Last week I wrote about how you should live by design and not by default. Living by design helps you live your life to the fullest. Living by default, on the other hand, is a sure way to mediocrity.
Now I’d like to discuss an aspect of living by design, which is investing in your future. The fact is: a bright future won’t just happen. You must work for it. You must invest in it. The more you invest in your future, the more you will reap.
Today your life might not seem that much different from those around you. However, if you keep investing in your future – it will be different. People will be surprised at your progress.
So, how can you invest in your future? Here are five ways:
1. Build your financial foundation.
Like it or not, your personal finance plays an important role. Many people can’t reach their dreams because of financial constraints. They are overwhelmed by debt. They live paycheck to paycheck. They have no space to pursue their dreams.
A strong financial foundation, on the other hand, opens a way for you to reach your dreams. It gives you the freedom you need to pursue them.
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2. Build your knowledge.
To reach your dreams, you need knowledge. You need to know how to get to your destination. Knowledge is power. The more you have of it, the more power you have.
So keep building your knowledge. As Steve Jobs once said: stay hungry, stay foolish.
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- The Power of Knowledge (and What You Need to Harness It)
- Upgrading Yourself: 5 Ways to Invest in Your Education
3. Build your relationships.
You can’t get to your destination alone. You need others to be with you. For that reason, you should build your relationships.
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