I have begun to understand how important it is to invest in the right people in the right manner. No point investing your resources and time in people who don’t need it, want it, require it, value it, respect it, and also doubt it. There may be several other reasons and a lot of people will actually fall these category. There will be a rare few who will take advantage of that in varying degree, those are the ones to look out for and help. How to know about actually recognizing the right people, how much, for how long, I really don’t think there is a rule of thumb or a set formula. You just have to start doing it and will learn through experience along the way.
One thing you should take care of, is if someone is investing something in you make sure you are not the jerk who doesn’t value it or learn not learn something from it.