The best investment you’ll ever make is not the idea to set up that lemonade stand, or ice cream stand or hot dog stand to purchase a few songs on iTunes. It’s not pursuing that first paper route to buy a box of baseball cards. It’s not starting a seasonal snow shoveling business or raking leaves to purchase a new comic book set.
It certainly ain’t slinging drugs to get some extra cash to impress your friends.
The best investment you’ll ever make is not babysitting the neighbor’s kids for a few days after school to save up for the new PlayStation. It’s not on that new pair of Jordan’s, because those alone won’t earn you a basketball scholarship to UCLA.
The best investment you’ll ever make is not the first couple dollars you place in your bank account to accrue a minuscule .11% interest. It’s not on some foolish get-rick quick scheme that is way too good to be true. It’s no pyramid scheme, certainly not the Bernie Madoff kind. It’s not the few hundred dollars you scrounge up from your job busing tables, which you use to “roll the dice” on that nano-tech IPO that starts as a penny stock.
Watching a few episodes of Mad Money does not make you an investor extraordinaire.
The best investment you’ll ever make is not a Fidelity Large Cap Growth Fund. Or an annuity. It’s not a house. Or a loft in that “totally up and coming” part of town. It’s not a condo or apartment or some reclamation project. You’re probably not the better half of the Property Brothers.
It’s not financial. It comes before you can invest in any liquid or illiquid asset.
It’s not your primary education or secondary education. Or postgraduate education.
The best investment you’ll ever make is the commitment to a continuing, personal education that will last your entire lifetime. It’s a personal commitment that only you can make. No one’s gonna force you, no one else is going to muster up the motivation. Only you can. It has to come from within. You have to be the person that holds yourself most accountable.
You have to want it!
Others can help but they will never know the true dreams, ambition and emotions that live inside of you.
This is not ephemeral. It’s not momentary. It’s for your lifetime. It’s everyday. It’s all that you intake in the form of thought, reason, logic, ideas and any new information that promotes your personal development. It’s every moment, even when you’re having fun. It’s the value of your thought impressions, words and actions and how you make sense of them.
The knowledge you gain, wisdom you glean and relationships you build. It’s the synthesis of all that transforms the way you think and how you act. This investment will propel you to new heights and present you with dazzling new opportunities. This investment is built on a foundation of values and principles.
Continue ascending, rising and finding any means necessary to reach the apex, the pinnacle, the zenith of self-actualization. Burn with desire and never take a day off from learning something new. I think you’ll find the barrier to entry is minimal. The up-front costs negligible. And the rate of return astronomical.
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