Why Invest? What are your main reasons for investing? (26 May 2021)
Today is Vesak day, a public holiday, non trading day in Singapore.
Woke up with a beautiful pink sunrise. It must be a good and peaceful day.
Looking at the pink sky, feeling the energy of freedom and peace, I felt so grateful and thankful to share investing.
An inspiration came into my mind, use this non market day to type out and share my view about why everyone should invest and know why you want to invest.
Investing allows me to do what I truly love and enjoy, it gives me the freedom to live the life I want, and plan the life I desire.
As an investor, do you have or do you know what is the reason that you are investing?
Or if you are just planning to start to invest, do you have a reason for wanting to do it?
At this point, this answer may come to your mind - the purpose of investing isn't it to make money.
Yes, it may sound like a silly question with an easy answer.
But, to me, investing is more than just wanting to make money.
If you have a strong desire, want, a dream, a reason, you will put in more effort, you will want to get it right, you will learn from your mistakes and experiences, you won't give up, you will have a plan, you will review and want to improve, because you want to fulfill your desire and dream, live the desired life you want in 5-10 years.
But if you invest just to make money, or quick money, you may take it less seriously, you may listen to rumours, you may follow the crowd, some of you may apply the gambling mindset and are reluctant to put in time and effort, and chances are, your investment returns may not be as positive.
As an investor and stockbroker with 22 years of experience, I have seen many investors fail because they only have the mindset of making money.
During my younger days, I told myself, I want to be financially independent. To me, being financially independent does not equal being very rich or rich, it means having enough to do what I enjoy and love, and having the freedom to live the life I desire.
I love nature, I love Japan, I love to study philosophy, so my desire is to be able to travel to any part of Japan and the world, invest anytime and anywhere, keying orders while facing autumn trees, sakura, snow, beautiful flowers, sea, mountains, sunrise and sunset. And I want to have the resources and free time to enjoy awesome nature and study life and philosophy.
So, I work hard, wanting to build my investment as my career, meaning it must be able to give me a consistent monthly income, and allow me to pursue my passions and desires.
It's never easy, but I never give up, and keep learning and determined to improve.
I guess I am on my way, or already living the life I want.
I have the total freedom to pursue what I enjoy, flew to Hong Kong regularly to learn Zi Wei Dou Shu Investing Destiny, learning and mastering Reiki peacefully, flying to Japan as and when I want (but not during Covid period).
I am enjoying the freedom to do what I like and enjoy.
And I never stopped learning, I took one step forward towards Japan, self-study Japanese, reading and researching Japan's stock market, and today, on Vesak day, I made my first ever investment on stocks listed on Japan Exchange. I am investing towards my dream. The feeling was amazing.
So, spend a moment and think about it, what are your main reasons for wanting to invest?
Money is just a bridge, your true desire and dream behind it are the motivating factors.
Live the life you want, life is about joy and experiences.
Meanwhile, stay invested.
Sharing my own personal view and feel. yipei 26 May 2021 Happy Vesak Day
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