46. The best investment you will ever make is in your mind.
I find it very interesting that I listed these Tools in no particular order, but sometimes the timing of the order works out as if I had planned it. We were just talking about taking notes at seminars and the like, and how it would improve our lives if we did so. Well, you can’t have a short pencil if you have no notes to take. That is why Tool 46 is here to remind us that we must invest in our minds to get the most out of life. What exactly do we mean when we say invest in our minds?
Investing in your mind is not expensive. There are lots of ways you can invest in your mind. Seminars are the most obvious. They give you much information about improving your headspace and allow you to select from speakers you most closely identify with. The advantageous thing about this is that when attending the “headspace” events, you are surrounded with other growth oriented people. Remember Tool 27? I can’t think of a better way to increase business or personal success than by being around people who want the same thing. To take it up a notch, retreats offer great information and are often needed because they cut you off from your regular day-to-day world and cut down on distractions. But mind investments can be simple. Books, CDs and videos are all investments that are easy and inexpensive. Lastly, investments in your mind can also help you abstain from the pitfalls that cause your brain to shrink, and we all know what these things are.
When you start to invest in your mind, eventually it will start to pay dividends. Meaning that as you improve your headspace, the world around you becomes more manageable and things will start to happen for you like never before. The world around you is nothing more than a reflection of what is going on inside of you. When you’re a mess inside, more often than not your life on the outside is, too. Another benefit about expanding your mind is that as challenges occur (and they always do), they will not seem as overwhelming. If you put a marble inside a tennis ball, it takes up a good amount of space. If you put a marble inside a gymnasium, you would barely know it was there. So start to invest in your mind so you can reap the benefits of that investment.