Every stage of your life requires a new version of you to show up. This is the process of reinvention. I thought I’d share some quotes about reinventing yourself to remind you not to give up.
Although changing anything in your life is not easy, it can be extremely rewarding. Pushing yourself beyond the limits you had placed on yourself, believing in yourself. It’s all very exciting.
But hard. Let’s not forget how hard and messy it can be. You are in control of the direction of your life and if you don’t like which way it’s headed, it’s up to change it.
That’s the hard part. It takes a lot of work. Work we’ve never done before.
But you know that change is a long time coming. You know that in the long run, you’re going to be so much happier. But that work! Oy! I hear ya.
The Hardest Part About Reinventing Yourself
So, here’s the thing. People generally are afraid of change. Comfort zones are called that for a reason – they’re comfortable and as humas, we want to be comfortable.
Change isn’t comfortable at all. Robin Sharma said it best.
Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end.
And he’s not wrong.
But the hardest part of reinvention and personal growth is taking the first step to create your new life. Lemme share my story of extraordinary change with you really quickly if you don’t already know it.
I’ll condense it to not make this long and drawn out:
- 52 yr old hairdresser working in a mall in Northern Ontario Canada
- tired of life, broken, broke and fed up
- abused my whole life
- desperately wanted a new life
- slowly started mapping out the life I wanted
- became a freelance writer
- at 53 I packed up all my stuff, bought a one way ticket to Guatemala (2015)
- haven’t looked back since
Was any of that easy? Nope. Was it rewarding? Yup! I can’t tell you how many times I wanted to throw up while reinventing myself.
I had to do things, alone I might add, that I have never done before. And let me tell you, I am living some of the best days of my life right now. True story!
Many women in midlife and beyond suffer from low self esteem, lack of self confidence and little to 0 belief in themselves. That’s why most of us are too afraid to reinvent ourselves or change anything.
Every change, no matter how small, is terrifying. But you know you have to. So many people wonder when is the best time to start. Now. Right now.
Before you know it, you’ll be a whole new person and you won’t even recognize yourself. And that’s such a beautiful thing.
You can also check out these articles and video to learn more about my story!
Motivational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes For the Win
This may sound really weird, but I use motivational quotes and inspirational quotes throughout my life all the time to get me through stuff.
If I’m not reading positive quotes or journalling, I’m watching motivational YouTube videos or listening to podcasts for women over 50 that encourage us to stepout of our comfort zone and feel safe enough to embrace change.
I think it’s super important to surround yourself with uplifting and encouraging people and tools (ebooks, courses, podcasts, etc) while you are overhauling your life. It’s too easy to stop and give up.
Don’t give up and don’t let your limiting beliefs and bs thoughts stop you. That’s just fear talking. We use a lot of excuses in order to not make any changes in our life:
- I don’t know how
- it’s too hard
- it costs a lot of money
- bla bla bla.
The bad news is, some of that may be true. The good news is, it doesn’t have to stop you. You figure out a way around all those obstacles.
55 Epic Quotes About Reinventing Yourself
Here is the best collection of quotes about reinventing yourself I can find. Some are from famous people, a few are from me and some are unknown (or anonymous). I hope you like them.
1 If something burns your soul with purpose and desire, it’s your duty to be reduced to ashes by it. Any other form of existence will be yet another dull book in the library of life.Charles Bukowski
2 If you allow yourself, you can become stronger in the very places that you’ve been broken.Jane Fonda
3 Every change is a challenge to become who we really areMarianne Williamson
4 Be prepared to reinvent yourself. Be prepared to go out on a limb occasionally, and be prepared to do the things that you feel strongly about.Hillman Curtis
5 Progress is impossible without change; and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.George Bernard Shaw
6 It is not too late to take another path.David Suzuki
7 If you give up at the first sign of struggle, you’re really not ready to be successful.Kevin Hart
8 Things change for the better when we take responsibility for our own thoughts, decisions and actions.Eric Thomas
9 The woman I am today would like to thank the woman I was 5 years ago for not giving up. You’re awesome!Iva Ursano
10 Yesterday I was clever so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise so I am changing myself.Rumi
11 My greatest asset is that I am constantly changingJane Fonda
12 Every human has four endowments – self awareness, conscience, independent will and creative imagination. These give us the ultimate human freedom… The power to choose, to respond, to change.Stephen Covey
13 Someone who is reinventing always has spare time. Part of reinvention is collecting little bits and pieces of time and carving them the way you want them to be.James Altucher
14 One day you will tell your story of how you overcame what you went through and it will be somone else’s survival guideBrené Brown
15 I love who I am becoming.Unknown
16 A year ago everything was so different. It’s amazing how much can change in such a short amount of time.Iva Ursano
17 The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting the old but on building the newSocrates
18 Go easy on yourself you’re doing great. This is just really hard.Unknown
19 It is never too late to be what you might have beenGeorge Elliot
20 Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.Jack Canfield
21 The reinvention of daily life, means marching off the edge of our mapsBob Black
22 Real change isn’t found in some new way to think about yourself, but in freedom from the need to think about yourself at all. It isn’t something of which most of us are aware, but we human beings are ‘marked’ with a certain strange feature, and that is: We want to changeGuy Finley
23 I am a believer in change peu a peu (little by little), since drastic changes, including lots of changes made all at once, are often the sort of modifications that don’t stickMireille Guiliano
24 It’s not always about fixing what is broken, sometimes it’s about starting over and creating something newUnknown
25 Don’t ever feel like your best days are behind you. Reinvention is the purest form of hope. Make today your best yetPhil Wohl
26 You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new way to beMarianne Williamson
27 Those who cannot change their minds, cannot change anything.George Bernard Shaw
28 I am still making order out of chaos by reinventionJohn Le Carre
29 Make a radical change in your lifestyle and begin to boldly do things which you may previously never have thought of doing, or been too hesitant to attempt.Jon Krakauer
30 Be the woman who just went for itUnknown
31 When things are bad, it’s the best time to reinvent yourselfGeorge Lopez
32 Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single stepLao Tzu
33 A person can grow only as much as his horizon allows.John Powell
34 If you wish to reinvent yourself, focus on what you wish for, not on what you fearUnknown
35 Every time you reinvent yourself, you will be a fuller and better woman for itKatie Mitchell Hall
36 Your power to choose your direction of your life allows you to reinvent yourself, change your future, and to powerfully influence the rest of creationStephen Covey
37 Keep on reinventing yourself. Always strive to be a better version of yourself!Avijeet Das
38 If you are not where you want to be, do not quit, instead reinvent yourself and change your habits.Eric Thomas
39 I believe that one defines oneself by reinvention. To not be like your parents. To not be like your friends. To be yourself. To cut yourself out of stone.Henry Rollins
40 You’re never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dreamUnknown
41 Reinventing yourself is the only way to invent anything new in lifeSandeep Sutari
42 Embrace loneliness and reinvent yourself in the process of your dreamsSam Gilbert
43 When we can view change as an opportunity and embrace it, we find that it creates more ease and gives us something to look forward to.Whitney Gordon-Mead
44 Life is full of constant changes and learning to reinvent yourself throughout them. Why not start today reinventing yourself into becoming a better you.Timothy Pina
45 It’s essential that we continue to grow and change in big or small ways- one day at a time.Caren Merrick
46 Live your life impressing yourselfUnknown
47 Reinvent your life, rediscover yourself, recapture your aims.Alimpan
48 The world is open to us and each day is an occasion to reinvent ourselves.Ralph Lauren
49 The true essence of fashion is being able to reinvent yourself with what you haveMelanie Fiona
50 Nothing changes if nothing changesUnknown
51 Reinventing yourself is like rearranging the livingroom furniture of your lifeUnknown
52 Every day you reinvent yourself. You’re always in motion. But you decide every day: forward or backwardJames Altucher
53 People who cannot invent and reinvent themselves must be content with borrowed postures, secondhand ideas, fitting in instead of standing outWarren Bennis
54 We fear the future will mirror our past, because we are born to believe that history repeats itself. But human beings are not history, they reinvent themselvesRania Naim
55 Rock bottom became the solid foundation on which I rebuilt my lifeJ.K. Rowling
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