Investing in Yourself

Postby Kev Yfe Ntbu » Tue Aug 16, 2016 7:39 am

Hi I'd like to begin by saying I'm no expert in any specific field nor will I claim I have superior knowledge. I do not wish to be identified as a some sort of dilettante. I am a 19 year old college student who is obsessed with self development and success. In the past 2 years, I have learned MUCH more than I have ever expected I would.

It seems to me that when the word "investment" or "investing" comes to mind, people tend to believe its something strictly to do with finances. Nope. Investing in ourselves means learning to love ourselves. Of course financial investment is one form of investing into yourself. But there's a more direct way.

Think of everything as simply energy. I am "investing" my energy into this post right now because I believe I have the capacity and ability to help others and at the same time summarizing altogether what I've learned. I believe in this sort of win-win circumstance.

I am investing my attention and focus. Ask yourself this. What are you focused on right now? For most, it's pop culture. Television, movies, video games, etc. Now ask yourself this... do any of these things HELP you in any area of life in particular? If the answer is Yes, keep doing those things. However, for the things you answer no to, I want you to cut those out of your life IMMEDIATELY.

Yes, THAT itself is investing into yourself. Investing in your brain because by clearing up unnecessary attention on irrelevant things that do not contribute to the designing of your life, you free your mind up for space to store USEFUL information. Useful information that actually HELP you ascend in ways physically, mentally, spiritually, and emotionally! I want you to re-read this paragraph because this is the key. This is the key to unlocking your potential to the fullest.

I would like to hear what everyones opinion is on this, then I will create another post so that I can gauge the level of interaction and interest in this topic. Thank you.
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Postby Marais » Tue Nov 15, 2016 8:16 pm

Yep that is true. Invest in your brain.
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Postby Trees » Fri Jan 06, 2017 7:10 pm

I think you are on the right track. Investing in yourself, yes absolutely, but don't get obsessed with it. Your learning capabilities actually suffer, if you force yourself too much. Taking a day off from time to time will help you to keep your batteries fully loaded :)
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Postby Reality » Fri May 12, 2017 9:29 am

Beware that what you expect to get from your investment. Whenever we make an investment we usually expect a return worthy of our investment. If we don't, we get disappointed. Not because the return was not true but the return was not what we expected.

Is it better to invest in knowledge or in knowing? Knowledge points to facts that are nor necessarily true.
Does knowing something require knowledge of it? We can know a truth without understanding how we got to know it.

Knowing is something that cannot be invested in, because it is a gift, to those that are open to it.
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Postby mindtester » Sun Jul 23, 2017 2:06 am

I disagree with Trees on the comment about obsessions btw. There's a healthy amount of obsession which will motivate you and not destroy your life in the process. Harness that and use it to your benefit. Define your vision and big picture and then obsess over it every day and work toward it. The smaller steps and accomplishments will build your path for those dreams
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