Growing up, you might have had a vision of what your life was going to be. You might have pictured the house and car that would one day be yours. As the years went by, you might have strategically planned how you would save or invest your money to be able to make “that” purchase you spent so much time dreaming of. We spend so much time planning and investing in so many things. The question I challenge you with today is this week’s #5MinMotivation is, “How much time do you invest in yourself?”
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Investing in yourself is guaranteed to bring about returns not just for yourself but for the people around you. How much time are you spending honing your skills, your mindset and the right habits?
- Do you want to be a better leader? It starts with the ability to lead yourself.
- Do you want to achieve those big goals? It starts with developing the necessary habits and disciplines that will allow you to perform the actions necessary daily.
- Do you want to achieve financial freedom? Develop the skills required to accomplish your goal.
“Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.” – Jim Rohn
Stephen R. Covey in, “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” talks about protecting your greatest asset, YOU. He refers to the term, “Sharpen the Saw” as having a balanced program for self-renewal in the four areas of your life: physical, social/emotional, mental, and spiritual.
What are you doing to sharpen your saw in the four areas of your life? What small steps can you take today that will lead you down Your Amazing Journey of Life.
Ideas to invest in yourself by starting small:
Physical: Not motivated enough to start an exercise program? Take the stairs instead of the elevator to your office. Take a walk outside every morning or evening to clear your head.
Social/Emotional: Who are you spending most of your time with? Who are you allowing to influence you? Learn how to can add value to the people who are important to you.
Mental: No time to take that course? Reading a book is not your forte? Start learning new skills through listening to Podcasts or a great audio book. Listening or reading can be a great way to develop new skills in any area.
There are great podcasts available for just about any subject you want. I have recently discovered a great Podcast by Brian Johnson called Optimize. He features the best Big Ideas from the best optimal living books. He also has 6-page PDF summaries of the books he has summarized, a collection of over 350 books. You can find more information on Brian’s website. I am not an affiliate, just a fan of his work.
Spiritual: There are several ways to connect with your spiritual side, aside from religion. Take a walk in nature, connect with your creative side through art, music, meditation, or service to others.
Here is this week’s #5MinMotivation challenge: What can you do today to invest in yourself?
“Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.” – Jim Rohn
Our lives can get pretty hectic and it can be easy to get lost in our actions. When we are so focused on what is ahead, we forget to pause, reflect and find ways to energize our minds. These 5-minute motivation posts are meant to give you that recharge. The goal is to give you a 5-minute Vitamin for your mind through quotes, posts and videos. It is also meant to challenge your thinking and inspire you to take action.
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