- Your boss is on your back with all of his/her “feedback”.
- You have a project whose deadline has passed and you just don’t want to do it.
- You are being passed over for a promotion – again!
Something has to change!
Wait! Did you ever think that maybe that “something” is you! Is it time to reinvent?
“When we are no longer able to change a situation – we are challenged to change ourselves.”
-Viktor E. Frankl
The need for reinvention subtly appears – sneaking up on you when you are feeling your best or most comfortable. Then suddenly … ouch! One day you think everything is fine. The next day you notice that things are going awry. You have been so busy trying to live in the day-to-day frenzy, you haven’t noticed the impact your behaviors are having on your team, your family and friends, your organization, and (most importantly) yourself.
The word “reinvention” may speak of drastic change. My definition, however, is one of scale. In some cases, we do need to go through a complete metamorphosis to achieve our desired results. But, most likely, we need only a bit of tweaking to put us on the “fulfillment path.”
Large or small, reinvention requires willingness. The willingness to:
- Look in the mirror (metaphorically speaking)
- What is reflected? Is it what others see – or is it what you want to see?
- Do the hard work
- Are you committed to getting your hands dirty? Or are you doing this because someone said you should?
- What might you hear if your ears work more than your mouth?
- How can the universe of discovered (and undiscovered) knowledge lead you to new mindsets, thoughts, and actions?
- Pass it on
- How will you “pay it forward” as you seek to improve yourself and mentor others?
[inlinetweet prefix=”” tweeter=”” suffix=””]”Whether a tweak or a full-scale initiative, reinvention takes commitment, concentration, and muscle.”[/inlinetweet]
Listen to the clarion call of the future. Take some time to self-evaluate. Put your willingness into action. If you don’t know where to start, get help from a trusted advisor.
How will you best meet your future?