It is never too old or late to change that career path, start that class, go on that trip, start a new business, or fall in love.
Reinvention is a mental game that strengthens your brain, mind and body to start over again.
You probably may be saying, “I’m 50 years old; why will I have to reinvent myself? I’m just going to wait here and die.”
Do you know that you can reinvent yourself and create a better legacy for yourself in your old age?
Look at Colonel Sanders; after suffering from depression in his adult life and retiring from the military, he formed KFC at age 65, which has become a worldwide known chicken franchise across several countries and is still respected decades after his death.
You just have to look inwards, gather courage, and step out. You don’t have to start big. Little drops make an ocean.
How to Reinvent Yourself in Your 30s
The 30s is one of the most energetic periods of an individual’s life; this is when you have to start setting goals that can guarantee you a better retirement plan and advancement in your career, especially those in the professional fields, or possibly start a business.
Below are the step-by-step procedures to reinvent yourself in 30s
Make A Plan
The first step toward reinventing yourself is to make a plan.
Making a plan helps to give you direction and focus. Ensure that the plan is realistic and aligns with what you love.
It is easier to run a course that falls within your area of interest than one that doesn’t.
Set Functional Goals
The next steps involve setting functional and realistic goals to drive your plan.
Your goals have to cover the six essential parts of your life to be complete.
They are mental development, spirituality, education, social/relationship, professional/work, and finance.
Develop Positive Habits
This step involves dropping negative habits such as eating disorders, smoking, excessive clubbing, gambling, and so on to develop good habits that will drive you towards accomplishing the stated goals.
Ensure you are consistent with your goals. You can break down your goals into daily tasks, like reading a book for an hour or learning that new skill for 30 minutes daily.
How to Reinvent Yourself in your 40s
During your 40s, you are gradually moving to the legacy stage, and you still have this period to start something new and powerful.
Below are the step-by-step procedures to reinvent yourself at 40s
Check out a career that resonates with your strength
You don’t have much physical energy at this stage, so you have to investigate for a career that demands less physical energy.
Take up new hobbies
This is the best time to learn that sport, or skill. Hobbies are essential for mind development.
Be intentional with your life
You have to start living a life of intention and be serious and responsible for each of your actions.
Get rid of negative/self-defeating habits
This entails dropping negative habits and building self-promoting and positive habits.
How to Reinvent Yourself in your 50s
This is a period of retirement and rest. Most persons tend to get depressed and sick at this stage due to inactivity and boredom.
But like KFC’s founder, you can reinvent yourself at this stage and produce something worthwhile.
- Evaluate your relationships
- Join a social group, for example, the golf sporting society, where you get to meet people of the same age.
- Explore options and interest
- Be focused and intentional about your happiness
- Set your finance in order
- Surround yourself with people that love you and that you love
It is never too late to reinvent yourself. You can start now and watch your life progress.
My husband and I are mid-30s and we are working on a few new business ventures! He heard about an idea of trying a 12-in-12 business setup, so we are going to try one new business/revenue stream per month next year. We are working on having enough passive income to not have to work all the time even though we already work for ourselves. It isn’t easy, but maybe this will lead to something big and new for us.
I’m a firm believer that we should always be striving to improve and better ourselves. It’s never too late, and it’s never finished.
These are great tips! It’s good to always take stock of our lives and the things or people in it. Sometimes we outgrow relationships and/or hobbies and to continue to grow we should always look at these things to determine whether or not we should change it or keep going. Getting a new hobby is always a great thing not only for our psyche but also growth.
Maureen | http://www.littlemisscasual.com
So true its never let to invent something new. Thanks for sharing with us.
I agree that you’re never too old. Setting goals is so important.
I completely agree! Self-love and improvement should be always a priority and it is never too late.
April | Dreaming in French
Yes, I’m constantly reinventing myself and living a more purposeful life. I always ask if what I’m doing has purpose in life and if not I stop doing it.
This is such an awesome post and an eye-opener! Age doesn’t really matter if we want to change for the better version of ourselves. Definitely a great help to any individual to loosen up and be better!
Being intentional and consistent is the best advice I can give, when it comes to re-inventing oneself. Without that, there won’t be accountability and progress made.
I’m in my mid 30’s and have definitely been working towards some new goals over the past year. I agree consistency is super important.
I too am a big believer that there is always room for improvement. It’s easy to get comfortable in our zones but reinventing yourself can never be loo late for anyone. Thank you for these tips!
Great tips, I need to work on my positions and everything. I’m working on myself at the moment. Thank you for sharing these tips!
Yes, it isn’t ever too late to start on something your love! Also, i didnt know that fact about the colonel who started KFC. That’s so impressive
Rose Ann Sales
It’s never too late to start reinventing ourselves! Thanks for reminding me that this is a really great post!
Eileen M Loya
I believe that we should never stop learning. That is how life is – a continuous learning process. Reinventing helps a lot to keep us active, energetic and always eager to face a new day.
This is so true, I think it’s great to reinvent ourselves from time time, I love picking up new hobbies
That’s amazing! This is one of the most interesting topics! Thank you for sharing this information with me.
Consistently, I badly need this. I set goals, but I’m not that consistent in achieving them all.