Have you ever really wanted to accomplish something but just felt it’s beyond you?
Maybe you wish you were earning more money and the perfect position has opened up at your work – but you just don’t feel that you have the necessary skillset to apply.
That’s a horrible way to feel, and no one should be made to feel that way.
But of course it’s true: you can sometimes end up biting off more than you can chew.
But that doesn’t mean you can’t do it – it just means you have to learn to do it!
And this is where investing in yourself jumps out as the very best type of investment. Whether you are investing time or money, investing in yourself is the answer to getting what you want and to getting ahead.
Need to be able to program to work online the way you want to? Then learn to program.
Feel like you aren’t taken seriously in your office? Then perhaps changing the way you dress will help.
Feel like people don’t respond to you the way you want them to? Then think about changing the way you interact socially. Perhaps learn how to conduct yourself in a better way, to be more persuasive.
Nearly everything can be learned, but once again, it just comes down to being able to stick at it.
This might even be one of your three goals: to learn X or to improve your looks using Y method. This will also relate to that ‘law of attraction.’ When you invest in yourself and it changes the way you talk, the way you stand and the way you present yourself, it will also change the way that others react to you. And by doing that, you will instantly find it becomes easier to go after the things you want!
The Power of Reading
The great news is that these days, there is just tons of information available online that can really help you to develop yourself. And there are countless books as well that tackle these topics.
These all look at success and goal setting from a broader perspective and help you to really learn how to motivate yourself and how to apply yourself to going after what you want. Many of these challenge the capitalist notion that we need to find a job and work our pants off to try and succeed in a linear fashion.
Reading this stuff is important. Not only do these kinds of books help you to learn new skills and new ways to achieve what you want but they also help to give you the motivation and inspiration to keep going. The more you read about successful attitudes and mindsets, the easier it becomes to make that a part of who you are.
Some Great Books to Getting You Started
To get you started, here are some great books to read…
The 4-Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
This is a book that explains how to achieve more in less time.
It shows you how to remove distractions, focus on what you really want and use lifestyle design in your own routine.
Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Life by Tony Robbins
A lengthy title no doubt but this book is a brilliant guide to changing your mental attitude and seeing how that can have ripple effects in every other area of your life. Robbins is one of the all-time greats and will teach you to appreciate what you have while being more effective in getting more!
59 Seconds: Think a Little Change a Lot by Richard Wiseman
This book looks at some of the most common self-help tips and puts them under the magnifying glass to see if they hold up to the science. It will change your approach to fixing your lifestyle…
How to Save an Hour Every Day by Michael Heppell
This book does exactly what it says on the tin – it presents simple ways that you can start saving time in your routine in order to have more time to do the things you love/you are passionate about.
The Personal MBA by Josh Kaufman
For anyone whose goals involve starting a business, this book is a must-read and will attempt to teach an entire MBA. What’s more important, though, is that it also provides tips (like the ‘counterfactual simulation’ we discussed earlier) that you can apply to your own life outside the office.