Change means reinvention. Each time a major shift happens in our lives – receiving a diagnosis or losing a loved one – we have to take control of who we will become or risk never reaching our full potential.
Here are the 5 steps to reinvent yourself:
1. Create a vision for your future
Sit quietly, close your eyes and imagine the people, places or situations that you need to leave behind. Now imagine the future that you want, whether it’s simply a feeling, a group of people, or a situation such as a wonderful new job.
2. Write about your reinvention
Imagine a scene from it or write about how you’d like it to play out. Where are you living? What do you spend your days doing? Continue writing until your future comes alive.
3. Surround yourself with visual reminders of the life you’d like to create
Put objects or images of whatever your dreams and goals are someplace where you’ll see them every day. It can be anything that reminds you of what you’re moving toward.
4. Now that you have a vision of your future, break it up into workable tasks
What do you need to do – every day – to create that vision? Look for work? Meet new people? Make it specific. Make a list of everything you need to do and a schedule for when you’ll do it.
5. Every day, go back to that vision of you walking towards your future
Every morning, close your eyes and see yourself walking toward your dreams. At the same time remember to reconnect with why you’re moving toward this new posiblity.
Any time you find yourself slipping into old habits or losing focus, ask yourself, “What can I do in this moment to keep moving forward?” Then, do something to maintain momentum, even if it’s one small thing. Choose courage instead of letting your fear of change choose your future for you!
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