When you practice it,
you raise the bar and success is a guarantee
There's not a more useful or important trait to possess than resourcefulness in the pursuit of success. Resourcefulness is a mindset. It's especially relevant when the goals you have set are difficult to achieve or you cannot envision a clear path to get to where you desire to go. With a resourcefulness mindset, you're driven to find a way. An attitude of resourcefulness inspires out-of-the-box thinking, the generation of new ideas and the ability to visualize all the possible ways to achieve what you desire. Resourcefulness turns you into a scrappy, inventive and enterprising entrepreneur. It places you a cut above the rest.
As an open-minded entrepreneur, you must be passionate about breaking boundaries and redefining what is and what isn't possible. You must possess the unique talents necessary to leverage and fulfill the immediate goals set out in front of you, and remain open when considering new ideas and differing thoughts from your own. Open-mindedness is critical when taking the actions that will lead you toward success.
In being open-minded, you find value in all kinds of different people, events and circumstances. You demonstrate a willingness to embrace an array of possibilities, opportunities, thoughts, views, suggestions and experiences outside of your normal repertoire. You push yourself to do what others believe to be impossible. This is how you attain success while the less resourceful give up on their dreams. Stretch out of your comfort zone and expand your thinking. As you stretch yourself, you discover things that will greatly improve your business and ideas that will help you bypass current obstacles standing in your way.
Believe you are capable of handling any problem placed in front of you. You must wholeheartedly hold the belief that you are competent and adequate enough to achieve what you desire. This belief is the first step you take in getting things done. When you are self-assured, you like and trust yourself. You know your value, appreciate your talents, work ethic and your ability to consistently follow through on your every word, deed and action.
Hold the mindset that workable solutions exist for every problem. Visualize yourself being successful every day. When facing difficulties, picture yourself overcoming them. Imagine accomplishing your goals and celebrating your successes. Openly accept compliments and know that you deserve them. Keep a daily log of your successes. Write down your achievements each day and soon you will fill the pages and develop a clear scope on how far you have come and how much success you have had. This will go a long way in helping you realize that you have earned the right to be confident in yourself and your abilities.
Resourcefulness is having the mindset to look at what’s in front of you and to optimize what you have to work with. Being imaginative is not always about creating something new; it also can be having a little ingenuity for making old things work better. Reach far into the depths of your mind and come up with outlandish possibilities as well as practical ones. Allow your mind to wander. Never stop your creative process, as you may talk yourself out of a great idea. Creative thoughts quickly move you from one idea to another and the next. One of those ideas may bear the fruits of a genius idea or solution.
There is no such thing as procrastination in the mindset of those who are resourceful. To be successful, you cannot put your dreams on hold and wait for the right resources or people to show up. There is no waiting. Get out there and create your own resources and networks. When you are resourceful, you don't allow outside circumstances determine when or how you take action, or you will always settle for less.
When opportunities present themselves, don't overthink or talk yourself out of them. Get in the game. Avoid being a passive observer. Participate actively and always be deeply involved. Take initiative to be a part of creating and finding solutions. Engage with and influence the people, events, circumstance and knowledge that will come your way. It's when you're actively engaged in your business that you have the most significant impact on everything you touch.
To be resourceful, you can never give up. If you stop trying before a problem is solved then you haven’t accomplished anything. If you don’t succeed at first, get up and try again. Try a dozen things a hundred different ways if that's what it takes, but don’t give up the fight simply because obstacles crop up. Trust that every “no” puts you that much closer the “yes” you're looking for.
Let anxiety and frustration motivate you. Get in touch with how deeply you want to succeed and make a difference. These motivators largely determine what you accomplish. Discipline yourself to keep going when you want to quit. Any sought-after goal worthy of your effort will place challenges in your way. If you practice persistence and make it your habit to discipline yourself to do what needs to be done, you're guaranteed to reach your goal. Gregariously go after what you want. Never see a setback as a failure; view it as practice. Practice makes perfect. Use fear and frustration to push you over the finish line.
Possessing a resourceful mindset requires you stay positive. There's a solution to every problem, even if that means a change in direction. Train yourself to see the positive benefits in every situation. As you cultivate a positive outlook, you'll see it is easier to come up with solutions. Fear and frustration block innovation.
When frustrated, remind yourself of all the times in the past you dealt with a crisis or difficult situation and the stories of victory and success that resulted from those hardships. Allow these memories to keep you hopeful in your present situation. Each time you're successful through hardship, you grow into a stronger, wiser person. Your experiences teach you things you can now pass onto others when in need of support and encouragement.
To develop a resourceful mindset, you must be willing to constantly improve yourself. Be open to learning new things and doing all you can to keep current with what's happening within your industry. Even if your business becomes more successful, learning on your part must continue because learning provides enrichment to your life. Know and embrace what your personal strengths and weaknesses are and learn how to control and overcome them.
You cannot manage every situation you encounter effectively if you don't have the ability to harness your fears and weaknesses. Therefore, read as many books as you can, consistently educate yourself and put what you learn into action. Become the person who finds the loopholes, who is scrappy and is innovative. When you practice resourcefulness, you raise the bar and success is a guarantee.