So, you are in your 30s and want to change yourself to reach your goals. Perhaps, you are sick and tired of your old self and considering taking a few chances and being successful in life.
An important challenge that might come in between the old you and the new you is a series of self-doubt. You should know that starting a new life is never too late.
But before you do that, you will have to ensure that your goals align with your strengths, which is why you will need to be brutally honest with yourself and assess your strengths and weaknesses first to set realistic goals.
Here are the top tips for reinventing yourself in your 30s.
Always Have Realistic Goals
We cannot stress enough the importance of setting realistic goals. While setting a realistic goal doesn’t mean that you cannot aim high. Don’t get the idea that you have to go from one menial thing to another – because this is NOT what reinventing yourself all is about.
You might want to understand the simple rule that the higher you aim and the loftier your potential goal is – the harder you will be required to work to make your goal come true. So, make sure to have realistic goals that align with your strengths and weaknesses.
Have a Good Plan
The first step for anything that you want to do in life is to have a plan first.
Not having a doable plan will almost always lead to failure. Now you might have heard a few stories about people who kind of wandered into something spontaneously and ended up having massive success. While these are essentially great stories – you should know that things like these don’t really happen this often.
As a matter of fact, it is very unlikely for anyone to succeed without a plan. So, you might want to make a big change by moving to Europe from the US – even then, you will need a plan. Actually, you will need to plan months and maybe even a year or so in advance.
Along the lines of knowing your strengths and weaknesses, making a plan to reinvent yourself requires an honest assessment of your current finances. You will also need to make a raw assessment of your mental and emotional state.
As we mentioned before, the act of reinventing oneself requires being realistic and practical. While making your plan, have your goal in mind – but don’t get stuck figuring out every single step that you need to take and putting them in the right order.
Leave perfection for the end – else, you will never even get started. You might think of it in the following way:
Instead of using a map – you are using a compass.
All you need to know is that you are going in the right direction – and going in the right direction doesn’t necessarily mean that you are following a clear path.
See Success in Your Mind
As mentioned before – the only potential thing that could hold you back from succeeding in life and becoming the best version of yourself possible is you. Don’t allow self-doubt to squeeze in and get a better hold of you – rather – start to visualize success every day, so you become successful in real life.
That said, visualizing success is important because what you are actually doing in the visualization process is training your subconscious mind to be aware of the goals you want to achieve. And believe it or not but it works.
Here is what happens: Your subconscious constantly reminds you about your goals. And this aspect is really fascinating because the constant subconscious reminder then trains your brain as if the outcome were true for the present moment.
And it doesn’t have to be a big thing that takes a ton of your time, but you do have to do it consistently. We recommend making it a habit to visualize success in your mind every day.
You might want to set a time for visualization for five minutes – it can be in the morning or later when you are driving to work. If you have difficulty visualizing success, you might want to listen to positive affirmations for success, as it will make the visualization process much easier.