5 Important Reasons Why You Need to Invest in Yourself

Things That Will Help You Achieve What’s Worthwhile and Become the Person You Want to Be

Neel Raman
5 min readJan 7, 2020

To reach new levels of achievement and become the person you want to be, you need to invest in yourself continuously.

Investing in material things such as the share market, property, start-up businesses or managed funds are considered beneficial for long-term wealth or success. Unfortunately, investing in yourself is not promoted as much.

Investing in yourself means:

  • Learning new things.
  • Taking intelligent risks.
  • Stepping out of your comfort zone.
  • Exploring opportunities to improve your life.
  • Setting bigger and challenging goals.

How much you invest in yourself will determine what you experience and achieve in life.

Thing That Prevent People From Investing in Themselves

Common reasons why people don’t invest in themselves include:

  • They don’t want to challenge themselves.
  • It’s safer to stay where they are.
  • They don’t have a learning or growth mindset.
  • They don’t know what they want to learn.
  • They believe they cannot afford it.

If you want to find out what you are capable of, you need to invest in yourself.

important reasons why you need to invest in yourself

I have made investing in myself a priority because I know the more I learn and apply, the better results I will create. Every year, I invest in books, online courses and trainings, attend seminars, work with coaches or mentors, and collaborate with colleagues.

That has allowed me to have a career and business doing what I love, inspiring people reconnect to their greatness, and make a bigger difference in the world. If I had not made investing in myself a priority, I would not be doing the work I am doing now.

5 Valuable Reasons You Should Invest in Yourself

Successful people know it is important to invest in yourself. Here are five reasons why you need to invest in yourself.

  1. You will broaden your perspective. Your perspective determines the way you see things or give meaning to your experiences. When you learn, you develop new awareness, which will help you view things from different points of view. This will allow you to overcome challenges faster or identify solutions a lot quicker.
  2. You will increase your self-confidence. When you know something, you have a different level of confidence than if you don’t know it. Higher levels of self-confidence will play out in how you communicate and how you conduct yourself.
  3. You will challenge your beliefs. Your beliefs create your reality. They are based on what you know or accept as true. As you expand your awareness, you will question things you believe are true if you are not getting the results you want. That will allow you to create different beliefs so you can achieve the results you want.
  4. You will originate possibilities. This means you will take risks and set better goals. The more you learn about yourself, the more willing you will be to try things you have not done before. That will allow you to continue to expand your knowledge and skills, which means you will strive for improved performance and results.
  5. You will not let external conditions or situations affect you. Whenever there is a downturn in the marketplace, for example, if you have greater self-awareness, you will look for opportunities. Things happening externally will not affect you, which means you will continue to be valuable.

Ways You Can Invest in Yourself Without Spending Money

A common myth is investing in yourself will require money and a lot of it. With the tools and technology available today, you can invest in yourself without spending money.

Here are simple ways to invest in yourself without spending money. Many of these suggestions assume you have access to the internet.

  1. Listen to podcasts.
  2. Watch videos on YouTube.
  3. Read blog posts and articles online.
  4. Go to a library to read books.
  5. Attend networking events or meetups.
  6. Ask someone to mentor you.
  7. Barter with someone who can help you reach a goal.

Final Thoughts

A reason you are here today is to evolve and become the person you are meant to be. You can only become that person if you make learning and developing yourself a priority. As you invest in yourself, you will experience a change in how you view your daily experiences.

If you don’t invest in yourself, you will remain where you are and create the same results you are creating now. This means you will remain in your comfort zone, which will affect your attitude and outlook on life.

The best thing you can do for yourself is to make investing in yourself one of your priorities in life.

Action Step: Identify a goal you want to achieve, then determine what you need to learn to accomplish it. Search for free resources online to help you get to your goal faster. Schedule time every week to learn and develop yourself.

Question: What are other important reasons why you should invest in yourself?

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