reinvent (oneself)

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reinvent (oneself)

To create a new style or persona for oneself; to change one's pursuits, way of life, etc. As a teenager, I was always trying to reinvent myself to be cooler or more mysterious. If you're feeling stuck in a rut with your job, maybe it's time to reinvent yourself.
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reinvent (oneself)

To take up a different career or a different way of life.
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A study from US-based magazine, Psychology Today, found that resolutions are a form of 'cultural procrastination', an effort to reinvent oneself.
While it is crucial to be able to reinvent oneself as the landscape around us changes, it is equally important to be aware of what is now going to give us pleasure, given the fluid changes at hand.
I think it is important to reinvent oneself continuously and diversify your craft.
Not to mention the feelings of violation that may stem from others seeing information about you that you would not like them to, it doesn't allow forgiveness for past misdeeds or the ability to reinvent oneself.
Asked by Babin what the snake evoked in Vikander, she replied, 'As an actress, I love the fact that the snake represents the shape-shifting symbol, which is something that I relate to very much, the willingness to reinvent oneself.
Besides saying goodbye to congregants, colleagues, and a career, it is equally important, as in any other loss, to take time to grieve and then to discover new meaning in life through which to reinvent oneself and grow to new heights.
To reinvent oneself and their business with any success, people will have to flip their mindset.
After much cogitating on the subject, she decided that it seemed that one could reinvent oneself in this new mysterious, musky world she was invading -- and who that new self was, people did not question.
The Beatles were one of the first to make it fashionable to reinvent oneself over and over again by constantly changing their music, clothes and ideas.
The new millennium MANDATES an ability to reinvent oneself at the drop of a hat embrace thinking out of the box, and to become comfortable .
Longevity is attributable to the ability to reinvent oneself every three years--such as learning a new skill set or taking on a new challenge or role.
Life on TV is very limited, so it would be a good idea to reinvent oneself if one plans to appear in many seasons of a show.
In this era of increasingly devalued skateboarding, it's rare that a professional is able to extend their legacy through other avenues outside of the industry, to reinvent oneself and find relevance in other arenas.
THE BEGINNING OF the calendar year is often a time to resolve to do things differently, to do better; it's a clean slate, a fresh start, a time to reinvent oneself (just ask the gyms and the weight loss industry).
Colleen Arnold, General Manager of IBM Europe, Middle East, and Africa, discussed the importance to reinvent oneself in order to succeed in a dynamic market and drew parallels between her personal reinvention and that of her employer, IBM, as it strived to maintain global IT leadership.