The word “invest” means to put money into something expecting a return in the future. The results you want are very much like the return you expect from an investment of money, but most of what you might desire doesn’t require an investment of money. Instead, it requires an investment of time, attention, and effort.
Are You Invested?
If you make a minimal, one-time investment, you will receive an equally small return on that investment. If you make a reasonable investment, you might get a slightly higher return, having put more in. However, if you invest a large amount consistently, the performance will match your investment.
What type of investment are you making in your goals and ambitions? As it pertains to the things you claim are important to you, how large is your investment and how consistently are you making it?
Some Investments You Might Consider
- The Investment in Your Health: There is no more significant investment than the one you make in your health. Every result you produce depends on this one, and that makes it an excellent choice for a substantial, consistent investment. Are you investing enough? Are you investing consistently?
- The Investment in Your Personal Growth: This bullet point is almost redundant, but it isn’t. If you are the most excellent resource you will ever have, and if you own that asset free and clear, why wouldn’t you invest in its improvement?
- The Investment in Your Soul: Soul. Spirit. Consciousness. That part of you that seems to live outside of yourself. The investment you make here multiplies all your other investments. This is another investment in your overall health.
- The Investment in Your Relationships: The reason to make the investments above is so you can maximize the investment you make in relationships, life’s most major currency and the one by which you are most likely to judge your success.
- The Investment in Your Business and Finances: If you want choices, freedom, and the ability to make a greater contribution, you need to invest in your business and financial results. Money isn’t everything, but it isn’t nothing either. It may not be most important, and you wouldn’t want to trade for anything above, but it’s worth investing in gaining enough—and then more than enough.
When you put money in most investment vehicles, you may or may not realize a return, no matter how safe the bet seems, and no matter who else might be making the same investment. There is simply no vehicle more certain to provide a return that exceeds the investment you make in yourself.
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