“The most important journey you will take in your life will usually be the one of self-transformation. Often, this is the scariest because it requires the greatest changes, in your life.”   ~Shannon L. Alder

Everything changes, nothing remains the same. By this law of change, we must reinvent ourselves to adjust accordingly. There’s no better time to transform your life than right  NOW!

The Caterpillar has to the best example of transformation.  We should all take notes from a butterfly and live a life of transformation,  freedom and beauty? Whether it’s a change in circumstance, an end of a relationship, relocating or changing jobs; life offers many opportunities for reinventing yourself. Any major shift in your life forces you to think and do things differently. Reinventing yourself means completely overhauling what you believe and how you feel about all aspects of your life.

 The internet, bookstores, libraries you’ll find a cornucopia of Personal development resources.

Everything in life requires steps to take you from one level to the next. Here are five steps I think might be useful in reinventing yourself but you can choose whichever steps that may be suited to your situation.

1. Connect
I’m not keen on using Social media as a form or reinvention, but networking is a must because I do believe in support and sharing ideas. If you’re focused Social media can be a doorway for you to connect with others. If you’re on the fence with regards to your attitude, it could be a waste of efforts as you would more likely to get caught up in all the drama it presents rather than find meaningful interaction. But by all means find a support system, one which will allow you to grow.

2. Brave It Out
This is easier said than done. Our fight or flight mode kicks in anytime we encounter setbacks, some disruption our lives or when we’re taking risks. You have to manage these negative emotions well and not allow them to discourage your motives.

3. Keep Little Reminders
Plant that seed in your mind by reminding yourself daily of your commitments and where you want to be.

4. Accept the setbacks
I don’t like the word failure. Accept your setback, learn from them and resume your journey. I have not failed. “I’ve just found 10,000 ways that won’t work.”  ~ Thomas Edison Don’t be afraid of things not working out, if you’re trying to reinvent yourself you must be willing to try new things, you have nothing to lose and will find out what works and what doesn’t.

5. Finance
It’s something most people often hate speaking about. I found the best way to starting over is to Manage your finances and manage them well. If you’re in the ‘hole’ now, dig yourself out, even if it takes a few years to do it. Start today! Don’t let bad credit, overdue bills or an anaemic bank account ruin your life.

~Have a Phenomenal Fridayyyyyyyy!

©Etta D. Richards

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