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Reinventing Yourself Could Be a Good Idea. Find It Out How by Following These 6 Steps

Have you ever wanted to reinvent your life? Have you tried several times but failed? Reinventing yourself professionally or personally can be a challenge but also a great adventure. Follow these 6 steps to succeed.

First step: find or wake up one of your passions.

Concluding one phase and starting another one is not easy. Reinventing yourself requires more commitment than a simple change. Consequences may impact vital aspects of your daily life and a lot of courage and determination are needed.

The pandemic phase has forced all of us to look within and it is possible that many of us are dealing with the need to reinvent ourselves. There will be some who feel empty and need to do something to fill the empty spaces, others who have been forced to reinvent themselves due to the loss of a family member or a friend, and others due to difficulties with their work.

For one reason or another, these are times when you need to stop to reflect and make decisions. Let’s see how to deal with this situation.

Reinventing yourself in a satisfactory way presupposes confronting yourself with one of the most uncomfortable emotions that exist: fear. You will be forced to leave your comfort zone and take a leap in the dark. The best antidote to fear is passion. It is the first success factor in a “reinvention” phase. Finding your passion, or awakening it, is only possible if you are honest with yourself. You have to ask yourself questions like:

1. who I really am;

2. what I want to do;

3. which of my passions can help me at this moment.

A honest reflection and re-discovery of your old dreams are the fundamental ingredients to neutralize fear and not fear the future.

The second factor that will help you is not to assess uncertainty as a danger but as an opportunity. It is a question of letting go of nostalgia and opening up to the experience of the “new” so that you can focus on what you want and not on what you fear.

To achieve this, you must be willing to learn with humility. If you think you already know everything, it is difficult to be able to start over in any area of ​​your life in a satisfactory way. The success of those who are successful is only the tip of the iceberg, behind there are hours and hours of training and mistakes that are barely seen.

Facing the future and uncertainty also requires much creativity and imagination. When reinventing yourself, it is important to keep a compass to map the path you are taking. The future is not written anywhere, it is up to you to create it, and to do so you need your imagination and hard work.

Reinventing yourself means knowing yourself from another perspective and being surprised by the opportunities that suddenly present themselves. If you want your new self to be successful, you need to go out and make yourself known. For this, it is essential to strengthen your network of contacts.

The final ingredient for your success is to be self-confident because you are capable of doing things you do not even imagine. But it would help if you learned to use the resources you have and find others available around you.

To conclude, here are the six ingredients to successfully reinvent yourself:

1. find/awaken your passion to neutralize fear;

2. transform difficulties into opportunities;

3. learn, learn, learn;

4. use great creativity and imagination;

5. make yourself known;

6. be self-confident.

What do you think about these steps? Are you ready to reinvent yourself now?

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24 thoughts on “Reinventing Yourself Could Be a Good Idea. Find It Out How by Following These 6 Steps

  1. I’ve never really thought about it, but reinvention I’ve done a couple of times – going from legal secretary to teacher; not letting my chronic illness define me … I guess to some extent I’m still deciding what that reinvention looks like, what I want it to be like

  2. What a great post! You took a topic that can seem overwhelming and gave it the perspective of possibility.

  3. I love all the tips, it takes time and effort though… life-long learning for a lazy one like myself. I will try to do my homework this time, I promise 🙂 I will take it one prompt at a time to write about.
    1. who I am
    2. what I want
    3. what I will do about it

  4. Hi there! I’ve had to reinvent myself a few times, since having kids – it really changes your perspective on everything, doesn’t it! I’ve had to relook at life and what I wanted, I’ve changed my career path, changed the way I look at money/spending, change the way whether I wanted to move up the corporate ladder! It really has pushed me to try new things!

  5. The only certainty in this life is uncertainty. The ability to reinvent oneself will be one of the most important going forward. The more you live outside your comfort zone the more hospitable your inner world becomes. Great post Cristiana 🙏

  6. I’ve reinvented myself a few times when a road would come to a screeching halt and I needed to find my new road. It can be scary because we don’t yet know what our new road will be and we fear we may not be given more chances.

    The good news is we have infinite chances and opportunities. Sometimes a new road entails going back to school or taking classes to be able to retool for the next phase. I’ve done that too.

    Nothing is lost from our past. All our experiences and lessons learned help us on our new path. We just become more.

  7. I love, “The best antidote to fear is passion.” What a great way to neutralize what freezes us in place. Thanks for a great post, Cristiana!

  8. Great advice! I love that passion line too. I’m realizing over the past few years that I’m in the midst of reinventing myself in two ways. One involves my career switch and the other has to do with parenting and the kids moving out.

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