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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The modern term for it is reinventing yourself. Some people change so much that nobody knows who they are anymore.
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This brings me back to the panel I moderated during the MAP and the Filipino CEO Circle's Women Next forum, titled, 'The Future of Work (Reinventing Yourself and Staying Relevant).
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Reinventing yourself can sometimes be a conscious move, or it can be something you just stumble upon.
But sometimes it's not about constantly reinventing yourself - it's about continuing to do what you already do well.
"Things get boring quickly so you just have to keep reinventing yourself. You got to keep the train moving" - Singer Rita Ora.
"This is the politics of the stab in the back, behaviour more suited to the antics of student union politics than the chamber of the House of Commons" Conservative MP Julian Lewis attacks a Tory/Lib Dem plot to topple John Bercow as Commons Speaker "Things get boring quickly so you just have to keep reinventing yourself. You got to keep the train moving, you know" Singer Rita Ora, below "On your feet, big guy, and give me a snog" TV's Kay Burley's reported greeting on meeting Jeremy Paxman as they prepared for the television bouts with David Cameron and Ed Miliband "I am vain about being as fit as I can be, not about my wrinkles.
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"The thing about international cricket these days is you've got to keep reinventing yourself because there's nowhere to hide with all the technology we've got these days.
The best thing about reinventing yourself is that you are free to get rid of all those things you hate.
And last night Trapattoni said: "You stay young if you keep searching for new things and keep reinventing yourself - but you become old if you dwell on your results."
FASHION is all about reinventing yourself and moving on with a new look.
Reinventing yourself calls for selfesteem - another core element of resilience - as well as the ability to persuade other people to accept your view of yourself.