What comes to mind when you hear the word investing?
Is it putting your money in insurance, mutual funds, the stock market or even high-yield investments?
Some people only think about investing when they think about increasing their wealth.
Others roll their eyes when they hear the word, often claiming that they have no money to invest or feel that is too complicated a subject to even discuss.
Many people invest heavily in health supplements, personal trainers and beauticians to make themselves live longer, be healthier or look younger!
All these are legitimate considerations when it comes to investing, but I am writing about the most important investment a person can make in their lifetime – investing in yourself.
When you invest in yourself, it means taking on the importance of educating yourself. Education not in the academic or technical sense, though they are necessary skills to be developed in life. Our education does not and should not stop at college.
For a lot of working adults, their education stops after they leave college. They stop learning and therefore they stop growing.
Focusing on building your “human capital” is essential to be the best version of yourself.
Here are some of the impacts of not investing in yourself:
Loss of self-confidence
People who know their value, have something to say and others will listen. The moment you stop growing you begin losing your self-confidence gradually. You can invest in yourself by developing an understanding of the value that you possess and offer others. Learn to have the courage to speak your mind. The more you love yourself and own the value that you offer, the more confident you will become in sharing it with others.
Find it difficult to excel
Read educational books. Books or audio books are an excellent resource to build your knowledge and expertise in any area but the moment you stop investing in your knowledge and expertise you will start finding it difficult to come out on top.
Loss of focus
When you stop growing you start losing focus and giving up on dreams you once had, you start getting rid of the list of everything you want to achieve, do, see, feel and experience in your life.
You probably have some idea of what you want to see in your life in the future. Financial freedom is probably right up there along with a healthy body and mind, and maybe some new knowledge and skills you want to have picked up along the way.
We all want these basic things, and probably a lot more as well. The only problem is that most of us aren’t making the necessary investments to have them.
There are 4 simple things you can start doing now to invest in yourself successfully and receive a return, you could:
It is never too late to start.
Own Your Goal!
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