Today is not about a financial plan or a blueprint to get rich quickly. The kind of investment I'm talking about right now is your own investment in yourself: your personal development, your emotional stability, your intellectual growth. Sometimes the investment comes at a price, but that can mean time, too, not just money. What I want to touch on today is knowing when to invest in your soul.
We're nearly at the end of the first quarter of the calendar year, and how many of us have made progress on that 'big change' we promised ourselves in December? If you're still stuck in traffic for 4 hours of your day, pumping your system with caffeine so you can try to stay on top of your A-game for someone who can't even remember how many kids you have, what's the point of your life?
You deserve, above all, to be happy. You deserve to wake up in the morning and feel excited about the rest of your day, even if you don't know exactly what it looks like. You need to be at peace with yourself, and have the time to emotionally and intellectually brace yourself if you know a heavy day lies ahead. Life is the greatest test of humanity, and if you're reading this post today then you have every reason to celebrate how far you've come.
If you're spending most of your day panicking, about even the little things; if you're breaking down into tears at night, wondering how you're going to make it through the next day and wondering if anyone would notice if you just didn't exist; if it looks like there is no way out, you need to talk to us. You need to invest in your soul. You need to reach out so we can reach in and show you how fantastic you look from everyone else's standpoint.
Investing in your soul can be as cheap as a visit to a friend's house, an ice cream or coffee chat, a telephone call or a run in the park. No matter what you're facing, and no matter how dark things look now, you have the gift of the choice to do and be better, for yourself if for nobody else. We're here to cheer you on.