Your investment catchment area is quite large. You invest in Gold, Life Insurance, ULIP, Shares, Mutual Funds, Real Estate, Arts, Commodities and what not. All forms of investments make a diversified portfolio.
But the most valuable investment you mostly miss is investing in yourself. In a fast and constantly changing world, investing in self is not only a necessary investment but a mandatory investment.
“An investment in self-development pays the highest dividends.” Debasish Mridha
Your real investing in self-starts once you are out of your degree in college.
“Whenever you read a good book, somewhere in the world a door opens to allow in more light”. Vera Nazarian
This is the reason successful people read many books. Books have the power to change the perspectives. A new perspective can change your life forever.
Cut your other unimportant priorities and find time for the book. Time invested in reading good books reaps a good return.
Lean new things. You may not join a formal course at a college but you can learn something you always wanted to learn.
It could be music, singing or even digital marketing. Anything new opens up the mind. It changes the pattern of your thinking.
Start something new. Maybe an NGO or a venture or a social project. New things want you to do newer things. This way you learn. To make things happen you need to go beyond your comfort zone.
What could be a better place to learn than outside of your comfort zone? You never know what you start small can become.
“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start”. Nido Qubein
Focus on fitness. Many people ignore their fitness in their pursuit to build a career and make money. This is a costly mistake.
Take charge of your fitness. This is the best investment you could make for yourself. Health is wealth we all know but most people ignore this precious wealth.
Take charge of your fitness as soon as possible.
Learn to be peace with yourself and with the world.
“A quiet and modest life brings more joy than a pursuit of success bound with constant unrest.” Albert Einstein.
This is an art. Work towards your mental peace. No insatiable pursuits for money, no grudges, no complain.
Try new things.
“Do not fear failure but rather fear not trying.” Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart
You always wanted to do things but you fear the failure. Try out things. Better to fail than to repent not trying. Failure is the best teacher.
“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page”. Saint Augustine
Travel to an unknown place. The lessons you will learn would be immense. You will know yourself more. How you react to the inconveniences, uncertainties, and unknown people.
Travelling teaches. Make the most out of it.
To become a better version of yourself you must experience new things in life. All your experiences will make a better person out of you.
“Income seldom exceeds personal development.” Jim Rohn
Invest in yourself should be your daily priority.