You always think of success but you forget the most important requirements, you must invest in yourself.
It can mean enhancing your talent or spending time learning new things related to your work. When you do this, you accomplished another leap in your career and personality.
But how do you invest in yourself? It takes a lot of time learning and teaching new stuff, but there’s no other way but to ask, read, and apply new things that you’re learning each day. Anything that excites you makes learning fun.
Off course time is also involve. The more you spend time learning new stuff, the more you loose on other matters. But think of the good effect in the long term. It will give you a better chance of achieving a major leap in your career and the reward can be more than you expected.
1. Do you really need to learn new things?
Certainly! Every day is a learning day for you. Learn new things and explore new ideas. Ask yourself every time, what you can benefit from learning the skills that you see fit for you.
Or, you can master your current skills. Improve the parts that you think needs improving. This makes you more confident and helps you achieve a lot in life.
2. Can I just ask someone if I want to learn more, rather than doing it on my own?
It is better that you ask someone or look for a mentor. It lessens your time researching what you want to know and it gives you ideas that you don’t read on books or elsewhere.
You learn a lot from the experience of others, and this information is validated information, because it is tested and they already know what they’ll tell you to do and not to do.
3. How about books, does it still matter if I read it?
Read books as often as you can. Great people write books. And the advices you can read are timeless.
Now back it up with the actual input from your mentor then you have a recipe for success. The web is a good source of information. Spend at least an hour a day reading as much information every day, and most importantly apply what you have read.
4. What can I do to inspire myself if the time comes that I got bored?
Imagine yourself living a different life than what you have now. Imagine a better life, the one you dreamed about. It is achievable if you are willing to sweat it out and strive to achieve your goals.
If you want to inspire yourself every day cut out pictures of whatever your goal is. It can be a car, a new house, a vacation trip, etc. This help you visualize your goal and inspire you to push forward to achieve it.
5. But what if times really come that I feel depressed in achieving my goals?
Never think a single thought of negative vibes in your head. Only think of positive results, it makes your life better and your outlook in life more productive.
Positive thoughts radiates in your action and the way you communicate with others. The same with negativity, it is better to be positive in every aspect of your life than being negative.
6. In case I already achieve my goal, will I stop from investing on myself?
No. You never stop even if you are at the top. It must be an ongoing process.
You can always start learning different stuffs not related to your career. For example, if you are curious of being a painter, learn to be one. If you have an old film camera in your box, why not learn film photography.
Make your life interesting by learning plenty every day. Add spice to your life and enjoy it with your family.
The most important part of it all, don’t forget to put your feet on the ground. As you invest in yourself, you acquire knowledge at a fast pace, but don’t let the curse of knowledge creep in your mind and think that you are superior to others.
Learn to share what you know and share to the poor what you can give to them. This gives you purpose in your career and in your life.
Remember to invest in yourself always, because it is not only you who will benefit from it, also the people that surrounds you. Time is precious so spend it wisely.
The time that passed is already deducted to your age and cannot be redeemed. Now it’s up to you, what can you add to this article?