"You must stop spending (wasting) your thoughts, time and money. Everything in life must be an investment. To spend is to waste, to squander, to lay out without return. To invest is to lay out for the purpose from which profit is expected." Neville Goddard
This is not to negate the shear joy and value of giving without return, because all giving has a return, therefore it is not a waste. However, this revelation is about how we are spending or investing each thought in each moment.
It draws our focus into the very present, demanding that each thought and feeling be an investment into the person you want to be and the world you want to live in. Do not waste your time and energy on the thoughts and feelings that create more of what you already have and wish was otherwise. Do not waste your energy on on thoughts of scarcity, shame, grudges, inadequacies, misunderstandings and fear. Instead invest every moment and each thought in what you wish to be.
Remember that which you wish to be is already within you, you simply must change your focus and invent your moments and thoughts in it.
Neville reminds us: "The present moment is always right for an investment."
Gandhi says: "Be the change you wish to see in the world."