Investing is a good idea most of the time. You could invest in real estate, stocks, mutual funds, whatever. However, you cannot forget to invest in yourself! Most people settle down and stop investing in themselves from an early age where they separate those who work for nothing and those who work for their new home worth millions! With the fact that most people settle and just give up at 20, it really isn’t that hard to get ahead of the game and be a leader in any industry or lifestyle. With that said, let’s get the ball rolling if we delve a little deeper into the gruesome and common art of settling down.
1. Get ahead of the game – Start by increasing your education. Our brains are powerful tools in which they can hold a lot of information, you are simply limiting yourself by not filling it in. Take a pottery class or go online and take an educational course on personal finance or budgeting and whatever. Don’t settle for mediocrity! The only people in this world who will try to keep you from investing in yourself are the broke people!
2. Become a leader – If you speak better, know more, perform better and all those benefits, then it is practically impossible not to become a leader in whatever industry you are involved in. If you are a nurse, for example, and can answer questions that only a doctor could, my only logical assumption is that you will see an increase in your income before any other nurse in the hospital you work for. Makes sense! My knowledge of computers and marketing a few years ago was meager, but after making a mature and determined effort to expand greatly in both arenas, I have become a leader in both industries.
3. Trust – The power of trust is truly remarkable. For example, I used to be afraid of math, even basic equations! I took the time and invested in my math education and self-taught through online avenues through Calculus. This does not mean that you now love math or that you are a skilled mathematician capable of solving linear inequalities on the fly. However, when I see an equation, the numbers no longer terrify me. I am very confident in my mathematical ability to know if I work on it long enough and stay focused and relaxed I will likely discover the correct answer. The power of confidence is taking a task and understanding that you can handle it, no matter how difficult or challenging it may be.
If you go over the top three reasons why you should invest in yourself, you will quickly realize that they are steps to take too. Steadily increase your education and start making waves in your industry. Then become a leader in whatever industry you are in, practically taking care of yourself for cause and effect to increase your overall awareness. Finally, harness the power of trust and use it to your advantage to continue the process.