An investment is defined as an act that is thought to yield profit or a favorable result. In today’s world many people talk about investments exclusively in relationship to money and finances and neglect investing in things that are far more important than currency.
One of the most valuable things to invest in is you.
Social media gives people the false illusion that every gym is filled with bodybuilders and people with chiseled abdominals when in fact the truth to the matter is that the gym is filled with everyday people who hate their love handles, want to build confidence or even just want to be off their blood pressure medicines. The gym is filled with everyday people who are taking advantage and opportunity of investing in themselves with immediate return.
What other endeavor could you embark on that you could be guaranteed a lifelong profit? By going to the gym and adapting to a more physically active lifestyle you are putting a small amount into an open account with no interest. Everyday you go, you are putting money in this account and setting yourself up to build a lump sum account to create a better future for yourself.
Physical activity knows no race, gender, credit score, work history or criminal record. No matter what point you are in your life- you can always invest in yourself and become more physically active. You are not only increasing your longevity, decreasing your health risks over time but you are allowing yourself to grow physically and mentally by challenging yourself to step outside your comfort zone.
As for the people that already invest in themselves by going to the gym and living a healthy lifestyle, you can always do more.; Increase your cardio, tighten up your nutrition, go the extra mile. The more you invest- the greater the return!
Remember that just as people who invest money or time into things- you get out what you put in. If you are willing to invest in yourself the rewards are endless. Think about it: investing your money may make your bank account look better, but at the end of the day: what is more important? Having 6 figures in your bank account or having 60 plus years of vibrancy, happiness and health?