We are in the season of Capricorn, the dead of the winter and the time where people begin to make new year resolutions. As you prepare for the year of 2015, internalize the value of beneficial investment. Here are some suggestions for viewing this new year as an investment instead of a new year’s resolution:
What is the difference between a new year’s resolution and an internal investment?
Oftentimes, a new year’s resolution becomes an uncompleted goal that we desire to obtain but rarely follow through to its completeness. Internal investments have the ability to be similar to new year’s resolutions; however there is a self defined purpose and commitment attached to each investment.
So, here is the mission:
Analyze your life. Figure out the areas in which you would like to improve, enhance, or demote and write about your life including these components: understanding, innerstanding, perspective analyzation, and finally, the investors decision.
- Understanding is simple. It is simply defining the changes or adaptations you want to tackle on the most superficial level.
- Innerstanding is the next level. In order to innerstand, you must seek to define the core of you. Why do you want to make these changes? How does it make you a better person? Do you think you will become better by this? Is this helpful to your self growth? Etcetera and so on. Innerstanding is simply taking care of you and attaching your desires to your inner person.
- The next level is the perspective analyzation. This is your chance to be as many personalities as you want while you identify all the angles of this area in your life. Become a dynamic, diverse jury to your own issues. Dig into the areas in which you may not want to dig before.
- Lastly, make the decision. Be sure to analyze how you want to execute your vision. What is the investment you are going to make for yourself? Write the direct purpose for doing so and then do it! Begin working on it. If there is an end date attached, include the calendar plan and final date for completion.
Sounds like a lot of work? Well, this is Capricorn season! Get to work. I urge you to write out your mission and connect with it in any way that will help you capitalize. Capricorn represents the hard worker. This is the time to make significant impacts that will reap value you long term. More importantly, the capricorn is very detached from shenanigans so this is the best time to make logical decisions free from the usual level of disturbance and/or confusion.
Here are some examples of ways to invest:
In the stock market: Set aside time to listen to an expert and learn how the investment world operates. Before you invest, figure out what you can afford. Even if it’s a little now…it can be a lot more later. Money is a tool to be used in the world in order to feed our dreams to their maximum. It is an appropriate tool seeing that there is a global flow of currency (or current) in the form of monetary exchange. Ideally, we would love living in a world where the funding of making dreams come true is unlimited, and this indeed can happen as each individual takes the opportunity to focus on that future manifestation.
In the meantime, it may be beneficial to invest in arenas that can potentially fund your dreams. More money does not have to equal more problems once you learn to internalize how to use money effectively. If you’re reasoning resonates with your passion and being then there is nothing wrong. There is rarely a time where resonating with passion is wrong unless you perceive it to be. So in that case, make the investment.
In education: Education does not have to mean stacking up loans by attending a university. The internet is a great gift. With the proper discretion and research, one is able to learn a new subject of interest.
In raw honesty: Ruled by the planet of Saturn, the Capricorn can be a very serious sign which often respects tough lessons and wisdom. The Capricorn can often get too caught up in the struggles of life and/or glued stuck to traditions. This does not make the Capricorn any less cooler than other signs, but Capricorns can benefit from a little fun and from a little letting down of the hair. With this said, being an honest Capricorn can be rewarding. Although individuals typically look to the traditions of the world like marriage, graduations, etc to set the benchmark for success or moral satisfaction per se; be as honest with yourself as possible and detect whether tradition is what makes you happy. Is the upright image more appealing than the desires you may be denying yourself in its pursuit? Whatever your situation may be, invest in raw honesty. Make it a long term habit in fact.