You don’t have to wait for something to happen to you to force a change of direction or to do things differently. I think we have opportunities every day where we can choose to start over– just like this quote says from entertainer Billy Crystal:
“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.”
Embracing the idea of reinvention is embracing the idea of change, and also the idea that it’s okay for you to allow yourself to look out for what is the best fit for you in this moment.
Whether you’re thinking about starting over in some aspect of your life, or whether change is being forced upon you, here are some steps that will help you:
- Know what’s important to you – make a list of your top values, the things that you really want out of life. This makes it so much easier to stay on track and say no to things that are not a fit.
- Change your thinking – keep your attention (your energy, your thoughts, your focus) on what is important to you.
- Do something different – you know the saying “insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” Make a decision to do some things differently. Learn something new, go to new places. Yes, it will be uncomfortable – stretching yourself in this way usually is.
- Find your supporters – you must surround yourself with people who believe in you, who will guide you and support you and encourage you. Stay away from those who want you to stay the same and who tell you want you can’t do. You want people who believe in what you CAN do.
I recently had to look back at where I used to be in my life for an article I was writing. I have started over and reinvented myself so many times it’s difficult to recognize the person I used to be. I continue to change and grow, and whereas that used to be scary for me, now it’s exhilarating. I can’t wait to see what I do next!
Next Steps: Identify where you could use some reinvention in your life. Perhaps it’s career, health, or relationships. Whatever it is, give yourself permission to allow the change.
Let this affirmation support you on your journey:
“I embrace new beginnings and move in the direction of what is best for me. I am open to new possibilities and experiences.”
P.S. It’s never too late to start over – I invite you to join me at the Reinvention Convention, in beautiful Eagle, Idaho (near Boise), April 26-27. I’ll be one of the speakers at the event and you qualify for special pricing just because you know me (how great is that?) Here’s the link to find out more: http://www.idahowomenbusinessowners.com/ Use the coupon code: iwbo when you check out and you’ll receive your ticket for just $97.