Value and Invest in Yourself

By Mark Hirschey via Wikimedia Commons

By Mark Hirschey via Wikimedia Commons

A few days ago, I came across a short story on academictips.org that was a demonstration of the importance of investing ourselves for the future. If you are into financial investment, you’re probably very familiar with Mr. Warren Buffet (1951–present). He is the most successful investor in the world. His investment strategies are legendary and many people seek to learn after him.

Even more respectable, he pledged to give away 99% of his wealth (more than $30 billions at the time of the pledge in 2006) to non-profit foundations, mostly to Bill Gate’s Foundation.

Mr. Buffet often travels to universities to give speeches to educate and motivate students. Here is one of his speeches to teach us the value of our body, to invest in ourselves, in education for a great future.

Imagine that a Genie offers you any car in the world. The catch is that it is the only car you will ever own. What would you do?

You would read the manual ten times, change the oil twice as often as required, and you would take fastidious care so that that car remained the car of your dreams forever.

Think about what this tells you about your body.

You get only one mind and one body–the same ones you will have at 20, 40, 60, etc.

Take care of them and maximize their potential. It will be too late to take care of your body and mind (and car) later on. You can maintain them, but it is hard or impossible to undo big mistakes or negligence later on. You do not want to end up with a wreck on your hands.

Your main asset in life is yourself.

Treat yourself as a valuable asset. I often explain to students that I would be willing to pay today for a percentage of the future earnings of good students.

If you value yourself, and invest in yourself, you will be worth a great deal throughout your lifetime, both to yourself and to your community.

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Our lives are precious. We need to take care of ourselves and value the one life that we have been given. If we are careless, our life will come up short to where it could have been if you don’t use the time and talents that we are given to their fullest.

  5 comments for “Value and Invest in Yourself

  1. Ajaytao2010
    June 24, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I Nominate you for Bouquet of Super Awards – 27 Nominations

    please choose any 3 awards out of the 27
    accept it and oblige

    there are no linkbacks for this award

    http://ajaytao2010.wordpress.com/2013/06/24/bouquet-of-super-awards-27-nominations/

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    • June 24, 2013 at 11:32 pm

      Thank you SO MUCH for your gracious nominations! I am truly thankful and humbled that you thought high enough of me to nominate me! This might sound like a dumb question….How do I list the awards? Do I list all of them like you did? Do I pick my three awards then nominate someone to receive those three awards? I am just a bit confused.Sorry for the mix-up. Please let me know….looking forward to hearing from you…and ….thanks again!

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      • Ajaytao2010
        June 25, 2013 at 1:43 pm

        the same way as you did earlier

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    • June 25, 2013 at 4:29 am

      Thank you again my friend. I posted the announcement on my page…https://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/06/25/wow-three-really-is-a-charm-2/
      I hope I did it right…thanks again my friend…God bless!

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      • Ajaytao2010
        June 25, 2013 at 1:30 pm

        thank you very much dear

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