Most people are quick to bet on anything but themselves. They invest in the stock market, crypto, new companies but forget to bet on themselves.
Why is that? It’s a tragedy.
Albert Einstein was right, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”
Education is lifelong. It goes far beyond formal education.
Consistent learning improves almost every area of your life: your career, health, relationships and self-knowledge.
The ROI for investing in yourself:
- career upgrade for a better life
- Life skills upgrade for smarter living
- Good mental models for high level thinking
Investing in yourself is one of the smartest things you can do. After all, you are your own most valuable asset.
This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to neglect personal growth and self-development when we leave school and start our careers.
Investing in yourself is one of the most important and life-changing decisions you can make.
It is essential to your success and boosts confidence, motivation, productivity, and creativity. But not only does it affect you personally, but it also has a ripple effect on those around you as well.
Roy T. Bennett explains it beautifully, “There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you.”
An investment in yourself is the engine of your wealth
“Invest in yourself. Your knowledge is the engine of your wealth.” — Warren Buffett
Investing in yourself can mean many different things, such as: learning a new skill that can make you indispensable in the future, learning weekly from smart people via newsletters and reading great books to upgrade your knowledge.
It can also mean improving your health by eating exactly what your body needs to age well and investing in your body by adding exercise routines to your schedule.
“Life is growth. If we stop growing, technically and spiritually, we are as good as dead,” Morihei Ueshiba said.
An investment in your future self is more than learning a new skill. Some of the best investments in yourself also include a retirement fund you can rely on when you can’t work again, saving for emergencies and practicing self-care.
Investing in yourself is more than just making a financial investment. It includes investing your time, energy, knowledge, and resources into yourself.
Investing in yourself is one of the best decisions you can make.
Investing in personal development will yield exponential returns. You’ll find that your expertise, knowledge, and skills will grow due to this investment.
Investing in yourself or your happiness doesn’t have to cost a fortune.
You can start small and take tiny steps towards a better future.
Invest small amounts monthly. Feed your brain by learning from experts via biographies, blogs, podcasts or newsletters. Practice self-care by scheduling time to recover, reset or re-energize.
The more you invest in yourself, the more successful you will become in your professional and personal life.
This post was previously published on MEDIUM.COM.
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