Money isn't everything but it's apart of everyones lives. The better you understand it, the less you have to worry about it. The more you learn, the better decisions you can make around your finances.
FOCUS ON THE LONG GAME
Whether it's investing or managing your personal finances, there will always be ups and downs. When you only look at short term decisions, you'll miss the big picture. The big picture is the plan. It's what you want you life to look like in the future. Having a plan is important so that when 'things' happen in life, you don't react. It allows you to make strategic moves rather than emotional moves. The more you plan and track your money, the better you will be at growing it.