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Reinvent Yourself This New Year and Step Into Your Potential

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.” – A. C. Benson

What if who you are today is nothing compared to who you can become?

I believe this is the case for all of us. I believe we can transform and reinvent ourselves.

Instead of looking at your past self with regret and disappointment, focus on the possibilities for your future.

Instead of focusing on what you “should’ve” or “could’ve” done differently, try focusing on what you can do today to create what you want.

Drop the past patterns, habits, and beliefs that stifle you and make this new year about reinvention.

Maybe you weren’t ready then, but you can be ready now.

What if right now is a turning point?

A turning point where you awaken your deep passion, a point where you start doing what you’re meant to do.

This could be the moment you remember for the rest of your life.

The moment where you had that insight about what is possible and what you are really capable of.

It’s time to evolve a new identity to replace your old one.

It’s time to author a new story.

Ask yourself:

What it is time to let go of in my life right now?

What is waiting to make its entrance into my life?

Try this mental exercise:

Imagine a photograph of you 100 years from now.

What is the story you want your grandchildren to tell about you?

“There is only one corner of the universe you can be certain of improving, and that’s your own self.” – Aldous Huxley

Use your response to these questions as a catalyst to move toward a new experience of life.

A new beginning takes time so be patient.

It includes both an internal and external journey.

We are reaching for something new while learning to let go of the old.

It is an ending that makes a new beginning possible.

Are you ready?

“All changes, even the most longed for, have their melancholy. For what we leave behind us is part of ourselves. We must die to one life before we enter another.” – Anatole France

Reinvent Yourself This New Year and Step Into Your Potential

Joe Wilner

Joe Wilner is a life coach, licensed clinical psychotherapist (LCP), and drummer from the band Yes You Are. He is also creator of You Have a Calling, a blog and online community helping people discover and pursue their life’s work and mission. Through deep and personalized coaching, he helps ambitious, creative, and spiritually minded individuals make a greater impact, grow as leaders, and design a soulful life they are inspired by.

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Wilner, J. (2014). Reinvent Yourself This New Year and Step Into Your Potential. Psych Central. Retrieved on June 3, 2020, from


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