Take The Leap: Reinvent Yourself and Who You Want To Be

reinvent yourself and who you want to be
reinvent yourself and who you want to be
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Last time I talk about how much my life is changing, I promise. 

Over the last three weeks, I have been through several interviews, have had to deal with the anticipation of hearing back from these interviews, accepted a job offer, gave my two-weeks notice, and have had to deal with the tasks and challenges that come with accepting a new job. 

I know that this may not seem like a big deal for some, but I have never done it before, so for me, it has been a bit of a stressful experience. 

Looking Back On The Past

The last three and a half years at my job has had some lows, but more importantly, these years have been filled with many highs. From the relationships that I have grown to the experience that I have gained, I am truly a different person because of it. 

One of the individuals that I have to give credit to, is my direct manager. Without her taking a chance on me and believing in me when I didn’t believe in myself, I wouldn’t be where I am today. Her taking a chance taught me an incredible life lesson – you never know what you can achieve if you aren’t at least willing to give yourself the chance to succeed. 

Just to show her how grateful I am, I got into the office yesterday and wrote her a little thank-you note before she got in.

Dear [Manager],

I want to thank you for the last three and a half years. You gave me my first opportunity in the professional world, and it was with a company that I am truly passionate about. 

I want you to know how grateful I am for everything that you have taught me over this time, and for always pushing me to be the best that I can be. I truly wouldn’t be where I am today without you.

Thanks,

Michael

It’s true. When I first started my job, I was a young man fresh out of college who had absolutely zero clue about the corporate world. There are many things that I had done wrong right after getting hired, and instead of giving up on me and firing me, my manager stuck by my side and continued to help develop my skills.

Plus, to find a job in which I was paid on a salary plus commission is something that I could have never imagined. 

reinvent yourself and who you want to be

Reinvent Yourself and Who You Want To Be

As in everything that we do in life, if you want to reinvent yourself and who you want to be, then you need to be willing to do something that you aren’t currently doing. You need to be willing to take the leap and push yourself as much as you can. It’s the only way you are going to reach new boundaries.

That’s the thought that is helping me to get through all of the stress that I am currently experiencing. I know that I want to continue to grow and reach new heights, and the only way that I am ever going to do that is if I take the leap and work towards becoming the person that I want to be. 

I may not be perfect (and to be quite honest, I don’t expect to ever be perfect), but I also don’t want to be the same person that I was yesterday. 

Every day that comes is going to bring new challenges. But it’s also important to remember that it is also going to bring new opportunities.

We can either sit back and allow these challenges to prevent us from living the life that we desire to live, or we can embrace the opportunities and try to grow into the individuals that we want to be. 

It’s not going to be easy, but nothing worth having in life ever comes easy. If something comes easy, then it was never actually worth having. 

Final Thoughts

Every single day of your life, do whatever it is that you can do to become the best person that you can be. Forget about who others want you to be, be the person that you want to be. Push yourself outside of your comfort zone, believe in yourself, and give yourself the opportunity to succeed. 

Take the leap to reinvent yourself and be who you want to be!

Michael Bonnell

Yesterday’s post: Be Grateful For The Little Things In Life

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