9-Step Guide to Reinventing Yourself Completely

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How To Restart Your Life When You Are Feeling Stuck

Are you feeling stuck? Is life calling for you to make changes?

If yes, then you have come to the right place. Today, I will share a simple, practical guide for reinventing yourself completely.

Let’s get moving so you can explore the possibilities of a new beginning.

How To Reinvent Yourself In 9 Steps

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1. Make An Honest Assessment Of Yourself

Reinvention is a journey, and every journey has a starting point. So, take stock and honestly define your current state.

Some categories of your life to assess include the following:

  • Health
  • Family
  • Career
  • Business
  • Relationships
  • Education
  • Finances

2. Clearly Define What You Want Out Of Life

Every life makeover also has a destination. So, it’s time to look forward and determine who you want to be and what you want to get out of life. Use the same categories from step number one.

Ask yourself and answer these essential questions:

  • What is my ideal fitness level and weight?
  • Will I have a family, and if so, how big will it be?
  • What type of job do I want, and where will I work?
  • How much money do I need to be happy and secure?
  • How many and what kinds of friends do I desire?
  • What hobbies and leisure interests should I pursue?

Your answers to these questions formulate the vision for your future.

Your vision allows you to make plans, set goals, and focus on what you want to achieve. Most importantly, having a clear vision helps you filter out unimportant people and unnecessary distractions.

3. Craft And Create Your Success Story

Next, I want you to create your success story. If you have a limiting story, recraft it to a limitless one.

Here is an example of what I mean.

Let’s say we have a 50-year-old stay-at-home mom whose kids are grown and out of the house.

A limiting story sounds like this:

“I no longer have a purpose in life. I’ve been home raising the kids and have no skills anyone would want.”

On the other hand, this Mom could craft a limitless story as follows:

“I have raised my children to be successful adults and managed our household like a pro. My skills are so valuable that someone will surely want to hire me. And, allow me to contribute in a new and  meaningful way.”

After you create your limitless story about your future, continually refine and improve it. Repeat it to yourself daily.

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4. Set Goals

Take your vision and your limitless story and break it down into manageable goals. Setting goals helps remind you of your objectives and the steps you must take to achieve those objectives.

Your short-term goals should support your long-term vision. For example, if your vision includes becoming financially independent and retiring early, then some possible goals you should have are:

  • Balancing your budget
  • Reducing expenses
  • Saving money every month
  • Investing regularly in your retirement plan

Best practices for goal setting involve:

  • Writing your goals down
  • Making them measurable
  • Giving yourself a deadline

Daily habits and ongoing activities to achieve your goals will turn your long-term dreams into reality, so don’t skip this step.

Helpful articleHow To Set Monthly Goals

5. Bring An Abundance Of Positivity Into Your Thoughts

Next, I encourage you to cultivate a positive mindset and eliminate negative thoughts.

Here are some suggestions on how to go about it.

Work on your strengths, not weaknesses. I have always liked the saying, “Play to your strengths.” However, staying positive when engaging in activities you are not naturally good at is hard.

Thus, determine what you are good at. Then, become great at it.

Spend your time where your talents lie. Doing so will create a positive mindset and the momentum to move forward in surprising ways.

Eliminate negative words and thoughts. Please change what you say and how you say it. Alter the ongoing dialogue going on in your head for the better.

For example, rather than saying. “I have so much to do today.”  Instead, rephrase it to, “I have a lot of opportunities to tackle today.”

Surround yourself with successful, positive people. Avoid the Danny Downers and Negative Nancy’s of the world. People like that will hold you back from achieving your dreams.

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6. Build Your Confidence

Next, create a confident mindset to move forward. Doing so will build a strong foundation for achieving your limitless story.

Here are the ingredients to build confidence, gain strength, and pursue your dreams.

Courage. Change takes courage. Courage is the ability to step out and try something new.  It requires getting out of one’s comfort zone.

Commitment. Fully commit to your future success and happiness.  It’s impossible to reinvent your life without a solid commitment.

Capabilities. Successful people obtain the capabilities and skills to achieve their dreams and goals. They seek the proper training, sound advice, and the best mentors.

Thus, your confidence grows from the courage to try, the commitment to never give up, and the capabilities to achieve.

7. Focus On What Is Working And Remove What Is Not

Earlier, I said to focus on your strengths rather than your weaknesses. But what about the other stuff and dirty work that needs to get done in your life?

I recommend handling the things you are not so good at in other, more productive ways. Doing so will allow you to be careful with your time and help you say no when appropriate.

So, for all these other necessary activities, do one of the following things:

  • Eliminate it
  • Automate it
  • Outsource it
  • Delegate it
  • Replace it

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8. Nurture And Protect Your Happiness

Always remember to be happy. Think about and define what happiness means to you. Then, work toward achieving and protecting your happiness.

To do this…

Live in the moment. Do not dwell on the past nor fret about the future.

Eliminate overthinking. Do not get paralyzed by over-analysis. Decide, act, adapt, and refine yourself every day. Emphasize progress toward your dreams and goals rather than perfection.

Focus on positive outcomes. Negative thoughts are not an option when reinventing yourself.

Don’t obsess over specific outcomes.  Get started on achieving your goals. Go with the flow. Identify what is working and work with that. Be opportunistic.

Do not be afraid to fail. Failure isn’t fatal. It is part of having the courage to succeed.

Let go of grudges. Holding and obsessing over grudges is not a healthy habit. Let go and move on. Your happiness depends on it.

Don’t settle for good enough. Focus on what you are good at and emphasize becoming great at it. Just good enough is never an option.

9. Reevaluate Your Progress And Change Course As Required

Take stock of your progress monthly. Ask yourself what has gone well and what you can improve upon.

As we age, our priorities can change. So, reevaluate what you want out of life at least annually. Review your limitless story, change it, and enhance it as you see fit.

Finally, recalibrate your short-term goals to align with your long-term dreams and get busy making your new life a reality.

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How To Reinvent Yourself in 9 Steps – Wrap-Up

Don’t delay. Get started with your life makeover today. With each success, your resilience grows, and positive progress naturally follows.

Just follow these nine steps, and you will be on your way:

  1. Assess your current state
  2. Define what you want from life
  3. Craft your limitless story
  4. Set goals
  5. Cultivate a positive attitude
  6. Build your confidence
  7. Focus on what is working
  8. Protect your happiness
  9. Review your progress

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Author Bio: Tom Scott founded the consulting and coaching firm Dividends Diversify, LLC. He leverages his expertise and decades of experience in goal setting, relocation assistance, and investing for long-term wealth to help clients reach their full potential.

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