Invest in Yourself
I’m hesitant to publish quotes, because let’s face it, they have started to lose their value since the era of social media, where quotes are tirelessly thrown about just about everywhere and anywhere! That said, that doesn’t make them less valuable, and as is often the case with quotes and wisdoms, they CANNOT BE REPEATED ENOUGH, because no matter how much sense they make, people seem to forget about them.
Now, I have come across this quote many times before, and the same probably goes for you, yet, I was reminded about this little wisdom when a friend started to wine and moan about how her ‘boss’ didn’t value and appreciate her. Now, whether she was right or not, we all run the risk of getting stuck in jobs that don’t fulfil us. Even then, you may have the greatest job in the world, but stuck with a total @#$!!**@#$ employer.
So for that reason, whatever you do, you should ALWAYS strive to be your best version of yourself and ALWAYS look for ways in which you can develop yourself. If you do that, you will always come out a winner. Also don’t forget, you are in charge of your life, so every positive action you take, will be to your advantage. Of course there is risk in ‘anything’ you do, yet, that shouldn’t stop you, as after all, even life itself is a huge risk. I mean, as far as I’m aware, no one has made it out alive! So, what’s this enlightening quote you say?
“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.” John Rohn
This makes perfect sense right? Ok sure, you can put on your cynical hat and say ‘ha my job hardly makes me a living’ and ‘if working on yourself makes you a fortune, then why aren’t professors filthy rich?’. Sure, you have a point, yet, that’s life and if we start to take this view then we may as well throw in the towel on life.
Either way, I think it’s important you keep this little wisdom in mind. Why? Well, because jobs come and go, yet, you are ‘stuck’ with ‘yourself’ from start to finish. Living a healthy, happy and, fulfilling life is therefore your number one priority. So, first and foremost, work hard on YOURSELF!!
Hey, I know I’m not making any revelations here, yet, do yourself a favour and make sure this one doesn’t slip of your radar. Write it down and put it somewhere were you will see this, along with any other little wisdom treasures you may have, each and everyday.