“Investing in yourself is the best investment you will ever make. It will not only improve your life , it will improve the lives of those around you too.” – Robin .S. Sharma
I’ve always known that if I wanted to invest in something with small risk and big return, I needed to invest in myself. However, what I didn’t realise was that when I invested in myself, it could, in turn, lead others to do the same. When I say invest, I don’t mean in the traditional sense of money. People can invest time, their knowledge, skills, advice, their network, etc. most of which are all equally– if not more valuable than money alone could ever have on your brand or business. Especially in the beginning!If you ever want to invest in something with small risk and big return, you need to invest in yourself. Click To Tweet
When I started #teamknowyourpurpose my idea was to help people become better versions of themselves by providing a single place to find motivation and inspiration. The drive was to get people to take some time on themselves, not in a selfish manner but a selfless manner. In creating this powerful hub I found 3 key things that I want to share with you today.
Try something new for 30 days
As it turns out, 30 days is the perfect amount of time to make something a habit. The concept is simple: choose something you want to do and do it each day for 30 days. It could be writing a daily blog, doing something thoughtful for your partner, or even cooking a new dish each night for dinner. The trick to this is to choose something you have never done that’s achievable and make yourself accountable. Set a reminder on your phone, get a group of friends in on the idea, do whatever you need to do to remember, it will pay off. And hey, if you didn’t enjoy it after 30 days, you’ll have a whole new month to try something else.
Make time to practice gratitude
There are so many things we take for granted every single day and it’s so easy to allow the bad things to overwhelm you. Practising gratitude can be as easy as writing down three things you are grateful for at the end of the day before you go to bed. They don’t have to be world changing – perhaps you got through all of your ‘to do’ list early or a friend called you just to check on you. Put these in a jar and re-read them at the end of the month, soon enough you’ll be surprised about how differently you feel about life.
Be a lifelong learner
Being a lifelong learner is important, and we don’t just mean in the traditional sense of education. Surround yourself with people who are smarter than you. Not only will they encourage you to better yourself, but they’ll teach you things that textbooks won’t. These are the people that will push you to do more, to be better and to kick those goals that you otherwise wouldn’t have attempted at all. If you are thinking of learning something new, an online course could help you reach your goals in your own time. Read books you wouldn’t normally read, sample new cultures, study art and even listen to some new music.
What are you doing to invest in yourself? What learning environments do you put yourself in to increase your own self-confidence and energy? Take initiative to become the best version of you!
When we start to give a little importance to self-investment in our everyday lives, the benefits can be huge. So, get started now – future you will thank you for it!