Reinventing yourself is often talked about,
It is the mantra in vogue, without a doubt
Open your mind and your purse, get a makeover
Live the life that you’ve dreamt of, before it is over
That is what “lifestyle consultants” proclaim
You could be a new person behind the old name..
Unfortunately the methods of reinvention
Seem to be archaic and prone to repetition
Weight loss, change of clothing and hair style
While these help you go forward an extra mile
May make you more outgoing and confident
But getting a new skin does not reinvent
The person that is truly, sincerely you-
Reinventing yourself completely implies
Changing yourself more deeply than you may realize
Challenging and changing your beliefs deep-seated
Radically, completely, or your purpose is defeated
It takes courage to perform an honest assessment
Of your own shortcomings, without resentment
It takes willpower to change your beliefs and actions
While consciously ignoring others’ reactions..
Reinvention is for yourself, not for an audience
It cannot be done under any false pretense
It involves introspection, a difficult journey
Full of surprises, on the road to self-discovery..
So reinvent yourself, by all means do
Emerge from the process happier too!