Investing in yourself is one of the best gift you could ever give yourself and like most investment, the returns/dividend are long-term. Investing in oneself should be a lifetime practice.
The question you might want to ask Is, “what exactly does investing in oneself mean? “, “how does one invest in oneself? “, “what are the benefits of investing in oneself? “.
I’ll try my best to use this post to answer these questions.
- Invest in MYSELF, WHAT?
Many times when you hear the word INVEST, what comes to your mind most times is financial investment, and though that is part of it, investment is beyond that. According to English Dictionary, to invest also means “To spend money, time, or energy into something, especially for some benefit or purpose.”
That is, investment can be defined as committing resources into something, for future benefit or purpose. This, investing in yourself means committing resources (such as time, energy or money) into yourself for a purpose or future benefit. It means you consider yourself important enough to improve on.
- Invest in MYSELF, WHY?
The first reason why you should invest in yourself is: IF YOU DO NOT INVEST IN YOURSELF, NO ONE ELSE WILL.
Other reasons why you should invest in yourself are:
— It builds self-confidence
— It makes for a better you
–It changes the way you interact with others
— It reflects the way you see yourself and proves that you are not stagnant. You are important, it is important that you know this.
— It helps to secure your future. The best time to build the future you want is now
- Invest in MYSELF, WHEN?
Like I mentioned earlier, self-investment should be a lifetime practice and it should start as soon as early as possible maybe as early as you can spell your name. An adage says ” The best time to plant a tree is 20 years ago, the next best time is NOW”, you might have spent the earlier part of your life ‘faffing’* but it’s better late than never.
Aim to live a life of value, aim to be better than you were a year/month/week/day ago. Learn, serve, give and aim to die empty.
I hope you enjoyed reading this post as much as (and maybe more than) i did writing it. What are your thoughts on investing in oneself? In what ways have you been investing in yourself?
So, it’s the blog 2-year anniversary this month and I’m not sure how to celebrate this. What would you suggest as the best way to celebrate this?
Let’s get talking, see you in the comment section.
P.S: watch out for the part two of this post where I’ll share with you ways and areas in which you should invest yourself.
‘faffing’ – a state of being idle.