Invest in You — It’s The Best Bet of Your Life

The best decision of your life

Thomas Oppong
3 min readFeb 5, 2022


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Most people are quick to bet on anything but themselves. They invest in the stock market, crypto, new companies but forget to bet on themselves.

Why is that? It’s a tragedy.

Albert Einstein was right, “Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.”

Education is lifelong. It goes far beyond formal education.

Consistent learning improves almost every area of your life: your career, health, relationships and self-knowledge.

The ROI for investing in yourself:

  • career upgrade for a better life
  • Life skills upgrade for smarter living
  • Good mental models for high level thinking

Investing in yourself is one of the smartest things you can do. After all, you are your own most valuable asset.

This may seem like a no-brainer, but it’s easy to neglect personal growth and self-development when we leave school and start our careers.

Investing in yourself is one of the most important and life-changing decisions you can make.

It is essential to your success and boosts confidence, motivation, productivity, and creativity. But not only does it affect you personally, but it also has a ripple effect on those around you as well.

Roy T. Bennett explains it beautifully, “There is no more profitable investment than investing in yourself. It is the best investment you can make; you can never go wrong with it. It is the true way to improve yourself to be the best version of you and lets you be able to best serve those around you.”

An investment in yourself is the engine of your wealth

“Invest in yourself. Your knowledge is the engine of your wealth.” — Warren Buffett

Investing in yourself can mean many different things, such as: learning a new skill that can make you indispensable in the future, learning weekly from smart people via newsletters and reading great books to upgrade your knowledge.



Thomas Oppong

Author | Habits, Philosophy & Psychology. As seen on Forbes, Inc. and Business Insider. For my popular essays, go here: