Reinventing yourself is about changing your image and re-publishing yourself. It is about self-polishing, self-processing, self-transformation and attaining to heights you never dreamed was possible. It is about changing you identity.
You need to uncover that new you that is lying dormant within you. You need to re-emerge and attain to self-actualisation.
Let’s look at it this way, there are many journeys but re building your image is a journey of journeys. Yes, we need to embark on a journey of self-discovery if we have not done so already.
It does not matter where you are right now. Even if you are in the refuse bin of life or buried in the dry grass of life, there are greener pastures to be uncovered. Do you want to walk in the corridors of success? You can be transformed from ashes to glory. Remember that the journey of a thousand miles starts today.
Your happiness must come from within you and from God, not from created things. Never make a human being your passion, it’s not worth it and eventually leads to obsession. When you seek to be useful to your environment and humanity, happiness is guaranteed.
What is the purpose of your existence? Is it to stare out of the windows of life and never experience it or is it to hide behind the curtains of life. Is it to sing the song of the little mermaid Ariel, ‘wondering free, wish I could be, part of your world.” By the way I loved that song a lot as a child.
Self-transformation is about happiness, passion and destiny. Man cannot be happy except he fulfils the purpose of his creation. It is not possible to be idle and happy except you have a PhD in idleness and have mastered the art of being idle and happy. On a more serious note however, we can re-invent ourselves by:
There is great power in imagination. Consider this, every organ in our body has a specific purpose. This same principle applies to the mind. Imagination has its purpose. We cannot fly more than our imagination permits. Presidents did not start out being presidents, they started out by being hot in school and having very good degrees. They took little steps then progressed to giant strides. They also knew very early in life that they wanted to become presidents, then they began to walk down that lane. I have seen a 50-year-old woman who enrolled in medical school and later became a doctor. It is never too late and never say never! With imagination, obstacles are crushed and great journeys begin. Start with a very active imagination.
Hear the Voice of God
Anytime you decide to step into God’s plan for your life you have decided to re-invent yourself. You will become a success. True success can only be found in God’s plan and purpose for our lives. Hear the voice of God regarding His plan and Purpose for your life. I know that some people are not spiritual but unfortunately, man cannot achieve much by himself. Man is a spirit. He needs to uncover his spiritual self by having a close relationship and partnership with God. Within that partnership, man can climb the greatest mountains and fly to heights previously unknown. Within that partnership, man will also embark on great journeys. This is a very exciting and beautiful journey that will land man on the doorstep of success.
Believe in your dreams and passions. Without expectation discouragement will set in. It will never be a smooth journey because every success yielding activity must have challenges. Let determination be your companion. Whether it’s a PhD, a singing career, becoming an actor, becoming the next Serena Williams, a new business venture or diversification of product lines, believe that you will accomplish your goal and never give up.
A sad mind cannot achieve much. Sadness is a shackle that cripples and confuses. Process your thoughts to eliminate useless thoughts. Any thought that does not build you up is useless. Any thought that makes you anxious and depressed is useless. Thoughts of self-pity, hopelessness and fear should be rejected. God already pities us so we must rest in him. Pray and don’t be anxious or sad. We must have a can do attitude. The Bible says “rejoice in the Lord always and again I say it rejoice”. The Bible also says
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. – Philippians 5:6
Rejoicing and thanksgiving is a choice. We must decide to be happy so as to sustain and be receptive to clear thoughts. An unhappy mind finds it difficult to accept creative thoughts and ideas. An unhappy mind also crushes the spirit.
Avoided Useless Decisions
You must be careful how you live your life. Everything in life is a choice. Getting pregnant as a single unemployed person is a choice. Passing exams is a choice. Keeping busy is a choice. Sleeping with a man without commitment is a choice. Mistakes you make today can kidnap, divert and hijack your future. Forget about habits and lifestyles that produce negative results. Get rid of vices and become busy.
Set goals for your-self. Know where you want to be in a year’s time. Also know where you want to be in five years’ time. Be enthusiastic and motivated. Plan success yielding activities and passionately walk in them. Let ideas begin to joggle up in your mind. Become a success idea and opportunity collector and begin to process ideas. Sift through your ideas and settle for ideas that will lead to actual success. Then plan your life around your ideas. Have daily, weekly, monthly and yearly plans that are in line with your goals.
Start working out your plans. Map out your daily activities in line with your plans and goals and stick to them. Start doing. Walk in your plans. Know when to wake up, work and when to sleep. Determine how many hours you want to work in a day and work, work, work. Also know when to pray. Don’t ignore God, it never pays. Dream hard, work hard, pray big!
The journey of a thousand miles starts in a day. Never give up on your dreams, plans and goals. Take little steps towards your goals then progress to giant strides. Continue until success stands at your doorstep and knocks. Please make sure you open the door when success knocks because he will definitely show up. Bye.