03/15/2012 02:24 pm ET Updated May 15, 2012

The Reinvention Exchange: Courage, Focus, Inspiration

The process of Reinventing any aspect of our lives requires courage, focus and inspiration. Is it spiritual, a relationship, or your career that needs a little shaking up?

Courage is key to all that Reinvention comes with. Change, new territory, getting out of your comfort zone, trying new things, insecurity about it not working out. Courage is also what can drive you to try new things that you only dream about. Courage gives you the strength to embrace new ideas, regardless of the obstacles or people that might try to hold you back. Dig deep and find your Courage. You know it's there, just allow it to shine.

Focus is the skill that you want to sharpen -- enabling you to be clear about WHAT you want and HOW you're going to get there. Identifying those goals and creating that road map are critical to the process. Allowing yourself to think about it vaguely and not really identifying the details will not help you accomplish your dreams. No matter how big or how small, the step by step process is like simply putting one foot in front of the other.

Inspiration -- this is what motivates us. Whether it's a great quote, a brilliant leader, a friend who's accomplished something special, someone you've read about that dared to dream and go for it. Inspiration comes in many forms -- figure out what yours is. Don't take it for granted. Mine is when the sun shines!

What's your inspiration and how do you put it to work? The Reinvention Exchange is a new place for Reinventing Your Life so be sure to share your stories, ideas, thoughts, sources of Courage, Focus and Inspiration.

"We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light." -- Plato

Find YOUR light.

Enjoy and Happy Reinventing!

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