Posted by Azim Azman on September 21, 2016 at 9:50 AM
Assalamualaikum and Hi.
It has been awhile since I wrote a blog. It is because lately I have been busy with my september exam, now I'm focusing on december exam. Got to do a lot of study and practice.
Hope you guy love this new blog.
Moving on, on this blog, I will write about the best investment you can make. When talking about investment, most people will think about capital investment or money, but today, I'm more focus on few simple principles that will give you the best return in my understanding.
" So, tell me what is the best investment I can make?" It may sound cliche to you but the best investment you can make...
is in yourself.
Capital or money investment is good, but you must have a strong values to build that strong investment that will bring you countless return again and again and again.
In this blog I will tell you 3 values that if you invest in it, it will bring you the best return.
First, Hard Work or work ethic. You may have heard many quotes that say about hard work. But many people afraid to work hard. They do the work half-hearted. But to successful people, hard work is they best friend. They know they cannot get what they want before first, work super freaking hard. Put 3-7 hours a day to your work.
Friends, don't be afraid to work hard, instead, make it your best friend. Love it, as it can open many doors of oppurtunity to you. Success loves people who are willing to put the hard work! " The harder you work, the luckier you get!"
Second, Learning. Learning is the most important thing if you want to get the best return in your life. I have written a blog on values that relate to learning. You can check it out HERE.
Talking about learning, most people thought learning stop at school, but there are many knowledge out there. There are many more things you can learn for example: Business skills, speaking skills and communication skills. Don't stop learning as " Leaders are readers."
The richest man, Bill Gates sure knows how to value Learning.
Third, last but not least, Safety. The first and second point is about growing yourself, and the third is to protect youself. In order to grow in tremendous speed, you need to measure the risk, Don't take too much risk, and don't be afraid to take small risk, but first you need to have that safety net. You can get safety by having enough cash saving, have insurance, good knowlege and wide network of expert in that field.
For example, for a person who want to follow his passion and leaving his day job for it, it is very dangerous to do that before having the safety net or as I call Career Capital. I have written on career capital and why JUST by following your passion can be dangerous HERE and HERE.
Closing my writting, I would like to summarize it as an image of driving. When you drive, it is important that you focus and work hard on your driving so you can arrive at the destination you want safely. Next, before you able to drive safely, you need to learn and get a driving license to make you able to drive on the road. And then, although you focus on your driving, learn and know how to drive well, sometimes, bad thing can happen, that is life. And when that bad thing happen, safety is very important, at that time you will know the function of seat bell, airbags, driving slowly and safely and the function and importance of insurance. So please, before you can invest in any capital investment, first... invest in yourself.
That is it for this writing, hope you gain some knowledge and idea. Connect with me on social media if you want more good ideas like this. Follow my instagram @azimazman4 . I'd love to hear from you.