Reinvention. As we progress through life, that seems to be the key. Everyday we are getting older, and we acquire more knowledge, and are put in different situations. If we didn’t reinvent ourselves to fit our new situations, I am not sure that we would get through the changes.
I’m sure it is different for everyone, but for me, I like the idea of trying lots of different things. Some people might say one shouldn’t dabble in many things, but rather become a master of one thing. I would put myself firmly into the dabble category and I am more than happy to be there though I sometimes wonder if that might also put me into the ‘flighty’ category too. I don’t think I care really. The one thing I do want to focus on though, is to develop my finishing skills. The danger with trying lots of things and of reinvention, is that when your mind is buzzing with ideas, sometimes things don’t get all the way to completion before the next idea takes hold. There are so many things I want to do which will all contribute to the person I am yet to be. The person I am today is beginning to realise I really need to get on with my ‘must-do’ list as time waits for no man. So that requires a reinvention to start with, to get my ideas and my motivations and actions all on the same page.
No-one remembers the guy who was going to fix the world or whatever. They do remember the guy that did.
So, rather than say I am going to do x, y and z though, I want to be able to say I HAVE DONE x, y, z. This was the inspiration for the reinvention poem above. In other words, show, don’t tell. I’m going to use it as my own personal reinvention mantra.
Do not mention your intention
To pursue a re-invention
If it’s worthy of attention
Let them see your new dimension
Reinvention Poem by Ms Moem