The moment you experience frustration and discontentment you are called to reinvent yourself. Quite similar to the Phoenix rising from the ashes. Every time the Phoenix becomes brighter or different with knew wisdom.

Sometimes there’s a sense of longing to do something different, to find a new way to live and to be. Your voice is trying to find it’s way out of its cocoon. This kind of reinvention evolves from the human need to grow and to change. Change comes about because there has to be more than simply existing.

You may be thinking about what benefits you might receive from building a new self. At first, perhaps you just want to be free of a stale, confining and suffocating way of life, but that might not seem enough to you right then.

Other than liberating yourself from a life with no change and no growth, what other benefits does reinvention offer?

You learn to face fear—and survive!

Fear is the first roadblock to personal change. It’s not that easy to change one’s self and life without giving up something you’ve already got. For example, leaving a job that you’re well-established in for starting a business. Oh, it’s terrifying. There are plenty of times that come up that you will want to quit because you will hear “What if?” so many times. But one thing you can do is rebel through the fear.

Happiness goes up, frustration goes down.

Reinvention brings you closer to who you want to be and what you want to do. Living closer to your authentic self removes frustration caused by dissonance. Life becomes a happier place. Choosing joy in each moment can be challenging but your happiness is worth it – and before you know you have moved through whatever has had you frustrated.

Increased stress tolerance.

The moment you choose you and choose to change your life, your stress will increase and it’s kind of unavoidable. However, as you use new tools to help you on our way, you learn to diffuse and dissipate.

Clarity.

You gain a clear understanding of what you want in life, from yourself and others. You also get a lot of practice with honesty. After all, you have to be honest with yourself about things you want to keep going forward.

Sometimes this involves relationships. It’s easy to get stuck in friendships with negative energy-draining people who will deride your changes. If people put down your need to become a better, truer you, evaluate your relationship with a clear eye and consider if they’re worth bringing to the new you. Over the years, I have let go plenty of people, and it hurts and there’s a part that needs to grief that loss. But ultimately, surrounding yourself with people that support you on your goals for life outweigh the benefits of staying stuck with people that bring oyu down.

You get a bigger toolbox of coping and thriving skills.

Reinvention is all about changing for the better. Getting there takes a lot of new skills. You’ll boost your coping techniques and your tolerance for uncertainty. Side-effects are also feeling empowered and increased self-confidence – and even in the moments you don’t feel confident others stil view you that way.

You learn how to reinvent yourself.

The moment you choose you, you learn quickly that this is going to happen time and again. Sometimes you feel the need to reinvent sooner while at other times it will take years before new change calls you. And since you’ve done it once already, you know you can do it again.

Of course, a huge benefit is a more authentic life that’s fulfilling to live. Just imagine for a moment to just be you.

After all, that’s the first purpose of going through the transformative process. Perhaps more importantly, you learn how to be adaptable in the face of new challenges and that is a life skill that is useful in many ways.

And here’s the thing, it can be really scary to get started because well you don’t really know where to begin. This is why I am hosting a monthly 4-hour Mastermind to help you choose your starting point.

When you sign up you will receive immediately access to do workbooks. One is a life assessment and the other is a Vision Quest for you to work on before we get online for our Mini-Mastermind.

Petra Monaco

Petra Monaco

The Rebels Den

Author + Artist, a Goal Coach + Business Strategist. Petra helps freedom-seeking Rebels + Creatives to follow their intuition, embrace who they are while they taking action towards their dreams + goals - whether it’s writing a book, starting a business or just focusing on personal goals. Petra uses her personal story to inspire and motivate people into doing the work they need to do to create change because she believes that your excuses are just avoidance. You can have the cake and eat it too if you're willing to show up for it!
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