Welcome to another in the Fresh Start Mondays series, where we change the narrative…
Today we will be talking about making wise investments. Our focus will not be on financial investments, but that of our time and talents. This is a topic of great importance because each and every individual need to invest in themselves. The value of self-investment is often overlooked, so let’s take a look at it.
Invest can simply be described as making a commitment in order to gain a return. And making wise choices usually involves consideration being given to the variables involved and ultimately making the best choice given the circumstances.
A colleague recently asked me, “how is it that you seem to have accomplished so much at such a young age?” Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, I have been investing in myself all this time to be the best I can be and to give the best that I can offer.
With that said, may we take a moment to reflect on our choices. Are we using our time wisely, in a manner that will yield fruit? Have we been honing our talents, spending time to perfect our craft? Or are we, simply being blown by the wind?
It is important to note, that if we wish to have any of our dreams materializing, that we should invest in ourselves. Whether it be a promotion at work, starting a healthier lifestyle and even to find that harmony in our life. By investing in ourselves, we will be able to fulfil our dreams as we grow and develop.
At the same time nothing is wrong if we decide, to invest in others along the way. We often do it without even realizing that it is being done, but we cannot always put the needs of others before our own when we have a goal to attain. It is of paramount importance for us to recognize that we cannot invest in others at the expense of ourselves, routinely.
Self-investment helps to propel us forward by
- keeping our goals as priorities so we are not distracted by the unimportant
- being focused on priorities, our world opens to opportunities that are in line with our goals
- gives us more time to focus on priorities thereby, practicing better time management and honing our craft in the same breath
- focus on priorities, helps us to attain our dreams as it eliminates distractions
- enables us to become the best version of ourselves in each season
- makes our life so much easier
So, take the time, make the effort and use the energy required for self-investment, our lives will be transformed… my life is being transformed as will yours…
Let’s change the narrative and invest in ourselves as we journey to the best version of ourselves.