Have you ever wondered why the best remained the best in their field? Or how some businesses continue to thrive and others fall apart?
It’s called investing.
No, I don’t mean the kind found on Wall Street – although it’s a good idea. The kind of investment is the human kind. Better known as self-growth, it’s incredibly important to take some time to make time for yourself to grow.
I once heard a story on the importance of investment through the process of growing a plant. The more water and sunlight a plant has, the more likely it is to grow and thrive than the one who has too little water or sun. Those plants are just like us.
If we continue to nourish our minds and bodies with the right things, we will grow.
If you’re looking to start investing in yourself today, here are three ways to get started.
1. Go to the Nearest Bookstore or Library
Rene Descartes, the father of western philosophy, once said, “The reading of all good books is like a conversation with the finest minds of the century.”
And he’s right.
Bookstores and libraries are some of the best ways to learn from the masters.
What I love about these places is that they are a treasure trove, especially for the investor. Not only are there’s numerous topics to choose from, they are inexpensive, too.
If you’re not a bookworm, that’s still no excuse. Thanks to modern technology, there’s audiobooks and podcasts just waiting to be discovered- all on your cellphone.
2. Surround Yourself with Like-Minded Individuals
Another way to invest in yourself is to be around people who are also investing in themselves. By being around them, you’ll be even more encouraged to keep on investing.
Keep in mind that this also includes attending workshops or networking at an event.
Not really much of an extrovert? Numerous social media platforms like Facebook tend to have groups filled with people in your niche made to network all with the touch of your keyboard.
Be sure to be active in these groups as well. You need to be telling the people around you that you’re willing to invest in yourself, too.
3. Change Your Mindset
The mind is one of the most powerful forces in our body. From helping us do our daily tasks to simple things like eating, the mind helps shape our life.
This includes your perspective, too.
Have you ever met a person who looked at life negatively? It’s easy to tell based on how they react or respond to certain things. Sometimes, it’s these people who are telling you that you can’t accomplish your goals.
But if you’ve ever read the story of The Little Train Who Could, you also know that through the power of your mind, you can get where you need to be.
If you combine all three ways to invest in yourself, then you are on the road to success. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.
How will you invest in yourself today?