their income towards self-development.
Additionally, you should consume material in your field (magazines, books, podcasts, educational programs, seminars) to give you a competitive advantage.
The bottom line is, invest in continuous learning and watch the impact it has on your life. Your success depends on it!
Ask yourself when was the last time you spend money on your personal growth.
Related: 5 Ways To Gain A Competitive Advantage: The Importance Of Continuous Learning And Personal Development
Stay Committed To Your Future Self.
Even if you feel you are not ready, do it anyway.
Don’t break a promise you made to yourself because the truth is, we never feel really prepared to take on anything that we are not accustomed to. Humans are a creature of habit.
Your destiny is in your hands. Your career, relationship, family, or money won’t dictate how life is going to be. You are the one making the rules. You are the boss!
Take massive action, and don’t stop until you get the results you want.
Reinvent yourself to uplevel your game and become who you are meant to be, learning to fail forward, so you never give up.
One day you will realize you have become that person. The best version of yourself. Resilient, powerful, and unapologetic!
And it is going to feel great, and you will make yourself so damn proud!
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Meet the Author
Monica Rezende is a single mom doing it all. She encourages women to uncover their superpower and go after the life of their dreams. Monica provides openhearted and valuable content to assist you in tapping into your full potential and achieve your goals. She lives in Canada with her daughter and two rescue dogs.