Some people lose themselves in others. It’s a convenient way to avoid looking at themselves.
Some of the most profound conversations you could have are the ones you have with yourself.
You are the most valuable asset in your life. That may sound strange, but it’s true. Ultimately, you are responsible for investing in you. The routes you take and when you take them make all the difference. Yet the desired goal remains the same: to become a better you.
You may have a different starting point in life from others, but the grand thing about this is you don’t have to remain on the starting line once you’ve discovered there’s a finish line. Your finish line may be different from the next person’s finish line, but it doesn’t matter, your focal point gives you direction for your life. You don’t even have to know how to get to your finish line in the beginning, you just have to know there is one, and all you have to do is figure out how to take the next step. What’s so amazing about the race is once you take the first step, you’ve moved from where you were, making it possible to take the next step. However, if you refuse to take a step, the next step will never be possible.
It’s interesting that people take different approaches in the race of life. Some remain at the starting point, making excuses of why they can’t take steps forward. Some start the race easily but allow distractions to move them off course. Some run the race steadily but get tired along the way. They move to the side to rest, but after moving to the side, never get back on track. Some start later than others, but when they capture the vision, they move with all diligence to the end. Then others move forth continuously, never forgetting what they started out to do.
That being said, it’s wise to invest in yourself continuously. Do you need more education to get where you’re going? Then get it. Don’t use the excuse that it will take too much of your time. Time will pass whether you do anything productive or not. Do you need to learn more about your trade? Then research it through the resources that are available. Etch out time consistently to get informed.
Whatever you need to do to invest in yourself, do it. Remember, time waits for no one. And if you can’t see the value in yourself, how can you expect someone else to see it?
Once you start investing in yourself, you will begin to see the returns. Initially, they may be slow or fluctuate, but if you continue to invest, you will reap the benefits. And refuse to worry about where you are or what you see right now. Just get excited about investing, and prove your excitement by doing something to invest in yourself today!