Why you should invest in yourself? What do you do to make that happen?
Its simple you cannot grow and develop if you are not focusing and investing in yourself. You also cannot invest in others more than they invest in themselves.
You can want the best for someone but if they just want “good enough” they are only going to be “good enough”. Talk about tough lessons! As a professional change agent, when someone informs me of a goal that they want to achieve I am ALL in.
Professionally, I know my boundaries and will not do the work for someone. Personally is a different story. I will help with applications, meetings, appointments, motivational text, etc. until you reach your goals. I know some people are like “I need that!” but you don’t.
What I was doing for people was toxic and handicapping them to be whatever they wanted to be. If your goal is to lose weight, I would workout with you, ensure you eat well, and sleep 8 hours a night.
However, what you need is respect and understanding if we go out for pizza but you opt for a salad. The need is occasional inspiration and admiration for your determination to get yourself what you want.
I began to learn that the more invested I was into people the more likely it was that our friendship would not move forward. I would get upset at someone else not reaching my level of their goals or I “do too much” and “it’s not that serious”.
Tip #1 Why You Should Invest In Yourself
You know your standards. It is unfair to set or limit someones accomplishments based on your expectations. You know your potential not someone else’s. We think we know what someone is capable of, but mind reading and assumptions are dangerous. When you invest in you, you are more likely to influence others positively.
You are worth it. Very few people will take out the time to lead and guide you to be successful in life. Even if you have guidance, mistakes will happen and lessons will be learned. When you invest in your self, you are reminding yourself that you are worth everything. Your time, money, skills and health is worth you caring for yourself.
Tip #3 Why You Should Invest In Yourself
You should invest in you because you will learn more about yourself each day. When you make time for yourself, you can develop skills, learn new things about the environment in which you reside and improve professionally. Why limit yourself to one or two people, when you can invest in yourself and impact hundreds?
We want to see people at their best, but they will always be at their best, when they are doing what makes them feel accomplished
Don’t set your standard of who or what they should be. Learn from my mistakes. Realize that it is fine to support people without becoming overly invested in someone else’s life. Set your standards for yourself and improve your quality of life by investing in you.