Tons of people always ask what can I do to invest now so that it can help me achieve my goals and objectives in the long-term. The answer is quite simple. Whether your 15 or 16 years old working towards lining up a first job, 17 or 18 and about to head to college or take some time off after high school or even 25 working a boring day job and not really getting anywhere in life, there is always something you can invest in. I guess the first question would be: what are your goals?
Here’s an example. Are your trying to get fit, stay healthy or work out to achieve a much bigger goal? Then it’s pretty obvious, right? Invest some money in a gym membership or simply workout sessions or maybe a personal trainer. You see what’s happening here right? You’re reading this article but you might not be interested in all the investments I offered if this was your goal? In reality, what’s happening behind the scenes is that we’re developing a creative process or simply put, a plan of attack. We could actually come up with a list of different investments you could invest in through just searching on a search engine, asking peers, etc. but the point I’m truly trying to get across is that you need to not only invest money but time and effort to produce the results that your looking for.
Of course everything I mentioned is probably making you feel less and less likely to pursue this goal in my example, we need to realize that whatever goal(s) or objective(s) you decide, you should realize that it’s not always one or two options on the table. We see this when we look at some of the wealthiest individuals in the world. You’ll notice that they invested in multiple areas to build the success that they have had. They also at some point got to that point or relatively close to it to achieving there goal(s). This is important to realize because it isn’t as straightforward as you might think.
There’s no way you can invest right now and expect to be a millionaire in 2 years and 5 months and 6 days at 4:23 and half a second. You really need to cultivate growth and realize this is going to be a long-term process.
To give you some perspective, think about the minimalist lifestyle to a wealthy lifestyle and how alternative lifestyles can shape who you are and keep things relative to the point you’ve succeeded where you wanted to be. From blue collar jobs and putting in hard work or at least a solid work ethic to eventually owning land down under you, it all takes time.