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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'Don't let that old woman in' !-- -- Many times, it is in reinventing oneself that one finds fulfillment in life.
Reinventing oneself is an exciting concept, but the road toward fulfillment, that is not glamorous.
Reinventing oneself requires adopting an approach of dialogue in view of understanding each other and arriving at consensus.
The artist says that reinventing oneself is most important in any form.
Martha Stewart's keynote speech focused on the Importance of learning new things dally, and always reinventing oneself towards personal success.
Wawrinka, a late bloomer, has shown that reinventing oneself, even at the age of 31, in a sport that requires so much in terms of physical and mental excellence, can still be done indeed.
D AY 3 of the ongoing Amazon India Fashion Week Spring/ Summer 2016 at NSIC Grounds, Okhla opened up a dialogue on reinventing oneself through design.
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The three-time Pulitzer Prize winner is almost certainly correct that current and future jobs and careers are about invention and creativity -- as well as retraining and even reinventing oneself as one's career proceeds.
Reinventing oneself becomes an imaginative feat in these arresting short stories.
"As we follow the ups and downs of her New York experience - making friends, avoiding her evil landlady and unexpectedly falling in love along the way - it seems that reinventing oneself as a 'thoroughly modern' individual is harder than it looks.
In the Arab region, where reinventing oneself is the prevailing process in several countries through which the winds of change have blown, fear stems from the absence of security valve traditions, such as a constitution, and from the majority, especially a majority issued from Islamist political parties, starting to consider "vetocracy" to be a right it has been blessed with by the democratic process.
One has to keep reinventing oneself when new technologies and new trends take over.
There is little doubt in my mind that the author achieves his goal of convincing the audience that without reinventing oneself, being innovative, and assuming responsibility for actions, sales will not be sustained over time.
That small event showed Martinez the power of reinventing oneself. A University of Oregon graduate who studied psychology, he had no professional writing experience, but after coming up with the concept for a self-published magazine about alcoholic drinks, he salvaged an industrial photocopier that was headed for the dump, then printed the first issue of BoozeWeek for free using a half-cartridge of leftover ink.