Investing in yourself is one of the most profitable investments you could make. To gain the success you dream off and to accomplish all you can, you have to do small or even big things that will turn your life around.
In the many books and speeches given by some of the greatest inspirational and successful people, perhaps a medical device consultant, you have to be patient with yourself but, also improve yourself.
But, before you get there, you need a purpose. What do you want and why? After answering these two questions, you will come up with the next question – how. How do you meet your objectives?
As you make the tough decisions, you have to invest in you. You need to build a strong foundation of experiences, values, as well as the small and the big wins. You also have to build and learn and then grow into the version you have always imagined.
Here is an idea, think of yourself as human capital you invest with and the rewards interest earned. If you use the compounding interest formula, you will start small, earn a little but with time, the bank grows bigger.
For that to happen, you need to form values, get educated, become the expert, and build interest.
The big question, however, is, how do you do that? How do you become who you want to be? How do you earn real dividends?
- Create a long list
You need a list of at least 100 (or more) things you wish to accomplish in life. Now, this will seem like a tough task but, it should. It will also take a lot of time so, a weekend is better or one evening after work.
Once you have the list, split up the list into three, setting aside the things you can accomplish immediately, the things you need skills to do, and the things you need time to accomplish. You will add to or remove some things along the way but, you shouldn’t stop.
At the end of this process, you will have a list of the things that drive and motivate you.
You have to read the list daily to stay motivated.
- Show up, always
Do you need to lose weight? Go to the gym religiously. Do you want to be the best consultant in your field? Take those classes actively, put in the extra hours, and just work hard at it.
You have to show up to gain those skills and to win. Fortunately, the internet has numerous courses you can take and other resources you can take advantage of to win. Whatever it is that you want to do or have been wanting to do, you should ensure that you give it your all.
What happens if you don’t? Ever failed to show up for something and ended up wondering what would have happened if you had been there? Showing up ends the speculation.
- Don’t stop
To win, you have to operate efficiently, effectively, and consistently. Being consistent and doing a task repetitively makes you a winner. It is easy to win when you focus all your efforts on a task, learn everything about it, an even perfect thing.
- Eliminate your weaknesses and strengthen your strengths
In the gym, you only get chiseled abs if you lift weights, train continuously, and by eating healthy foods. You have to eliminate laziness and you have to throw junk out of your life.
In your professional life, this is also essential. But first, you should identify your weaknesses and strengths. With the strengths you should know what they are and what they can achieve.
The simplest way of identifying your strengths is thinking back to what you do best or what others ask you to do often.
Regarding weaknesses, you have to be clear and honest about them if you want to eliminate them. though others know nothing about them, confront them and find ways to eliminate them.
- Never stop learning
Learning and getting an education should never end after you take your degree, second degree, master, or your doctorate degree. You should be willing to get an education whenever you get a chance.
- Be the expert
It might take you a long time but, at the end of the process, you will be an expert. Someone better than you were before.