What are your two greatest assets?
- Your time
- Your mind
Your time and your mind. How you spend your time and what you put in your mind are guaranteed indicators of where you are going to end up in life.
Do you waste your time lying around, smoking weed, watching TV?
Do you fill your mind with trash, news, and social media?
If so I hope you never expect to have much success in your life.
Let’s talk about time first. The most important question in relation to time is how do you spend yours? The things that you do everyday are the things the end up becoming your destiny. In order to achieve wealth, health, or success in any area of your life. You must spend your time in ways that will lead to it. For example if you never work out you won’t gain muscle. It’s as simple as that. If you don’t have a skill or product your marketing you won’t make money and so on and so forth.
Lots of people say they want to be rich. Yet if their time was examined how many of them do you think spend it doing things that might have the possibility of one day making them rich? My guess would be not many. In order to one day accomplish something you must spend your time doing something that will make it possible to accomplish that something.
If you want to learn to sing you better spend time practicing to sing.
If you want to retire by the age of thirty you better spend your time understanding finances and income generation.
You’ll never get where you want to go if you’re not spending your time doing things that have the potential to get you there. This is blatantly obvious yet how many people ignore this (remember everyone wants to be rich).
Now let’s talk about your mind. As far as investments go none have a higher return on investment than your mind does. Of course that begs the question how do you invest in your mind?
You invest in a company with money.
You invest in relationships with time, love, and attention.
You invest in your mind with feeding it knowledge.
You mind has the potential for nearly limitless growth. Granted that it is fed. And fed well.
The stuff spouted in the mainstream media, by “experts”, and what you learn in the public schools and from most of your parents is not knowledge but information. And wrong information at that.
Knowledge is what you receive from listening to someone wiser than you, from reading a book from someone who has been where you want to go.
There are three ways that I personally use to invest in my mind other than my own experiences.
Now these are not books, videos, and seminars by just anyone but by reputable sources. How can you tell if someone is reputable? For starters acquire as much information as possible about the source you are getting your knowledge from as well as the subject that is being covered. For example I know to be wary of anyone who says that you’ll get rich “saving 10% of your income you earn from your job”. While saving is good I know you’ll never get rich working for someone else and that this is a lie sold to gullible consumers so they continue on their path that will never lead to riches.
Educate yourself. Remember that self-education is the only real education. Don’t rely on others to steer your mind where it needs to go. You must pilot it yourself. We live in the information age. The poorest person today has access to more information than kings of previous periods. Make use of this. The limitations have been removed. Sure people still whine and complain but they always will. Ignore them and realize that the opportunity to achieve what you want in life is there.
It is safe to say that investing in your mind is paramount to your success. Or as Benjamin Franklin said “If a man empties his purse into his head, no man can take it away from him. An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest.”
Always be aware of how you spend your time and what you put into your mind.
Do these two things and you will go far.
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