Science tells us that parts of our body are in a constant state of regeneration. Our marvelous machine discards what is no longer useful replaces it with something fresh.

And so it is with the world around us. Jobs come and go. Relationships evolve; some friends grow with us while others grow away from us.

Those who consistently thrive anticipate change and reinvent for it. The Roman philosopher Seneca is supposed to have said, “Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity.”

I would add that fate favors preparation for the unexpected.

Melanie Pinols, writing in Lifehacker says, “Lucky people generate their own good fortune via four basic principles. They are skilled at creating and noticing chance opportunities, make lucky decisions by listening to their intuition, create self-fulfilling prophesies via positive expectations, and adopt a resilient attitude that transforms bad luck into good.”

In the words of my friend, the author and award-winning film maker Dänna Wilberg, lucky people also, “Get stuff done.” It’s ok to dream. Nothing happens until you “do.”

Take a moment to assess where you are in the important dimensions of your own adventure. What is your game plan if you job evaporated tomorrow? How have your purpose, passion and talents evolved over the past year? Are you still living at the magical intersection of all three… where happiness lives?

If you are feeling off center, it’s time to reassess the contents of your personal toolbox to redetermine how you can add value.

Agility does not necessarily require light speed decisions. Give yourself the gift of time for reinvention within the context of the values you espouse, the people you love and energetic capacities you have.

Build slowly, carefully, and well. Solicit trusted advice. Stay in circulation.

The biblical maxim, “Seek and ye shall find,” has a basis in statistical fact. Turn your focus to whatever you think puts purpose, passion, and talent back in the crosshairs.

Doors will open. Opportunities will appear. You can emerge from the darkest valleys into the sunlight of a brighter future.

Reinvention, like setbacks, is a given. That’s why we always try to get back up whenever we stumble. Many a race is often won, not by the fastest or most talented, but by the person who can keep going.

Zig Ziglar liked to say, ‘You don’t have to be someone else to be successful. You just have to be the best version of you.’ Reinvention is about rediscovering and enhancing your authentic self.

Embrace change, stay positive, and move forward. Wherever you may be at this moment, journey of reinvention begins now – go out there and make it extraordinary!