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By Ronnie Toofan
Have you ever experienced something that changed your life forever?
Many of us don’t really take life seriously enough until we face an overwhelming situation that moves us, shakes our beliefs and change our perspective. It could be the birth of a child, a death of a family member, an illness, a wedding, or anything that brings you some kind of enlightenment.
I could trace my paradigm shift back to 2012 when I visited one of the poorest countries in Asia.
Coming from a laid-back island in the Caribbean, where people party a lot and don’t worry much about what’s happening with the rest of the world, I could not imagine how people there managed to survive in such bad conditions, without money, food and shelter.
While I was on my way to the immigration office, I saw 6 little kids sharing a box of rice without any meat or vegetables in it. I also encountered a woman carrying her baby while begging for some food and I also witnessed a family living in a small cart parked under a tree beside a very busy, polluted and dangerous highway.
It made me feel so guilty to realize that while I was wasting food, spending money on alcohol, and complaining about endless little things in my life, there were people on the other side of the world without anything to eat, yet they find happiness in few cents and a little amount of food.
Suffice it to say when I came back to my country I started to see things differently and worked on gradually changing my bad habits and my lifestyle. I have been repurposing my life since then and have been consistently finding ways of helping the underprivileged.
Repurposing your life is taking an initiative to change something, adding value to it and modifying it to achieve an objective that you have in mind.
It is a journey that you decide to take when you realize that you want to make something of yourself. It is making a commitment to dedicate a part of your life to something that really matters.
It is our first step to discover our real self, not the self that we imagined ourselves to be, not the one that we think we need to be and definitely not the person that others wants us to be.
To rebuild your life, you have to make time and sincerely commit to it no matter how difficult the struggle can be.
If you know in your heart that what you’re doing is something serious and serves a good purpose, it would be easier to keep your spirits high and get things done, no matter what it takes.
When you’re looking for genuine happiness in your relationship, Rebecca Norris suggests stopping your insecurities from sabotaging your chances of finding love.
I particularly love this line: “There’s someone whose ‘crazy’ mixes well with yours.” We should always keep our heads up and think that there’s someone out there who sees you perfectly despite whatever issues you may have.
Realize that there’s more to you than meets the eye.
Our insecurities make us delusional. It makes us create problems that are not really there and makes us feel like failures.
The truth is everyone has a bit of baggage, it’s not just you man. So, lighten up your load, get rid of that unnecessary feeling and put it all behind you before you start a new relationship.
Repurposing is not just for our personal life. It can also be used to tap into our creativity and deliver better business results.
Take as many ideas as you want from the world around you and make them your own.
Creative people don’t actually create things from nothing. In fact, they repurpose ideas to save time and effort and create valuable solutions from it. It’s a trend often seen in e-commerce.
Kristi Hines gives us instructions on how to repurpose content from today’s hottest social media platforms.
The piece provides a variety of ways to use different networks such as Blab, Snapchat, Facebook Live, Periscope, Meerkat Video and Anchor Audio to create unique content that can go a long way and boost audience engagement.
Mistakes are part of our lives, whether we like it or not. However, we have the power to correct ourselves and alter our function to make our lives more vibrant and more meaningful.
When it comes to our physical and mental health, we tend to commit errors that hold us back from becoming fit.
To avoid these bad habits, try single-tasking, a simple strategy to change just one habit every two weeks.
Drastic changes in our lifestyle can be extremely daunting and overwhelming, especially if you’re pushing yourself to do everything all at once. However, taking one step at a time is an effective tactic to make a habit stick and get long-lasting results.
Re-designing your meaning and purpose also means strengthening your abilities, gaining new knowledge and increasing your capacity.
It’s basically a process of upgrading yourself.
And to help you gain extraordinary powers that you will need in your journey to achieving a higher purpose in life, check this out – “Monks With Superhuman Abilities Show Scientists What We Can All Do.”
With the help of various ancient techniques such as meditation, static dancing, drumming, praying, fasting and many more, you can possibly advance your innate powers and become a superhuman.
In essence, repurposing is claiming your right to second chance, cleaning up your mess, correcting your mistakes and rebuilding what’s broken. It’s a means to start over and make things better.