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Reinvention is about evolution, not necessarily doing something over because you didn’t do it right the first time. It’s about what’s next, what else is there for you, how you can make your life even greater than it is now and perhaps try something you’ve only dreamed of.
If you’re a dreamer and have a desire to Reinvent Your Life, it’s time to take those baby steps. Taking baby steps isn’t always that easy. But with every step, you’ll get closer to your goals and realize there’s a way to achieve what you’re seeking in your life.
So often it is fear that stops us from making a change. No matter how big or small, fear is the one thing that most folks are really inhibited by.
Some people interpret change as a true adventure, but change can create a great sense of fear and panic. I’m fortunate to have grown up with a lot of changes my whole childhood and for me change was an adventure so I know it’s easy for me to say!
The way to grow and evolve is to make little changes and recognize the rewards that come with it. For example, if the little reinvention in your life is to live more healthfully take one day and change the way you eat – cut out something that you no longer want in your diet – bread, pasta, sugar, dairy. Maybe don’t do it all at once – just try one thing at a time. If you want to exercise and get into a regular routine make a commitment right now to take a walk. Do it right now, when you’re done reading this blog. Do it for 10 minutes and pat yourself on the back for “taking action” and enjoy the benefit of how proud you feel for just doing something different for yourself.
Don’t put it off to next week under the guise of “I’ll start next week!” Empower yourself by doing something right away, no matter how small.
Next, find inspiration look for it everywhere – magazines, related industry newsletters, articles on the Internet, friends who have made interesting changes and reinventions in their lives. Look for ways to get inspired and find the little things that will help you the get to the next stage in your goals. Stay away from naysayers. They only wish they had the courage to take on the challenge of Reinvention and enhancing their lives the way you’re owning it.
Be around people who have the confidence to support you and that understand who you are