Okay, you are wondering about this. How can you invest in yourself so that your future self will be appreciative of what you are doing today? What exactly can you do now that will help you create a future that you desire? When talking about investment, most people often think about stock, bonds, or real estate investment. And you do this to receive monetary appreciation. That is fantastic, but much more important is the investment you make in yourself.
Investing in yourself goes beyond monetary value; it is about becoming a better you. Your single greatest asset is yourself, and making sure that you continue to advance and grow both personally and professionally is a wise move to make. Investing in yourself will ultimately unleash your potentials, expand your horizon, and creates more possibilities for you.
Are you looking to become a better you? Then you should consider investing in yourself. Here are ten powerful ways you can invest in yourself.
1. Invest in a mentor:
There is no better way to express this than to use Isaac Newton’s quote that says, “If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants” To see further and go far in life, you need to identify the giants upon whose shoulders you can stand. The giants are your mentors, who have more knowledge and experience than you in any particular realm of life. You can become a better you by investing in mentors or coaches who will guide and motivate you to achieve your goals. Identify a particular area of life you want to get better at and connect with people who are already successful in that field.
2.Invest in learning
Learning is a lifelong process. You should never get tired or give up on learning new things. You should invest in improving your skills and acquiring new skills to continue to advance both in your personal and professional life. Learning new things will position you for new opportunities to accomplish more of those important things to you. When learning stops, growth stops, so you need to be a constant learner to become a better you.
3. Invest in your future
There is definitely something you are craving for, whether to build a retirement nest egg, pay off your mortgage, climb the corporate career ladder, own your own business. It would be best if you channeled your investment into creating that future you desire. Yes, enjoy the moment, but do not neglect the future. You should always have short-term, medium-term, and long-term goals, and all must be taken care of without sacrificing the others.
4. Invest in books:
It is commonly said that “readers are leaders” I will add to it that readers are the ones who shape our world. This is because books can spark your creativity, stimulate your imagination, helps you relax, assists in figuring out solutions to issues we may be dealing with, and you can gain new insights and perspectives by reading books. Investing in books, whether fiction or non-fiction, can help you become a better you.
5. Invest in assets
In the game of improving net worth, he who invests more in assets than liabilities will always come up on top. If you spend all your money while working accumulating liabilities, you will arrive in the future, you will not be proud of. Investing in assets that generate income can help you to build a financially secure future, one that will make you proud. If you want a future free of financial worries, start today by investing in assets that will generate sustainable and reliable passive income for a long time.
6. Invest in happiness
If life is about the pursuit of happiness, you should invest in things that bring you happiness. If you enjoy traveling, you should put that as part of your plans; you should engage in creative activities to bring more fun to you. Do more of what you love and enjoy, even when you don’t get paid for it. To become a better you, you need to know those things that bring you happiness and spend more time doing them.
7. Invest in comfort
Who doesn’t like the basic comfort in life. You should invest in those things that make your life more comfortable. When it comes to spending money, you should spend money to buy comfort rather than put yourself in discomfort so you can save money. Whenever possible, and if you can afford it, upgrade to fly first class, pay for valet parking, extra to skip long lines at water parks, spend more to buy quality products, rather than save a penny on cheap products.
8. Invest in your health
This is a no-brainer. To live a long healthy life, you need to invest in your health. Exercise regularly, eat good and healthy food, get enough sleep every day, limit alcohol intake, avoid smoking, rest, and relax more often. By making conscious efforts to stay healthy, you will boost your immune systems, making you feel better, healthier, and more agile.
9. Invest in people
The people around you will have a significant influence on your outlook on life. Your friends and families are an essential part of who you are, and you should take your time to stay in touch with them. Ensure you have a strong network of people who can help improve your life and bring out the best in you. Get rid of toxic people or those that will drag you down or distract you from accomplishing your goals.
10. Invest in time management:
Time is a limited resource; you need to maximize the use of your time. Time is an essential resource and asset that is equally distributed to every human being irrespective of age, race, gender, financial, social, or political status. The way you manage each hour of every day will significantly impact your productivity, which in turn will dictate whether you are successful or not in your endeavor. You need to get in control of controlling your time, eliminate those things that waste your time, and spend more of your time on those things that add value to your life.
The whole world may not know it yet, but you are an important person; you need to take proper care of yourself by investing in yourself, and that is the most significant investment you can make.