Imagine that a Genie appears in front of you and offers you a car of your choice – any car – however expensive. But the catch is that it is the only car you will ever own; you can not replace it and you can not change it. What would you do? You would take good care of it. Read the manual ten times, change the oil twice as often as required, and you would take fastidious care so that that car remained the car of your dreams forever.
Well, a genie has already given you a car like this. Think of your body, a superb machine that you get only once. You get only one mind and one body–the same ones you will have at 20, 40, 60, and so on. But do you take good care of them? Probably not. Wake up now…
Take care of them and maximize their potential. It will be too late to take care of your body and mind (and the car) later on. You can maintain them now, but it is hard or impossible to undo big mistakes or negligence later on. You do not want to end up with a wreck on your hands, do you?
Remember, your main asset in life is yourself. Treat yourself as a valuable asset. If you value yourself, and invest in yourself, you will be worth a great deal through out your lifetime, both to yourself and to your community.
From the speech of : Warren Buffet