Investing in yourself is about the best investment you can make.
The reason for this is when you invest in yourself, you are increasing your true personal worth. When you make investments in savings debentures, bonds, stocks, property or anything else that might give you are return on your money, you may be increasing your personal financial worth, but this does not necessarily mean you are increasing your true personal worth.
Your true personal worth transcends your financial worth, just the same as a person who learns how to fish is worth more than the fish that are caught. The values are different. You know that you can eat the fish and survive, but cannibalism is not a consideration, so a better illustration is a chicken. A chicken lays eggs which can be eaten, or hatched to produce more chickens. Therefore to kill the chicken is not necessarily the best idea if you are hungry. It is better to get the chicken to lay eggs and eat the eggs. Because one chicken is worth many eggs. Similarly, you don’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg.
Investing in yourself is how you generate true personal wealth, because, even if you were to lose all your material wealth, you would still have the knowledge to overcome your adversity, survive, and become wealthy once again.
One of the problems that occurs when people obtain material wealth, without having to learn how to obtain it, is if they tend to lose it; this is because they were poor and not wealthy at all, and they will most likely remain poor unless they acquire the knowledge of how to be rich. If you do not know how to do something, you have to learn, and if you haven’t learnt what to do, then you will not be able to do whatever it is that you need to do. When it comes to accumulating material wealth, you need to learn how to do it, just in case someone takes it away from you. And, never think that you cannot lose the wealth you have, because the people who are most likely to lose wealth are the ones who did not earn it, or learn how to obtain it and then keep it.
Sometimes, events can be such that you get caught with your pants down and unexpectedly find yourself losing what you might have spent a few decades accumulating. This can happen through marriage breakdowns or through bad business relationships or a series of disasters that were out of your control, like natural disasters, criminal sabotage, government decisions, and global economic factors. However, if you have truly invested in yourself, you will overcome your circumstances and bounce back very quickly. Once you have learnt how to do something like accumulate wealth and understand the principles required, then you will find your true value.
Value is something that is always recognized and appreciated for what it is. Knowledge is the most valuable thing you can possess, providing it is experiential knowledge. People of value will always be able to get what they are worth.
You might think that you are undervalued, but so are diamonds which have not been found, recognized for their value and cut. If you think you are undervalued, then you probably haven’t learnt sufficient to be able to demonstrate your true value to other people. You may need some other skills that you have not yet possessed. In which case, you are probably like a diamond that has not been cut and polished.
One of the best ways to learn how to get the many facets of your true value to shine is to invest in yourself and find a mentor who can guide you in what is good, right and true for you. What you need is a source that will help you to find your true value by investing in yourself.