Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow
in all the places people never thought you would – E.V
Do you feel like you are stuck in life? Are you unsure about what the future holds? These feelings indicate that you are not happy with your current situation and are longing for change. Since it signals a need to do something different, it can inspire you to make life-changing decisions that can propel your self-growth. However, because the concept of self-reinvention can be scary to some, there is a risk of ending up just as confused as ever. For a clearer and smoother path towards a better you, the following reminders can help:
Confront your emotions.
Change cannot occur if you continue to dismiss your feelings whenever something is amiss. To move forward, the first step is to acknowledge the truth that something is wrong. Admit that you are not satisfied with how your life is going and try to understand the reasons why. Setting aside time for self-reflection will help you realize the actions you need to take to escape the hole you are seemingly in.
Be clear about your goals.
Why do you want to reset your life? What do you want to achieve from it? For your plans to succeed, the answer to the above questions should be crystal clear from the start. Goal-setting will not only guide you in the right direction, but it can also decrease the risk of getting lost or overwhelmed in the process.
Have the courage to let go.
Identifying the factors causing your unrest can open your eyes to the things that you need to let go of. These (or they) are the barriers preventing you from living and enjoying your passions. Your realization can incite fear because it will most likely be things you have grown accustomed to. This means you need to be strong to face the consequences of getting out of your comfort zone.
Do not think it is too late.
One sad misconception about turning over a new leaf is that it only applies to young people. However, when it comes to changes that will result in more happiness and satisfaction, late is always better than never. There is no age limit to pursuing dreams, so your date of birth should not serve as a hindrance to keep on rediscovering yourself. You can even use it as a driving force to work more arduously on attaining your visions.
Reinventing yourself takes grit and courage because it is like a journey into the unknown. You cannot expect it to be easy, but your risky adventure may just turn out to be the best decision you will ever make.