April 04, 2017 @ 01:15 PM

Invest in yourself

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The world has come to a state when branding yourself has become important. You need to be your own PR and if you do not know how to invest in yourself and present yourself in a way that attracts the eyes of the world, the chances are you will spend half of your life cribbing in a corner and the rest of it lost in anonymity. Do you wish to live like that? If no, then now is the right time to invest in you and make yourself capable of deserving just the very best and achieving excellent. 

The investment that you make in you is divided into many levels- educational, social, personal, professional etc. Thus, every step that you take to make you excel at any of these levels brings you closer to a better and happier life. Like any other kind of investment, the investment that you make in you, keeps on giving you return throughout your life but only when the right and wise investments. The bigger question that arises here is how one invests in them. What are things that a person can do to make better their life in a slow and constantly evolving process. Here are a few things that can help you: 

1. Mark the trajectory of your life: The foremost step that you need to take is to decide the course of your own life. Many a times, the people around us, our families, the society etc. often carve out the map of our life. In our strife to fulfill their expectations, we often forget what we really want to do. Your first investment in you begins from this very point. The first thing that you need to do is to make your own calling. Until and unless, you begin right from the very start, you cannot reach the right end. So, determine the trajectory, path, direction and the goal of your life and start building towards it. Once you have the goal in your mind, all you have to do is to start working towards it. 
 
2. Where ever you work, work for yourself too: When we get into the professional life, we take up an organization, start working with them and start building it up. In the process, we often fall back into a monotonous luxurious lifestyle and stop to move forward. This is where most people come to lack. Wherever your work, make sure that you benefit the organization that you are working for but also make sure that you keep working for your own life too. The ultimate goal is to keep moving forward in the direction of your dreams and the goal that you wish to achieve. There are many celebrities who when they were at the peak of their success, divulged their success into more profitable ventures and that is how they invested in themselves for a better life. Justin Timberlake, a very successful actor and singer invested in social networking site . Similarly, reality star Kim Kardashian and singing sensation Justin Beiber have spent in other businesses. The ultimate idea is to never stop and always keep moving forward. 
 
3.Treasure what is important: Investing in yourself also means investing in those things which are really important and which hold the highest priority in your life. What are those? The first thing that you cannot without is good health. Thus, irrespective of whatever you do, make sure that you take out sometime to work on your body and health. Even the President of the United States of America, Barack Obama, makes it at a point to hit the gym every morning. As they say, if wealth is lost, nothing is lost. If health is lost, everything is lost. True it is. Secondly, it is extremely important to value people who are close to you and stood by you through thick and thin. Happiness is nothing if not shared. Thus, if you have everything you have ever wanted in the world but no one to share it with, you cannot be truly happy. Valuing your loved ones and building up a life around them is a step in building a beautiful life ahead. It is an investment you make for you for a satisfying personal life. 
 
Warren Buffet, one of the most successful entrepreneurs of our times said, “The most important investment you can make is in yourself. Very few people get anything like their potential horsepower translated into their actual horsepower of their output in life. Potential exceeds realization for many people. The best asset is your own self. You can become to an enormous degree the person that you want to be.” 
 
The humans are capable of achieving and doing a lot more than what they think they are capable of achieving and doing. Investing in you simply means realizing your own potential and working towards using your entire potential and capabilities. Invest in yourself. You are your best bet. 
 
 
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