01/17/2014 03:36 pm ET Updated Mar 19, 2014


Are you ready to stop and get off the hamster wheel of life that's just not reaching the place you think you want to go? Are you really living your dreams? It's ok to want that. You know you can have it with a big wake up call to yourself, a dose of reality, and a passion for self-adventure.

So when it comes to reinventing your life, isn't it daunting to even consider how you might accomplish that? After all, you've been moving along for 20, 30, 40 + years in one direction.

The notion of a change of direction, a sharp left turn is exciting and even adventurous but really, not as easy as it sounds. Nonetheless, exciting! So if you really wanted to consider it, even if just for a moment, wouldn't it be worth it? If you could end up with what you wanted, living the life you only fantasize about?

It really is possible. You just have to be prepared for bumps, challenges, sleepless nights, awe-inspiring moments and lots of people being very envious of you for having the courage to take the leap and go for what you want and definitely what you deserve! Oh, and the ultimate result -- happiness!

So, this is a journey and it can be short for little reinventions, long and arduous for big reinventions but whatever you see, it can be yours.

I've talked in my blogs on the Huffington Post for the last year, about the lists, the journey, the action plans and I will say it over and over, you have to create your roadmap to get to your destination.

Think of something you've talked about doing for years but haven't been able to accomplish. Did you make a list of your goals and map out the process and steps to accomplish your goal? Sound silly? Well it isn't. It actually is like clicking on Yahoo! Maps when you're trying to get to an unknown destination -- you get the visual map, the step-by-step directions and the amount of time it will take you given the various routes you choose from. Notice that you also end up at your destination when you follow the road map!?

This is the same exercise only what you're trying to accomplish is MUCH more important -- this is your life!!!

So chart your course and own the life you want. It's yours for the taking.

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.

-- Lao Tzu

People often say that motivation doesn't last. Well, neither does bathing -- that's why we recommend it daily.

-- Zig Ziglar

In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.

-- Bill Cosby

Enjoy and #HappyReinventing
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