“An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.”
When you have felt down or depressed have you ever went on and bought yourself something to make yourself feel better? I’m sure we all have. This might have been buying a new outfit or splurging on getting yourself a double cheeseburger and a vanilla milkshake. At the moment you were going through the experiences I’m sure you felt great… but did it last? Most likely it didn’t. That feeling of joy was temporary and the investment you had just made did not have a long lasting affect or impact on your state of mind. It didn’t improve or change you for the better.
When it all comes down to it, there is no greater investment than the investment in ourselves. This can be achieved through our investment in knowledge which can be acquired through such resources as books, podcasts and our experiences. While these resources have the potential of benefiting our ability to set and work towards our personal and academic goals, the key for us is to apply what we have learned from them in order to increase our self management skills.
By doing so, the potential impact that this newly acquired knowledge has on ourselves and the benefits it could have on other people that we interact with on a daily basis is in itself what pays the best interest. Knowledge is power. And the ultimate reward is happiness. Something money can never buy nor can material things ever truly satisfy the heart, mind and the soul like the gif of knowledge.
What does this quote mean to you and how can you apply today’s message towards managing yourself better?