By Angélica Fuentes
I know we have all been through difficult and challenging experiences. Sometimes you just want to close your eyes and forget. Nevertheless, each chapter of your story has made you into who you are today. The important thing is to continue on your path and use your new findings to become the best version of yourself. Every day is a new opportunity to rebuild yourself. It’s never too late.
Like everything in life, reinventing ourselves requires a positive attitude. It entails knowing that the only true reality that exists lies within our minds. Everything we are and the way we perceive the world comes from our thoughts. We are our own thoughts. You have written your personal story, and therefore, you can change it. Everything starts within yourself.
Take some time to be on your own. When you listen to your thoughts you’ll notice that a lot of the ideas that you have are not necessarily yours. A lot of them are external opinions, perceptions, and expectations. You may be able to recognize the voices of your parents, partner, or the voices of your own insecurities. Fears can lie to you. Evaluate these thoughts and classify them: Do these thoughts belong to me? Do they reflect my true essence? Are they helping me to create and grow as a human being? Do they have a positive influence on me and other people?
Sometimes, when you analyze your thoughts you’ll notice you have been caught up in a negative cycle. Instead of fostering your development, they deter you from unlocking your full potential. Break it today! You don´t have to continue doing what you don´t like or being with whom you don´t love. You are free, and you are powerful. Nothing or no one can take that away from you.
The next step is to regain control of your mind. You decide what to think and who to be. Turn a blank page and begin to write the next chapter of your story; the story of your dreams.
Some thoughts, attitudes and bad habits will be difficult to change, as they may be recorded into your patterns of behavior. But it is never impossible. Once you decide to change your thoughts, you are intentionally redefining the perception of yourself, your actions and your feelings. This is what reinventing yourself means. Never give up. Every time you open your eyes in the morning is a new opportunity.
Are you ready to write your own story? I wish you light and strength in your journey.
Choose love over fear.