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The power of self-investment

“As gold purified in a furnace loses its impurities and achieves its own true nature, the mind gets rid of the impurities of the attributes of delusion, attachment and purity through meditation and attains Reality.”-Adi Shankara

This old photo of myself showed up as in Facebook memory and i couldn’t help but to go down the road of memory lane. It reminded me the self-sabotaging habits I once had. The lack of self-love, playing victim, did not take care of self, felt drained, uninspired and unattractive. I remember those days where wearing oversized outfits would make me feel safe. I avoided taking photographs because I didn’t feel “good enough”. Self-investment (on personal development) is life changing. There is no shortcut and “pain-free” way of experiencing growth, change and adversities.

You are solely responsible for fixing yourself. Of course, there may be a financial element involved in self-investment. But it doesn’t just stop there. Self-investment requires time, commitment, energy and follow through. So, what opportunities for self-investment have you come across in your life that you are ignoring?

It’s not always easy to justify spending that time, effort or energy required in yourself, but once you make the decision to do so, your life transforms.

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