Humans are constantly on the way to explore themselves, to identify possible opportunities to progress in life, to reinvent, and to invest in themselves.
Exploration is growth. When you find something that you want to change in yourself, then you need to look out for a way to bring the change and that is endless growth.
There is a difference between growth and achievement or reward.
You win a trophy in a certain game and then you are done- this is an achievement. There is an end, but growth is continuous. There is no stop to reinvent or improve yourself.
There are always times in life when we feel stuck and want to find a way to reinvent ourselves; to look and do things differently. Times when we experience the loss of a loved one, leaving a job, moving to a new home, or ending a relationship.
Where ever you may be in your personal or professional life and to always be at your best, here are some practical tips on how to reinvent yourself:
See yourself as a sculptor:
A sculptor looks in different possible ways to change his or her piece of stone. If he /she finds something to change, then they just do it without any emotional attachment.
You also need to see yourself in this way, as a work of art, always improving, in progress.
Don’t get hard on yourself or feel down when you see something to change in yourself. Instead, work as an artist to improve.
Practice every day:
Changing yourself requires complete dedication and daily work -out. Changing a certain lifestyle or habit is not a one day game. It is a continuous work for self-improvement and reinvention. So keep trying and practice hard.
Acknowledge the reason for the problem:
Many times, we do not know the real cause of the problem and try to solve it.
Before solving your problem, try to figure out the reasons or habits that caused the problem. After finding the real cause of the problem, then you can work accordingly.
If you are over-weight for example, and you are doing a lot of exercises without knowing that the real cause is your poor diet. Then, ultimately, this will not give you the desired result unless you work to improve your diet.
Be friends with trustworthy people:
It is best to be around people and friends who give an honest opinion about you.
Tough feedback is important for personal growth and reinvention.
Be courageous. Step out of your comfort zone and take risks to change yourself. Don’t be afraid and lose hope. Instead, try to explain and motivate yourself that to achieve something big and special in life, you need to aim high and follow bold and risky steps.
Discover your strengths:
To reinvent yourself, it is best to know your strengths; to get to know what you are good at. Knowing this will help you to manage your issues efficiently.
The mirror tells the truth:
Don’t avoid self-reflection. If you stop looking at yourself the way you are, then you cannot bring growth and improvement in yourself.
Try accepting things, and move forward accordingly.
Set achievable and realistic goals:
You need to give time to yourself to bring a change in yourself.
You can’t just wake up one morning and say “From now on, I am going to be patient”. Set a realistic goal for yourself like being patient in an everyday team meeting or in a conversation with someone who you do not like in some way.
Once this is achieved, you will then know how to move on and get the desired change.
Resilience is an ability to effectively bounce back from adversity.
Problems and difficulties come in every way you follow. It depends on how you cope up, learn from problems, stay focused, and move forward.
Learn to focus and to build resilience to get through hard times.
Manage your finances well:
Changes may require a little investment of money. The money will help you to adapt smoothly.
For dealing with a loss of a friend or loved one, loss of business or job, or when facing a divorce, you may need a therapist for therapy. You may also need some form of training for a new job or career or money when moving to a new house.
Managing and working on how to spend wisely on self-improvement and growth is sure to bring success.
Reinvention is a process, it’s an art. It’s a continuous process of growth and improvement. You cannot get an overnight solution or a quick fix.
Be patient, honest to yourself, and focused on what you want to achieve and become.
Follow the above steps to reinvent yourself and it will be all worth it.