Invest In Self, Part II


I never took a straight path nowhere.
Life's full of twist and turns,
Bumps and bruises, I lived .. I learned.
- 50 Cent

When I wrote the Invest In Self last year people pretty much loved it, a lot. The column wasn't long and it wasn't filled with a bunch of useless sentences. It was what it was, straight and to the point. That's because the point was relayed by simply reading the title, but in case you didn't get it the from that column or this one's title then I'll say it again: invest in yourself! I mean seriously, at the end of the day if you all you do is crowd around someone else' life, whether it be your significant other, friends, strangers, whoever, then you'll end up hurting yourself in the long run by not developing any kind of personal skills or hobbies. Eventually people will stop returning your phone calls, texts, social media messages and even emails when they realize that you have nothing better to talk about. People really do get tired of talking about drama and other people's lives at some point and they start living their own. And when that day comes your usefulness will have run it's course. If you feel some kind of way about anything I just said then that means you know it's true deep down in your heart and it's probably a sign that you need to change something.

Fortunately for you that's obtainable as soon as you start acting on it. You're probably asking yourself where can you start or how do you start this process? Well you probably figure out what it is that you like that involves growing yourself mentally, spiritually or emotionally. You can do things that you've never done before in your life. I've found that doing things that you've never done before really gets you closer to knowing yourself and adding things to your life that makes you better and adds excitement. No one likes the mundane way of living life, why not go out and just do stuff because. I know a lot of people aren't able to do that, but there are a lot of things that you can do that fits into your life, all you have to do is research. This was more so for the people that don't have anything going for themselves outside of the realm of being miserable.

There are a lot of things that you can do to enhance your life that doesn't require validation from any other human being on this planet. As an example I decided to scrap all my books and recreate my whole library and add valuable pieces from black authors. I also started supporting up and coming artists by buying their artwork and that adds to my work space that I'm trying to put together. So in this situation I not only increased my critical thinking by adding books that encourage that, I'm adding to creativeness by surrounding myself with works of art from other creative artists. The bonus to all of that is my office will look really cool when it's all said and done. It's possible to better yourself without you feeling like you need people to validate you. All you have to do is realize you need to do better by you and start working on it today.

Until next time.

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