Investing is and has always been spoken about in terms of profit and taking advantage of the economy for your benefit. You always hear people buying investment property or trading in the stock market. Whilst they are great ways of capitalising on growing your wealth (if you know what you are doing), they are not the most important investment there is!
Your best and most important investment is yourself. You are the start to a great idea, you are the start to reaching a long awaited dream and you are even the start to your own happiness. Regardless of what you want in life, you need to focus on investing into yourself first before you start to aim for that goal.
Now, you may be asking yourself “what does investing in yourself mean?”, or “how do I invest in myself?”. Firstly, investing in yourself means taking the time to sit down and think about what it is that you want. Once you have identified what you are aiming for, you need to figure out everything you can about that goal. Personally for me, I sat down and figured out that I wanted to help people achieve personal success but I had absolutely no clue on how to do it!
This brings me to your second question. The way I invested into myself was through gaining knowledge on the topics that directly related to my goal. I did this by searching the internet and reading books until I had an in depth understanding for what it takes to achieve self growth on a deep level. I read articles about how to change my mindset, on how to bring positivity to other people and I even tried to find out even more about myself on a psychological level. I did all of this so I had concrete knowledge that could actually be used as a tool to help people. Knowledge is power, and the sooner everyone understands this concept, the bigger the window for success will be.
This is the way I invested into myself, which will pay off in the long run because I know that at the end of the day. If I understand as much as I can about personal success and the human mind, the more I can improve myself. Which will result in helping you achieve personal success too!