Value and invest in yourself

by Stephen on May 9, 2012 · 15 comments

in Awakening, Education

If you are into financial investment, you’re probably very familiar with Mr. Warren Buffet (1951–present). He is the most successful investor in the world. His investment strategies are legendary and many people seek to learn after him.

Even more respectable, he pledged to give away 99% of his wealth (more than $30 billions at the time of the pledge in 2006) to non-profit foundations, mostly to Bill Gate’s Foundation.

Mr. Buffet often travels to universities to give speeches to educate and motivate students. Here is one of his speeches to teach us the value of our body, to invest in ourselves, in education for a great future.


Imagine that a Genie offers you any car in the world. The catch is that it is the only car you will ever own. What would you do?

You would read the manual ten times, change the oil twice as often as required, and you would take fastidious care so that that car remained the car of your dreams forever.

Think about what this tells you about your body.

You get only one mind and one body–the same ones you will have at 20, 40, 60, etc.

Take care of them and maximize their potential. It will be too late to take care of your body and mind (and car) later on. You can maintain them, but it is hard or impossible to undo big mistakes or negligence later on. You do not want to end up with a wreck on your hands.

Your main asset in life is yourself.

Treat yourself as a valuable asset. I often explain to students that I would be willing to pay today for a percentage of the future earnings of good students.

If you value yourself, and invest in yourself, you will be worth a great deal through out your lifetime, both to yourself and to your community.

Author: Warren Buffet

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{ 15 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dhandapani May 10, 2012 at 3:07 am

Warren Buffet is a genius.

2 Ashok May 10, 2012 at 10:07 am

Excellent. I learnt a lot. We should invest in ourselves.

3 Lamia May 14, 2012 at 7:54 am

Really great advice…

4 Career Smart Kenya May 30, 2012 at 4:17 am

Marvelous and inspiring

5 RAGHAVENDRA SHARMA June 7, 2012 at 8:30 am

Yourself is the best commodity so invest.

6 Sonam July 30, 2012 at 7:14 pm

Wow!

7 Joeypot August 2, 2012 at 10:10 pm

Inspiring one…be blessed.

8 Prathima Reddy August 24, 2012 at 7:40 am

Awesome

9 Rakesh March 6, 2013 at 5:22 am

Through my mistakes I learn a lot, but the main thing how we care about ourselves especially for habits, and routine and value the life…

10 Aboubakr March 31, 2013 at 5:18 am

It’s the first time I visit this website, it’s great. It encourages us to learn English easily and effectively. Those short stories teach us how to deal with our life.

11 Christine January 14, 2014 at 2:16 am

Worth a read… great job!

12 Erowin February 21, 2014 at 12:39 am

Very inspiring. I will share this to our youth.

13 Ede Rollzy May 14, 2015 at 3:42 am

God help me

14 Ede Rollzy May 27, 2015 at 4:23 pm

Words that shape life

15 Isaac Kpokpo October 22, 2016 at 5:17 pm

Great words from great people.

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