Investing in the Future
- What is the difference between short term and long term?
- Who do you want to be in the future?
- What are some sacrifices that you may need to make today?
These are all important questions for us all. Stephen Covey talks about “beginning with the end in mind”, while in the army we call it “endstate”. I often reflect on who I want to be and what I would like to do… When I do this it gives me a clear picture of where I am going. With this future vision for myself I am able to compare where I am and what I need to do to grow and develop.
So with an idea of who, what, where, when and why in the long term I am able to then look at what I am required to do to get there. And yes this requires investment. Investment in time, money and effort. Short term sacrifices for long term gain. Investment into one’s self is very important, just as investment into one’s financial future.
In recent times I have been attending more workshops and networking functions. Both of these have cost me in terms of time, money and effort. However this investment in myself and my future has led to a greater leadership mindset for myself, more connections and has expanded my knowledge base.
- Who is it that you want to become in the future?
- What ways can you invest in yourself to become who you want to be?
Posted on Wednesday, 01 Oct 2014, in Uncategorized and tagged Business, Endstate, Entrepreneurship, Future, Invest, Investment, Leadership, Life, Management, Personal Development. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.