After the year we've had I've really started to look at my health as my most valuable asset, but not in the terms of what we normally associate assets with. When we normally think about assets, we might think about things that we own… money, a house, cars, jewellery, etc.
However, an asset is essentially a useful or valuable resource, person or quality that offers you a return on your investment.
There are six main assets in life...
Our brains, health, time, money, relationships and the legacy we leave behind.
We have to invest in all of these in order to grow them.
We go to school and university essentially to invest in our brains so that we can get a return on that investment by having more knowledge and making more money in our careers.
One could argue that our brains and health are the two most valuable assets we have because without them we die or suffer in this life.
The asset of time is worth mentioning too because it is limited. We all only have 24 hours in our day. And we can be intentional to use that time wisely to invest in other assets.
If we make time to invest in our health, we will likely feel better (more confident, content, less stress, etc.), think better (mental clarity) and act better.
When we are managing and investing in our health, time and brains, we are able to figure out how to make more money, foster better relationships and be intentional about the legacy we leave behind.
Your health is so much more than how you look. It plays a key role in all other areas of your life and is an asset we need to invest in and continually improve.
What do you think about the 6 assets in life? Agree or disagree?