Whenever someone talks about investments, things that immediately come to the mind are direct treasury, stocks, pension funds, real estate funds,…? Isn’t it?
And there’s no doubt about it. But there is an investment that comes before all these, and that is the secret of all people who achieve financial success: investing in knowledge.
Investing in knowledge opens doors
There are countless examples which has proven that professional success is guaranteed because of investing in studies. And it requires sacrifices.
But, unfortunately, most people ignore the importance of this investment. Many times, driven by the belief that formal education is enough for a career and that financial success is more the fruit of luck and chance than any other aspect, as would have happened with some of the greatest entrepreneurs we know. But, of course, this is a mistake.
Exceptions that do not escape the rule
Of course, there are cases of people who have achieved great success without having invested in formal education. And you don’t even have to go very far to prove it.
Examples are Bill Gates and Steve Jobs are few great examples. Even without higher education, they were able to build real empires, which continue to grow until today.
But those who think that all the prosperity they had was the result of luck or chance are completely wrong.
In fact, both had their trajectories marked by constant investment in knowledge and obsession with improving concepts and processes to optimize their business. Otherwise, they would have doomed to failure.
Therefore, anyone who wants to become richer life, acquisition of knowledge should not be considered an expense, but as an investment. A high priority investment.
Make a habit of investing in knowledge
If investing in knowledge is so fundamental to improving your life, you need to find ways to do it in your everyday life. And the best way is through the development of a habit to acquire it.
Start reading books about the skills you want to develop, go after different sources of information in your area, take courses, be a curious person.
If you believe that study does not fit into your budget, review spending. And, if possible, reduce your standard of living so that you can afford your progress. Believe me, it will be worth it. After all, investing in knowledge is the key to progress. Remember
Knowledge is Power