Investing For Your Future
Everyone’s goal is to live comfortably and within their own means, and that means investing in your future. Does that mean literally investing? It might, but it’s not the whole story. Letting your money sit idly around does not mean you have the same amount of money just by leaving it in the bank. By letting your money sit, it slowly becomes less valuable year after year as inflation rates go up and your money buys you less than when it went in in the first place. So ensuring your money works for you by putting it in smart investments to grow and flourish is always a smart plan for the future.
But if this isn’t the only “investment” I am talking about, then what else? Money is great, but you also spend time. Determine if certain things are worth investing your time in. What do you gain from what you are doing, how much does it help you right now? And is it important to moving forward in the future? If you are a long-term reader of the blog, you will know that I have hammered the point home enough that taking some time for yourself and focusing on your mental health is extremely important, so be sure to invest your time in that and don’t undervalue it! You will definitely come to regret it later.
What you learn and the experience you gain are also very important investments in your future. Are you learning new things in your job? Are you growing as a person? Or are you stagnant and getting nowhere? In a sense, this goes back to investing your time, as it is important to understand if the experience you are gaining is going to help you to succeed in the future. Is it the right experience that pushes you in the direction that you need to get your dream job? Or is there something else that can fill that need better?
Although it is sometimes difficult to predict how your future is going to go, you are still in the driver’s seat with some control over where you are going. The choices you make now can have a sizable impact on what happens in the future, and while they are never a guarantee, it never hurts to do what you can to set yourself up for success. Network with others who have found a way into the career path you want, or into a life position you want to get to and discover what they did right and what they wish they knew earlier (sounds familiar!) to find if you can learn how to better your own path based on the learning others have done before you. When they say “don’t reinvent the wheel”, this is what they are talking about!
Take chances, be bold, and go out and grab what you want before someone else does. Become a self-starter and find what you want and take it! Because if you don’t do it, then who will do it in your place?Follow: