“Personal development is a major time-saver. The better you become, the less time it takes you to achieve your goals.” ―Brian Tracy

We’re in week 3 of the Life Margin series and if you missed our last post, you can read about the importance of a morning routine and practical ways to implement one into your life here.
Investing in yourself is neither wrong nor selfish. It involves more than just a morning routine, but it’s about finding ways to invest in the calling on your life. When you look at investing in yourself as stewardship of the giftings God has given you, it motivates us to want to become better not because we have to, but because we get to! We get to grow! We get to become better leaders! And when we become better, our families, teams, and work will become better too! 
Think about investing in yourself like investing in stocks. You put money in, so you can get more back! When you invest in your health, spiritual life, and your personal life, it will be worth it for the return you will receive back!

3 areas you can begin investing in:

  1. Spirituality 
What this could look like: Getting a spiritual mentor, reading the Word daily, reading a book on spiritual development, reflection time, and creating a record of your spiritual investment to stay on track and see your growth! 
  1. Success 
What this could look like: Getting a mentor who is further along than you, wiser than you, and who is where you want to be. Read books on the success and stories of successful people and how they got where they are. Write out what you’re thankful for daily. Implement a morning routine, review your day the night before and set yourself up for a win, visualize your success, speak affirmations over yourself.
  1. Health
What this could look like: Getting active! Find a way to get moving that brings you joy and that you enjoy! Plan your meals for the day. Learn more about healthy nutrition. 
There are many ways you can invest in yourself. These are only a starting place! Take time to write down the areas of your life you want to focus on investing in. Start with one area, and then go from there. It could be as simple as swapping out eating out with meal-prepped lunches. Don’t get overwhelmed with all the areas you’d like to begin investing in. Just keep taking one step after another. Daily choices to invest in yourself will add up. And it will be worth it!





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