When you have unlimited resources, the goals / priorities / focus don’t really matter. If you have twice as much money and the time to achieve a simple task to getting it right the first time isn’t as important as you might have otherwise thought.
The idea of “having enough resources” is just a logical interpretation of your current situation. Most of the time, it’s an attitude issue, related to your prioritizing skills.
It might seem like you have to achieve success the first time around — or that you might run out of money, manpower and experience — but what if that just might be a perception illusion. What if getting it right the first time means that you only achieve mediocrity? Is that good enough for you? What if running out of money means you have to deliver a product that isn’t beautiful? Does beauty matter? What about functionality? How would you make the product ready for market?
You subconsciously place all kinds of restrictions and inhibitions around what you need to do in order to be successful — magically hoping that by playing by the rules your formula for success will yield better results than the last time.
There is no scarcity. No real scarcity for anything that matters. As long as you can think and work you have everything that you need in order to be successful. Logically, at some point you run out of time and money and opportunity. That’s just common sense. But the truth is that you have more resources than you realize right now. You have better resources.
And so, sometimes feeling like you are running out of resources is a healthy thing. It reminds you that what you are doing today matters. It reminds you that the choices you make are important; and relevant. And that those choices ultimately determine how successful you become.
It’s never been about the resources that you have. At some point all of your resources will be gone. Whether its life or health or money or friends, at some point, those things go away. What you are left with is the resource that you are. You. You are left with you. And that’s not altogether such a bad deal after all. Because you can do with no one else can do.
You can care more. You can whine less. You can stand up when you have been knocked down. You can smile in spite of the pain. You can live, laugh, love, and lead all while feeling broke and sad and unprepared.
It’s not the resources you have but how resourceful you are that really matters. So act like it.
Dr Surya M Ganduri, PhD. PMP. is the Founder & President of eMBC, Inc., an international firm specializing in strategic and executive leadership development processes that Help People Succeed in an Evolving World. Dr Surya has over 28 years of business experience in management consulting, leadership development, executive coaching, process improvements, organizational development and youth leadership. For more information visit www.eMBCinc.com or contact eMBC, Inc., directly at (630) 445-1321.