When we speak of investment
we think of the financial return on our money.
But this is not investment,
this is just making more money – or trying to.
If we really want a return on our resources
then we should invest in the skills, experience
knowledge and shared passions of all the people
that we know and those we don’t know.
And we don’t do this for financial gain.
We do it because we have money
and because we can help them
to become what they should be.
This is real investment,
helping people to be all they can be
and in turn enabling us to be
who we should be.
When we die we will have no money.
We can’t take it with us.
So, plan to invest all you can and
watch the fruits grow while you’re still here.
Create ripples of goodness.
Plant seeds of hope.
Invest in all that is positive and kind.
Make your mark on all those you meet.
Invest your time helping others.
Go way beyond duty or expectation.
Surprise others with your commitment,
your energy, your enthusiasm and your spirit.
PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT EXERCISE
1. Who is your investment strategy focussed on?
2. What is the return on your resources?