Investing and Time Anxiety

A reflective moment made me realise that I have time anxiety. Time anxiety is the feeling that one should achieve something within a certain period. This feeling usually comes after realising that most of your peers are ahead of you therefore you feel a pressure to catch up. This realisation was cemented after reading that “when you want to hurry something, that means that you no longer care about it and want to get on to other things” (Pirsig, 2014). This quote pushed me to try to slow things down and achieve things in my own time.

I have been taking a lot of investment and personal finance courses lately. I have been rushing through them because of a deadline I set for myself. I did not take time to really understand the concepts that these professors were trying to teach me. Therefore, I have to redo some of them. This is the way to go if I want to stop speculating about the stocks I choose.

Planning is a good way to go but you have to be aware that some projects take longer than expected. Like me, push your deadline to a later date. You will be better for it.

Bibliography

Pirsig, R. (2014). Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance.London: Vintage Books.

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Courses

The following is a list of courses that I have taken from the EdX platform as an introduction to investing and critical thinking.

Finance Courses

Screen-Shot-2018-12-13-at-1.06.31-pm-e1544670459309.png1, Personal Finance from Purdue University

This is an introductory course to personal finance. It is good for people who have no experience doing accounting courses. The course is simple and easy to follow.

2. Financial Analysis for Decision Making from Babson University
The financial analysis in this course is in the point of view of a business. However, it works for one person as long as the individual treats themselves like a business.

3. Corporate Finance
This course is a bit advanced. It is important to have basic accounting knowledge. I particularly liked the section that helps re-evaluate investment decisions using the Return of Investments.