Investment Strategy

I’ve been talking about the idea of investing in yourself numerous times already in many previous articles. I want to reiterate this point again even at the expense of repetition. It’s not always easy to invest in ourselves. There’s a lot at risk when we put ourselves out there emotionally, spiritually and physically. But these human elements are part of the success equation.

While we like to think we are investing in ourselves every day, the truth to the matter is we don’t. All too often we let the poison of everyday life—the stress, the bills, the bosses, other people’s vision and the craziness of a 24-7 society—take over and rot our motivation and inspiration to move closer to our goals and dreams. We don’t take time to read and learn new things; we don’t permit ourselves to have a time-out so we can give back to ourselves through rest and relaxation; and we don’t stop to feed ourselves the kind, cheerful words we want to hear from that voice inside. Instead, we let life lull us into a robotic, semi-complacent state where we don’t have access to our dreams and goals. This is when you begin hearing “I can’t, I can’t,” play over and over again with no end in sight. I can’t go to the gym. I can’t start my own business. I can’t think about another career. I can’t get out of debt. I can’t go back to school. I can’t find my purpose. I can’t be rich. I can’t… I can’t…

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