Sometimes you're forced to reinvent yourself. As in "you're fired." Or as in "we don't want you here." Or as in "I'm not going to pay for this." Or as in "I'm never going to read this."
I wanted to become a well known author. So I wrote a book. And once I published my first book I realized that I will probably never become a well known author just by writing books.
So I was forced to learn everything about how to promote digital products online. So I got into digital marketing.
When I moved to Thailand and started working and living there it wasn't necessarily just because I thought it would be 100% fun.
It was mostly because I didn't feel like paying more than $1000 for a tiny apartment back in my hometown, without any furniture in it. I could have done it, but my funds would have dried up a lot faster. A lot faster.
So what I'm trying to say is that most of the reinvention doesn't happen from a place of comfort. It usually happens from a place of discomfort. When something just doesn't feel right. I don't even know if reinvention is even possible from a place of comfort. I don't think so.
Even though that's what everybody is saying, including myself. Everybody is saying that you've gotta reinvent yourself. But what I realized is that real reinvention has to happen from a place of discomfort. Of not feeling comfortable.
Here's the thing...
You're never going to reinvent yourself when everything is just fine. A a matter of fact that reinvention might even destroy more than it repairs.
When everything is just fine you don't need to reinvent yourself. No matter what people say. No matter what I say.
If you're fine where you are right now just stay where you are. Stay there and enjoy the moment. Enjoy it for as long as you can. Because those uncomfortable times will come. For sure. And then it's time to reinvent yourself.
But for now just try to make sure that you enjoy those moments of comfort for as long as you can so you have enough energy for those moments where it just doesn't feel right anymore.
Sometimes it's just too damn hard to see the paradise when you're already living in it...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]