Reinvent yourself. Have you heard this phrase often ... what goes on in your mind?
How do you reinvent yourself ?
To reinvent oneself is to take stock of who you are, your self esteem, your achievements, evaluate your progress against your goals and proceed from there. This is the only way to stop ourselves from becoming stagnant and growing all the time.
Most of us are not perfect we have problems in one area or the other, which needs to be addressed.
Here is Erica Jong a writer, a novelist, with many awards to her credit... had this to say of herself...
“I went for years not finishing anything. Because, of course, when you finish something you can be judged. I had pieces that were re-written so many times I suspect it was just a way of avoiding sending them out.” – Erica Jong
The fear of being judged, the fear of being found falling short of expectation, is not the lot of just mediocre people, it seems to be the bane of even the most talented. What would be better, is to to keep in mind that waiting to hit the perfect note may never happen or may just be a way of finding an excuses to keep us from being judged.
Some of us seem to wait for the right time and the inspiration or the right environment to start working. I found this quote which explains it all.
"If you wait for inspiration to write; you’re not a writer, you’re a waiter.” – Dan Poynter. Don't wait for the right time, the right time will be the time when you apply yourself to the task.
By delaying things we deny ourselves of being a pioneer or may be a forerunner of things to come.
“Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you.” – Carl Sandburg
The more you delay the less you get done, the less you get done the more you find others taking up what you had in mind.
I often plunge myself into a task when I get challenged.. I make a few assumption or may be even mistakes, because of my excitement, but the best part about it is that, the enthusiasm and the spirit is so catchy that the rest of the people who are connected to it become so positive about the task. The fact that I can allow myself to make mistakes and don't feel bad about making the corrections later helps me to refine the whole project a couple of times over before it is fit to be released. This ensures that I get most of the work done in good time without fear getting into the difficult nature of the task.
I would rather follow Samuel Beckett's advise “Ever tried and failed? No matter. Try again and fail better.” I don't mind failing, I allow myself the luxury of failing but learning from it and coming back stronger than ever.
“I write when I’m inspired, and I see to it that I’m inspired at 9 am every morning.” – Peter DeVries
This I think would be the best advise on the subject ever. We need to make up our minds about what we want to do and to get it done in right time.
When a job needs to be done, you need to stop harping on external factors that is out of your control, do your best putting to use all the power that you are vested with. When you keep bringing up external conditions and how unfavorable they are, it just tells you that you are not in charge, giving you a sense of poor self worth and self esteem.
Reinvent yourself today! Best wishes to you!