Resources Versus Resourcefulness Explained Simply

Resources Versus Resourcefulness – All You Need To Know

In this post, we’ll unpack the differences between Resources and Resourcefulness and then explore how we can leverage this knowledge as a way to optimise success.

Resources Versus Resourcefulness

Resources refers to what tools are available to us at any given time. Resourcefulness refers to how effective we are at utilising those tools.

Therefore, the defining factor when it comes to success is never resources ― it’s always resourcefulness. In fact, there are countless examples, from Mahatma Gandhi to Nelson Mandela, of people in history who had no resources and overcame people with all the resources.

For every excuse that can be made for individuals who failed, we can find an example of an individual who, despite similar circumstances, succeeded. What resources you do or do not have at your disposal should not be the focal point, but rather how you leverage the resources you do have ― your resourcefulness ― should be.

Being resourceful means figuring out how to make it work ― it means burning your boats and finding a way no matter what and not stopping until you do. When you are fully committed, relentless and unwavering in getting what you want, you can be sure you’ll find a way to succeed.

“When without resources, depend solely on resourcefulness.” ― Sun Tzu

How To Leverage Resourcefulness

They key to leveraging resourcefulness is to maximise our mental and emotional states. How we think and how we feel in any given moment are the ultimate human resources ― and they are always available to us. When we harness emotions like passion, determination and love, we can can get any other resource on earth.

Therefore, we must shift from a Scarcity Mindset to an Abundance Mindset. We must shift our focus from what we don’t have to determining how to maximise what we do have by creating empowering stories and asking empowering questions that align us with our goals and the life we desire.

“Resources are temporary. Resourcefulness is permanent.”

Summary (TL;DR)

Resources is about what tools we have. Resourcefulness is about how effectively we use those tools. The defining factor when it comes to success is never resources but always resourcefulness.

The key to leveraging resourcefulness comes down to psychological fitness and emotional strength. We must maximise our mental and emotional states by creating empowering stories and asking empowering questions.

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