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.