Investment is a term that really makes people think when you bring it up. They think about what you are talking about and really take it seriously. Before it was just about a small amount of time, or a small amount of money. Now they are starting to think about where this is this going in the long run.
In Tuesday’s, post we mentioned the two places that we look at for investing: our time and our money. Today we are looking towards the time aspect of our life. When you look at the time you have each day, how do you invest it to get the most of it?
If you are like most of us, in life you are in one of three places if you are going through a mess. We move from challenge to challenge in life. We have the before part when we see it coming. Most try to stop it at this point and hope it does not happen. Some actually try to avoid it; others are in denial, but still we see that it’s coming.
Second it the “during” part of it when we know this is a struggle, this is a problem, and we start to think, “How can I get out of this mess?” We usually spend more time pointing our focus toward just getting out of it.
Third is the “after” part. This is the time most people tell how they are so good at getting through the struggle they were denying in the first place. It’s the part when they tell how they are so good at getting through challenges because they stayed focused on solving the problem.
Well, it’s time to look at time. We have only so much time on this earth. We need to invest it the best we can. What if you were to invest your time on the problems this way? While you are going into the problem look to see how you handled problems before, look for solutions, look how it will make your life better in the during and after part.
Now when you into it rather than just focus on how to solve it, look at it again and see have I been here before? What am I suppose to learn? How can I use this to become a better person when the after gets hear?
Now comes the after, why not take this time to learn from what you have just faced. Make notes to improve your life. Invest in your future and how you will be successful at your future now that you have had the wonderful experience of going through a problem that you must solve.
The point is to invest in your future by using each and every thing that comes up as a way to learn, to grow, to serve others. Too many times we want to just get past the pain in life when it’s that pain that is meant to help us grow. Invest in you by investing your time to make yourself better.