From Resolution to Reinvention


Rather than making a resolution, create a reinvention. I spoke with a friend recently who mentioned she was in a period of reinvention. I will share her quote:

“I realized that I was having so much trouble moving forward because I had no idea what it was that I wanted to move towards”

Not having a specific goal in mind blocks our opportunity to take steps toward achieving success. If we don’t know where we’re going, how will we know when we arrive? I have always believed I would be a writer, even as a young child. I briefly put aside that belief and focused on a ‘realistic’ career — healthcare. I quickly realized that, even though I enjoyed caregiving, it was not the calling I had been sent here for.

Dreams give us a chance to look into the future and see possibilities. Go someplace quiet, paper and pen in hand, close your eyes, and take a deep breath. Exhale. With your eyes remaining closed, envision your life in two years. What do you see? Who are you?

Describe the future you in as much detail as possible:

  • What do you look like?
  • How do you feel about yourself?
  • What are your surroundings?
  • Where do you live?

Consider every detail of the life the future you is living and prioritize the steps you must take to get you closer to your goal. I see the home I will live in, the style of clothing I will wear and the types of souls who will surround me. I can also truly feel the love I have for myself, even when I’ve made a mistake or disappointed myself.

If you don’t see your ideal life and ideal self, what changes can you make today to have that life and become that person?

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal”. Friedrich Nietzsche, Philosopher.

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