Experiencing Major Shift in Your Life? - It may be the Time You Reinvent Yourself.
Regardless of whether you like it or not, we all have to face time when life takes major shift. It could be losing your job or a relationship or anything for that matter. When that happens, you have to take control of who you will become.
Many people out of job often wonder if at all they will be able to find another job. They think they were so good in their job, why something so awful like this has to happen to them. It’s a time of distress. Many, who don’t receive any response after sending their resumes to hundreds of companies, wonder if they were really good or will they ever be employed again?
When life throws you out of your comfort zone, could this be the time used to evaluate your life, situation, what you are and how can you possibly re-invent yourself? Re-invention can be a game changer. Cocoon of change isn’t really beautiful, but the results can be beautiful and prepare you to fly high.
Re-invention requires not only small adjustments in the way you think or live, but demands full transformation, which isn’t easy or comfortable. It can be hell on wheels. However professionals, who have reinvented themselves, have come to a conclusion that it’s very much possible to reinvent yourself at any age. Here are four strategies to help you re-invent yourself.
Spend time asking yourself what you want to create more in your life or who do you want to be? Assess all your skills and consider acquiring new if you have to. Often the hardest part of re-inventing yourself is overcoming your own fears. You can start out simple by creating a vision for yourself. Start meeting new people and spend time thinking what you always wanted to be. Be flexible and allow your dreams to evolve and change.
Don’t let your surroundings, experiences and circumstances that led you here extinguish that inner spark in you. The most happy and successful people refuse to dwell on the things of the past that cannot be changed. Instead they focus on factors that are there in their control and put all their focus and energy in the direction that will fetch them the kind of future they desire.
Re-invention may not always be prompted by life altering situations, it can also happen out of self realization. For example one day you suddenly realize you are not where you always wanted to be or maybe you are doing things, you aren’t made for. In either of the case there is no point wasting your time regretting on your past. Instead, focus on your future and be open to unlimited possibilities and opportunities that life has to offer.