Like so many others, I have reinvented myself several times in my life. Out of curiosity, I asked a few of my close friends if they too had reinvented themselves and at what point do you stop. One friend summed it up for all of us, when she said, “You reinvent yourself everyday”. Everyday lends a new opportunity to move forward or to take steps backwards; it’s up to you on which direction.
Since there is no perfect way to reinvent yourself, I have gathered some tips that will help you with you make strides that move you forward toward the fabulous “you” that you are seeking.
- Embrace your fears. Don’t be afraid to finally do something you always wanted to do for fear of failure or concern of what others may have thought of your choices.
- Learn how to forgive and reconnect. Let bygones be bygones. Holding grudges takes way more energy than an attempt at making peace and moving forward.
- Mid-life doesn’t mean stop living. It does mean you likely have more time behind you than ahead of you. It is prime time to make things happen that you may have put on hold earlier in life.
- You don’t need a passion. Just do something. People believe you have to have a firm plan in place, but that is not true. What is important is you doing what you want and what makes you happy.
Reinvention is not a gene we have or don’t have. It’s what we decide we want it to be. I read once “It’s an equal opportunity that anyone can do”. Take your time and think what you want the new reinvented you to be and make it happen.