Why You Must Choose Wisely Where You Invest Your Resources

In life, your possibilities are endless. You can invest your resources (i.e., your time, money, talents, energy, etc.) in countless ways.

There are so many things you can do with your time. You don’t need to look very far to find a myriad of products and services asking for a part of your money. You can express your talents and abilities in a variety of ways. You can invest your energy in exercising, studying, working, partying, or a multitude of other activities.

Your options are limitless. However, your resources aren’t.

Your daily allocation of time is fixed at 24 hours, and with those hours, you must sleep, eat, bathe, and do everything else. Your bank account has a number attached to it. Thus, it has its limit (at least at any given time). You’re not good at everything; you have strengths and weaknesses. Your energy isn’t infinite; at one point, you must stop and recharge your batteries.

These limitations mean that you must choose how you use your resources. Because your resources are limited, when you say, yes, to something, it means you’re saying, no, too many other things. Until you choose, all the options are still open. But once you’ve decided to invest your resources in something, other options close. Therefore, you must choose wisely.

Once you’ve chosen, you have to live with the consequences of your choice. Therefore, you would be wise to take heed of your choices. Otherwise, you’ll get no (or little) return on your investments.

Your responsibility is to ensure you invest your resources in meaningful things. If you read between the lines, you’ll understand that this requires that you establish what these “meaningful things” are for you. It may demand a little bit of work on your part, but it pays off in the long run.

Ultimately, your priorities will determine where your resources are invested. The reverse is also quite telling: where you invest your resources reveals your priorities. Take the time to review and establish clear priorities, and make sure you allocate your resources accordingly.

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Vladimir Elie

I help people learn and apply success principles and strategies so that they can get the results they want in life.