Spend Money & Time on Yourself

What is the best investment you can ever make? The first thought that might come to mind might be real estate, the stock market, or buying a business. I would submit to you the best investment is in yourself. It is your own personal development.

Abraham Lincoln said, “Give me six hours to chop down a tree and I will spend the first four hours sharpening the axe.” What he was saying is that he would spend more time on himself and being prepared than he would on the task itself. Most of us would just grab an axe and start whacking at the tree. Or today, we might grab a chain saw with a dull chain and start cutting only to find the chain saw isn’t working very good either. If we don’t find ourselves making headway pretty soon, many of us will probably get discouraged and quit.  In this case, we are the axe. If we will simply sharpen the axe, the tree will fall much quicker and easier. This analogy is true with our lives. We need to spend money and time on ourselves and sharpen our continuous learning process. We need to have a personal development plan.

You’re plan might include reading at least ten pages of a life-changing book each day. It might include listening to a inspirational or educational CD in your car while traveling. It might include going to a seminar once or twice a year. There are many ways to sharpen the axe and I believe a commitment to continuous learning is critical to our growth and ultimately our success. T. Harv Eker, who wrote “Secrets of the Millionaire Mind, says that we should spend ten percent of our income on our education and personal development.

Make a promise to spend money and time on yourself.


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