Time and money is not the problem, it is resourcefulness

I love it when friends tell me that they don’t have the time or money or <insert resource> to do what they need to do :).

But you know what?

Over and over… and over… again, throughout history there have been people who didn’t have the resources and yet still found a way.

Do you think that if Joan of Arc kept telling herself, “I don’t have the money or the time to help my people”, that she would have risen to the post of leading the French army to those important victories?

She didn’t have an army, she didn’t have money, and she didn’t even have contacts in high places.

What she did have however is resourcefulness.

She had the determination, the passion and the resolve to do whatever was necessary to get the resources she needed.

It’s interesting, but when we tell ourselves “I don’t have the money”, “I can’t do this”, or “There is no way” etc….

We are in fact creating a supposition in our minds that there is no solution :(.

What if instead, we asked ourselves “How can I get ‘this’ done”, whatever ‘this’ may be.

And we did so repeatedly, until we came up with at may different answers as possible.

Even if we can’t come up with the answers straight away, just asking a different question gets our subconscious minds to find a way.

This distinction is important, because our subconscious mind is the part of our mind that keeps our heart beating one hundred thousand times per day.

As my friend Tony would say – “The defining factor (for success) is never resources, it’s resourcefulness.”

But please to truly understand this concept, check out this TED talk where he goes deeper into just what this means.

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