Warren Buffett is quoted as saying, “The best investment you can make is an investment in yourself.”

Investing in you is similar in investing in the stock market in this way: There may be times when you invest in yourself and the payoff is almost immediate. Other times, there is quite a wait to see the return on your investment. In both cases you’re worth it and you want to invest in growth.

Buy and hold. Don’t sell yourself short.

And when you do invest in yourself, be sure to maximize your ROI by taking actions that allow your investment to pay dividends.