After Thanksgiving it’s the typical spend yourself into oblivion season. Unless you’ve been hiding under a rock, it’s hard to not hear about the stories of people getting into fights of pieces of merchandise at a local store. Or to hear about the countless numbers of individuals who rack up credit card debt buying gifts for the people around them.
Yet of all the things that people spend money on during the holiday season, how many of them actually generate a return? Most of the items are depreciating in nature. Sure you might have saved several hundred dollars on that brand new 60” Ultra HD TV, but what is it going to make you in the long run? You have to think beyond the TV itself, but look at the countless hours you will watch reality television shows to pass the time.
We live in a world where we are conditioned that it is the social norm to buy things items that depreciate in value. When was the last time you heard of a person getting excited about a book sale, or a discount on a seminar? You don’t!
This weekend there were many opportunities to invest in seminars and trainings that could potentially help you in your business. It was simply taking the time to notice what was out there.
So Why Invest In Yourself?
The answer is quite simple. It is the only investment that is guaranteed to generate a result, as it’s based off of your own efforts. How many times have you heard someone say that they wish they could afford to go on a vacation, or to buy a new car, etc etc. While those things are great, the only way that we can achieve the goals that we truly desire is we have to invest the time, energy and resources to create what we desire most in life.
The most successful people you see in the world today did not get there by luck. It was through hard work. Each of these individuals had to invest in themselves to achieve the success they are having. Not only did they invest in themselves, they are continuing investing into their future. The world that we live in is constantly evolving. If we do not evolve, it is very easy to be left behind.
How many people do you know in your life, that simply make the choice to not read anything except for magazines and a fictional novel from time to time.
To put things into perspective, imagine for a moment if you were to invest your time and energy to read a single book each and every week. What would your life look like after one year, or even 5 years. You will have read more books than what is required in a typical college education that people receive.
The biggest reason for investing in yourself though is to shorten the distance to achieving the success you are looking for. When it comes to seeking success in life, you have two options, the long way, or the smart way.
The long way is simply trying to figure everything out on your own with no assistance. How many people who are successful do you know did it 100% on their own without asking for any type of assistance? Zero. Everyone needs someone to help guide them through the process. Look at professional athletes. Each and every one of them has a coach or multiple coaches to keep them at peak performance levels. If they require it to be the absolute best, wouldn’t it be a good idea to have a coach or two in your corner guiding you along the path to success in life?
Invest In Yourself Today
Decide upon what you want to achieve in life. It is simply too short to not go after your goals. When you decide upon what you want to accomplish, seek out people who can help you get there by guiding your actions. With the right people in your corner, your goals will become achievable in a shorter period of time, allowing you the ability to scale and grow your business faster than you could on your own.
Are you ready to invest in yourself today?
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