~ How am I employing my resources?
Am I living up to my potential?
Have I deployed the full gamut of my personal resources?
Do I even know what I am fully capable of?
Are there certain things I haven’t delved into that I could possibly excel at?
How would I know?
What realms remain untapped because I haven’t been willing to try them out, or have simply have missed the necessary encounters to awaken them?
Do I fear a full understanding of what I know I might be capable of and am thus squandering?
What are my resources?
And how resourceful can I be?
It’s important to take an objective look at your current skills & abilities — your resources — and evaluate them. Contemplate their continuous improvement; consider what you aren’t considering; regard what you can do, that you don’t do. Originate, produce, and refine new ways to employ your self. In short, what are you good at? What can you improve? And in this self-examination, what aren’t you thinking about?
~ able to deal skillfully and promptly with new situations, difficulties, etc.
~ able to meet situations : capable of devising ways and means
~ able to find and use different ways to help achieve your goals
We understand what we have available now may not be all that there is. Each of us is capable of genuine growth and in varieties of ways: originating new things to say, do and share, often out of necessity, to merely keep up. It is evidenced by our continued existence within an at-times harsh world. We come to be defined by everything that we have necessarily learned to do in our navigation of our changing environments.
Outside of the compulsions of necessity, I posit we are more than likely still full of untapped potential and underutilized talents. These are things we may not understand, even about ourselves, because we have not yet experienced them. We don’t know about these resources. We don’t, perhaps simply because we have not yet been forced into situations which may alight them to our attention. We have not yet been called upon to call upon them.
What of our unprogressed upon aspirations? How about those aspects of ourselves we haven’t yet fully invested unto, but wish to? We tend to fear investing in dreams in all the discretionary senses — monetarily, socially, temporally. After all, time is the most valuable resource we have, and it feels especially bad to feel like we are wasting it.
All that being said, often we are forced to simply use what we have right here before us, or within us. Restrictions and limitations can be freeing in that they force us to become creative with our current resources. What is at our disposal now becomes more valuable directly due to our familiarity with it. Such is the groundwork laid for resourcefulness.
We try to be resourceful in these ways with our dreams and our time and our work, melding them together for the sake of fitting it all into our lives in the necessary proportions. It takes a certain kind of talent to work with what you already have in hand, while simultaneously driving at changes and improvements. For the development of what most consider to be a good life, we are tasked with employing our core resources, while simultaneously cultivating entirely new ones. The game becomes one of balance.
So, how do you employ your resources? And how might you expand them? ~