Tuesday, April 17, 2012

The Power of Moving

Let's face it: there are times in all of our lives when we wish we could start over. Perhaps life has dealt you a crappy hand and everything and everyone around you seems to be dragging you deeper and deeper into the mud. Maybe you're stuck in a place where you don't quite "fit in" and, no matter how hard you try, you can't quite crack whatever puzzle is the key to letting you in to that inner social, interpersonal, or political, circle. We've all experienced those feelings. We've all wondered what it would be like to simply have a 'do-over' button that we could press and start things completely fresh.

What most of us don't realize is that we do have such an option.  While it's not quite as easy and painless as pushing a button, we all have the opportunity to start over and reinvent ourselves as many times as we like. When we realize the truth that we are not bound by geography or situation, we're presented with the unique and thrilling power to take any risks we want!  Why? Because we can get a do-over!

If you've ever felt boxed in, out of place, or like you've hit a ceiling in your life that you just can't get through, consider doing something simple yet radical at the same time: move.  No, I don't mean in the metaphorical sense of 'create action in your life' but I mean literally move to another place.  In a new place, nobody knows who you are, nobody knows your past failures, nobody knows your self-doubts.  

Relocating gives you a chance to reinvent yourself. Sure, you might have been the dorky girl at prom who couldn't look a boy in the eyes and blushed when you were asked to dance. That's not you here! Here, you are the confident woman of the world, ready for any challenge, sure of herself, flirty, fun, fabulous. Maybe you weren't the captain of the football team in high school and, instead, found solace in being the captain of the math club. Who cares! Here you can be a dynamic man about town. Strong, confident, powerful. That's the new you in the new place.  Because nobody knows your history, nobody judges you by it and that can be a revolutionary and powerful vehicle for self-reinvention. You can literally transform yourself into who you want to be almost overnight. You can reach for the stars because nobody's expecting you to fail based on past experiences.

So next time you're feeling boxed in, unsure of your self, or like a failure. Consider packing your bags, picking an exciting new place and just going there!  The power of reinvention is right within your grasp. All you have to do is reach out and grab it.

Who do you want to be tomorrow?

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