Have you ever felt the need to completely change your life and your circumstances by reinventing yourself? There comes a time in our lives when we begin to wonder if we’re living up to our full potential or if there’s something more to life than this. I went through this phase of redefining and redesigning my life a few years ago, and I can help you through your very own process of reinvention. Change is never an easy process but in this post, I’m giving you the 7 steps I took to reinvent myself and advice to help you along your journey to a higher level of existence!
“If you are not where you want to be, do not quit. Instead, reinvent yourself and change your habits.” Eric Thomas
How To Redefine And Redesign Your Life In 7 Steps
1 EVALUATE YOUR LIFE
Before you begin this path of reinvention, you need to take a detailed look at the life you’re living right now. There are a number of ways to do this but one of my favourite ways to evaluate what I’ve done so far is journaling.
When you write down the things you do each day, you’re able to identify where you’ve been making great progress, along with the parts of your life that need some work.
Two years ago, I realized that it was time to redefine and redesign who I was because I was feeling absolutely lost. I had a job and I had friends but there was still something huge missing. There was a gaping hole in my heart and I felt like I was stuck in a “life trap”.
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You might be feeling the same way too. Take some time to journal, and try to figure out where you are in your life. Have you hit a roadblock? Are you travelling in the wrong direction? Do you feel like you’re just not living up to your full potential?
It may take you a few minutes to a few days to figure out the answers to these questions but try to take your time. Rushing the process will not help you.
I suggest getting a notebook and making lists to help you get your thoughts out. Think about all the things you might have been doing wrong and what you need to do to fix them.
It might be that you’ve lost your job or things just haven’t been working out the way you think they should be. Evaluating your life is the first, positive step towards creating a legacy you’ll be proud of.
2 VISUALIZE WHAT YOU WANT
Visualization has become one of my favourite ways to program my mind for success. When you can see exactly where you want to be in life, you have a much greater chance of achieving that goal.
Redesigning your life has a lot to do with understanding what the end goal for yourself is, and once you know where the finish line is you can then take the necessary steps to get there.
If you have absolutely no idea where you want to be in life, then reinventing yourself is impossible. You must have a clear picture of what the best version of yourself looks like so you can move forward.
When Oprah was young. She was poor and she was abused. But she knew exactly where she wanted to end up in the next ten, twenty years and that vision of herself helped her to become the powerful woman she is today.
What exactly is the end goal after it’s all said and done? Do you have any idea where you want to be? I find that pictures really say a thousand words so, for me, drawing pictures and graphs really helped me to visualize my goals.
Using the same notebook, take two or three pages to draw your final destination in life.
Define and design your own ending. Do you want your own company? Then draw pictures of it.
Close your eyes and sit for thirty minutes a day just visualizing yourself succeeding and I guarantee that your mind will do everything it can to get you to that destination.
Visualizing your dream destination makes you more passionate, excited and determined. See yourself doing what you want, and never let go of that picture until you manifest it.
3 MAKE A PLAN FOR SUCCESS
- Now that you’ve identified where you want to be in life, it is time to start building your road-map for success. This road-map will be the path that you will take to connect where you are in your life right now to where you want to be.
Many of us know how to set goals because they’re easy to make. The issue comes from us not knowing how to really stick to those goals so we can change where we are in life.
SMART goals give you clarity and focus for your life. They make it easier for you to connect your present self to your future self. Your future self is successful, capable, independent and happy. These SMART goals help you get from here to there.
A SMART goal is specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time-bound. One of the fastest ways to waste your time and everyone else’s is to build a road-map that leads to nowhere.
Working backwards is a great way to ensure that your plan will be effective. Look at how long it will take you to get to the destination then break down your larger goals into smaller, specific and time-bound goals.
This will leave you feeling less overwhelmed and you’ll have a better chance of sticking to the road-map you’ve created.
Filling your master plan with empty, unattainable goals will leave you frustrated and tired. So take your time and carefully think about those short-term goals.
Setting reinvention goals is the first step to turning the invisible into the visible.
4 ORGANIZE YOUR TO-DO LIST
When you’re reinventing yourself, you are building a better version of who you are because of where you want to be. Once you’ve set your goals, you need to organize your to-do list so you’ll be able to take action.
I’ve been using to-do lists for a while now and have learned quite a few tricks to help you make the most of yours. Redesigning your life is never easy, and there is often a lot of chaos involved.
By dividing your list into sections, you’re better able to tackle the things you need to do in the order you need to do them.
You can’t do everything you want to do all at the same time so grouping similar tasks together is also a technique that has contributed to my success.
For example, if your end goal is to become a TV Show Personality, then you might have the following items on your road-map :
– apply to university
– do a major in communication
– apply for internships at local TV stations, etc
Dividing your to-do list into sections and batching processes will aid concentration and prevent resistance.
Your to-do list there to guide you, not overwhelm you. Remember that.
5 TAKE ACTION AND MAKE CHANGES
Once you’ve completed the above steps, the next thing you need to do is follow through on the goals you’ve set. Taking action is one of (if not) the most necessary steps in effecting changes in your life.
In this world and any world, as a matter of fact, talk is cheap. Our actions say more than any words ever could. If you really want to make a change in your life and become the person you were meant to be, you need to start making changes.
If you’ve been doing the same thing up until this point in your life, it’s time to start fresh. Turn over that new leaf and commit to changing all the habits that led you to this point in your life.
Be deliberate and disciplined about this because self-discipline will take you further than motivation ever will. Never waste your time doing things and tasks that will bring you nowhere closer to your goals. Be aware of your timelines and make things happen.
If one of your reinvention goals requires you to go to school four nights a week, then now is the time to enrol, buy your textbooks and start studying.
Use the plan for success that you built in step three to keep track of where you are and how much time you have between goals. As you redefine and redesign your life, you have the unique opportunity to choose, each and every day, how much progress you are going to make.
Taking action is a fundamental key to being successful. An inch of movement per day will bring you closer to your best future than a mile of intention.
6 GET SUPPORT FROM OTHERS
As you move further along the path of reinvention, it is essential that you get support from others around you.
When I made the daunting decision to move halfway across the world so that I would be able to create a new life for myself, I spoke with my mother and father. At first, they were just as terrified as I was, but their support throughout the entire process really helped to make things a bit easier to handle.
There were times when I questioned my resolve to make the move and every single time, my mother would help remind me of why I was doing it.
Find someone who you can trust. Surround yourself with those who will help you accomplish your goals and/or keep you going towards them. The mistake many of us make is not having the right people in our corner.
Surround yourself with the dreamers and the doers, the believers and thinkers. But most of all, surround yourself with those who see greatness in you. Click To Tweet
Because we have been friends with a particular group of people since we were children, we keep hanging around them. We need to learn when to remove people from our lives who will always keep us back.
Having the right people in your circle can mean the difference between taking ten steps forward and falling twenty steps back.
You have to decide. Are these people helping you to move forward or holding you back? It can only be either/or but it most definitely cannot be both.
Find someone who wants to invest in your reinvention, learn from you, see you win, and support your visions.
7 BE PATIENT WITH YOURSELF
- Finally, I ask you to be patient. There is an old saying that goes “Rome wasn’t built in a day”. The same can be said of you and me. You will not accomplish everything you want to in the space of one day or even one month. Consistent change takes time.
Being patient with yourself is key as you go through the stages of personal growth necessary to properly redefine and redesign your life.
Remember that you were doing things a certain way for a very long time, and it is impossible for you to make and see all the changes you want to quickly and easily.
It is going to take a while for your changes to become habits and for your habits to help you achieve your goals.
I started my blog almost a year ago, and immediately, I wanted thousands and thousands of fans to flock to my blog. At the time I didn’t understand that building a platform, whether digitally or brick and mortar, takes time, and since I was impatient, there were many times I wanted to give up.
It has taken me months and months of trial and error to finally understand that patience is key when it comes to reinventing yourself.
The good news is that with each day that you stick to your road-map, you make one step closer to your destination. So many people give up because the road seems long and narrow, and never realize how close they came to making it.
TAKE BACK CONTROL OF YOUR LIFE
The longer I’ve been on my journey to reinvention, I’ve learned too from my own reinventions that it’s often the small things we do in life that have the biggest impact on our lives.
Regaining control of your life means taking complete responsibility for where you are, and deciding that from this moment on, things are going to be different. You’re going to be different.
Maybe you’re at a crossroads right now and you want to take an active role in your life.
No matter how old you are, or how many mistakes you’ve made in your life, you can always make a change.
Embrace the fact that you’re stuck, make a conscious decision to move past those restrictions then go out there and successfully reinvent yourself.
Life isn’t about finding yourself. It’s about creating who it is that you want to be.
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