Why would you dare chase things in the future without working for them? You can’t cheat nature so be calm, self-disciplined, sore and you will fly high like the eagle. It is time to learn how to invest in yourself to attain success in the near future. You can make it if you make the right decisions today.
Today, I feel the need to share with you some of the best ways on how to invest in yourself to be successful in life. I will further explain how your choices, decisions, together with your investment correlate with natural laws that affect every one of us.
Look around you, in this hectic world, everyone seems busy moving here and there. There is one common motive behind their movements; “HAPPINESS or SUCCESS.”
Early in the morning mankind begins a journey of 24 hours of which each second, minute, and hour is irreversible.
Be Mindful Of The Unnecessary Pressure From People
It is common to hear people ask;
• are you married?
• what’s your profession?
• do you have a car?
• do you have kids?.
If you reply “No”, this fellow will make you think you are lacking behind. They ask as if life is a grocery store where you go and pick whatever you want and pay. Uh oh, it doesn’t work like that.
Never get frustrated for not having all these but you can have them if you take the right steps. Start today by planning well for your future.
Many often, our youth today invest in unreasonable and unimportant things. The stupidest of all is a young guy investing so much in a girl with the hope of marrying her in the future.
If things turn out to be what it was not supposed to be; break up will lead to emotional pains, regrets, loss of money, time, energy, suicide, etc Don’t allow today’s gratification steal your future success and happiness.
Indeed, there is time for everything and everything happens for a reason. Dare not eat dessert before dinner. I mean don’t focus or invest in unimportant things which add no value to your life.
Instead pay attention to what is really necessary, “your wants.” Find all the good ideas on how to invest in yourself and put them into action.
There are several occasions guys fall into retrogressive situations. It is time to wise up. Know when, how and best ways of investing in important things.
Take The Responsibility — Invest In Yourself
Remember, you are responsible for every step you take. Nature is not bias, you have all that it takes to achieve success. But the biggest question here is; “Are you doing proper self-investment or you are investing in something unimportant?”
“Invest in yourself first. Expect nothing from no one and be willing to work for everything. ” – Tony Gaskins
No one will be responsible for your mischiefs. You choose the path for yourself and make decisions on your own.
You are yourself, the steering wheel of your life is in your own hands. People who practice self-discipline towards their goals are always one step ahead.
Building A Solid Foundation That Leads To Success
The first thing every successful-minded person does is to build a strong foundation in life. It is about establishing yourself well before you incorporate third parties. Be the source of your happiness and don’t let anything or anyone be the source of your happiness.
There is crazy investment advice that says you must be stingy when building your future. Channel every resource you have into your future plan. When you become successful, then you open your arms to help others. So prioritize yourself when building your future.
Mankind cannot be trusted. Learn how to invest in yourself to solidify your reputation, health, career, etc. This is more like implementing Marlow’s law of need which starts with safety needs.
Are you safe enough to protect someone else?…. A strong foundation last longer. In case of misfortunes or insolvency, you can bounce back quickly to your state without much stress.
The Natural Laws That Affects People’s Life Journey To Success
The law of cause and effects States that “for every effect, there is a specific cause or series of a cause.”
The “law of sowing and reaping” is a biblical concept that is a variation of the “law of cause and effects.”
The Bible States ” Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.”(Galatians 6:7)
Be mindful, it is not everything worth investing in. Be cautious. After you have invested in yourself, paid the full price and let yourself off the hook of life distress like poverty, disgrace, enemies, and their schemes; Then you can go further to invest in other things like your desired career or any reasonable project.
Just like what I said, you are the default machine of success. Your intelligence, skills, knowledge, passion, perseverance, hard work, virtues, values, etc. all accounts for this.
This goes a long way of reminding us that how you spend your money, time, energy and everything would result in something.
The main point I want to bring to your mind is about making a proper self-investment. The productive use of time, money, and energy will result in something beneficial.
It is not about spending more hours watching television, gambling, having fun, gossiping, womanizing, etc. It is about channeling your resources into something worthy. You are the ‘default machine of success.’
Know how to invest in yourself, spend time reading life-changing books, learn about the secrets of successful men like Bill Gates, Warren Buffett, Elon Musk, etc.
Bill Gates for instance sacrificed his time by boycotting TV and other pleasurable activities to build his Microsoft business. He spent about 3 to for 4 years.
Do you want to achieve success? then learn how to invest in yourself by learning from people like Bill Gates. Do what successful people do, and do it with passion. Surely you will also make greater achievements.
Be Part Of The Long Term-Thinkers – Knowing How To Invest In Yourself
Perhaps the most successful people are those who could look into the future with feasible dreams. In order to enjoy never-ending happiness, you must think ahead of time. Have a long-term plan for your life, career, relationships, marriage. Be a futurist.
It is not a long time since I published an article about “why everyone is thinking about the future.” There are two major reasons behind that should be known by any ambitious person.
Successful people make a proper self-investment before they extend it to other third parties. They make sure they do what they are passionate about consistently in the short run which results in long-term profits.
The major secret here is “Sacrifice“. Yes!, they have to do everything in their power to pursue their goals until they finally reach the promised land which is full of milk and honey.
My dear, long-term thinkers or planners never give up on their goals. They boldly face all challenges.
They lay down a proper foundation for their future. They would have to spend more hours or years studying, preparing, investing, upgrading their skills to make themselves valuable at every point of their lives. They are dynamic but never lose focus of their ultimate goal.
Successful people would never sacrifice most of their time socializing or having fun which has less or no value for them. Remember that, time is money and so never waste your time on less important or unimportant things.
Think twice before you spend your time, money, energy on anything. There is nothing free on earth. Always you have to give something out to gain something.
Successful people know about this secret so they never hesitate to give out something. They mostly give out (invest) their time, money, etc into profitable things. It doesn’t matter how much it will cost them.
Even if they can’t pay in full, they will pay in halves. Forget about the so-called “quick money” offers and invest in yourself, talent, career or anything worthy of your time. Be ready to sweat today so that you can reap more profits out of your self-investment.
A friend of mine used to say;
“A fish bait is used to catch a fish.”
Meaning you have to invest money to get money. However, you are worth more than money. That is why you should find all the possible ways to know how to invest in yourself.
By investing in yourself you enjoy these benefits:
1. You increase in knowledge
2. You become mentally strong
3. Your health improves
4. The future would look promising
5. People will respect you
6. The right people will be attracted to you (law of attraction)
The Truth Behind Short Term Gain And Its Long-Term Pain
The Saddest Truth
It is good to yearn for success but not in a crafty way. Shortcuts won’t lead you anywhere. It would rather bring you irreparable brokenness.
Here there are two different laws that affect you.
1. The Law Of Unintended Consequences
This law states that ” the unintended consequences of an action can be far worse than the intended consequences of that behavior because of lack of long-term thinking.”
2. The Law Of Perverse Consequences
This law also states that ” a short-term action aimed at immediate gratification can lead to perverse or the opposite, consequences from those at which it was aimed.”
Let me expatiate the second law a little. If you invest using your money, energy, time, etc. to derive happiness out of this but things wrong; It means you weren’t careful when taking that step. The result of your investment would be worse (deficit).
In view of this, it would be better off, if you did not make any investment. For example, a young guy who works so hard but invested his money in a girl, taking care of her feeding, clothing, school fees, etc., and finally the girl turns down on him. Making the gentleman’s investment worthless.
The Final Advice
To end it all, long-term thinkers are the real gurus of success. They never forgot the power of self-investment. You must know how to invest in yourself to get a beautiful future. You and I could be one of these billionaires out there.
Don’t complain too much. Start doing something you are passionate about, set lofty aims. You have any talent, develop it into a career.
Sacrifice and work tirelessly toward your goals. It doesn’t matter how long it takes for little drops of water make a mighty ocean.