If you’ve struggled for years to have sufficiency in the following aspects of life; time, enough money to start a business, maybe you complain about the government not doing enough, or lack of family support then you’ll need to understand one truth about life. You probably came here looking for tips to achieve your goals — we’ll get to that.
For now, I really want you to know this:
Nothing will ever be enough, nothing will ever be sufficient unless you do one thing right…
“Place Value On What You Already Have“
That’s the only way you can put to good use what you have.
If you think time will increase to 30 hours per day so that you can have enough time to work on something, or that your earnings will magically increase overnight so that you can fund an idea you have and launch in grand style.
Well, your dreams may never come true.
Maximize the results you desire by doing this one thing.
Learn to start using the little you have to maximize the results you desire.
As the world advances, our days get busier and we have less time or your finances may suffer but those things will never change in your favor simply because you simply wish it or pray for it.
You’ll have to keep pushing against the wind.
You’ll have to learn how to use the little you have to your advantage — Because if you think about it, every other person who is doing great and achieving so much doesn’t have extra hours added to their day, nor did many of them have sufficient funding. Their success was dependent on how they were able to use the resources they had at the time.
I used to think that if I earned more money then my time will be freed up and that I would be able to make time for other important things in my life such as family, health, and spiritual well-being.
I was wrong!
I worked hard and increased my income within a few years. I bought myself some cool gadgets, acquired luxuries and traveled to great places.
But it had a seriously negative impact on my health, relationships (both family and friends) and also drew me away from building my spiritual life.
And if you talk to individuals who are now minimalist, they’ll likely tell you the same thing – that happiness doesn’t come from doing more. It comes from accomplishing those small things that give us a chance to spend quality time with our loved ones and take good care of ourselves.
I have found that sometimes the more you want and accomplish, the more cluttered your life may gradually become. Before you realize how deep you’ve gone down a rabbit hole chasing more luxuries and “stuff”, you may find that you’ve broken a lot of relationships, damaged your health, and even your state of happiness.
This is not to discourage you to dream big or aim higher.
While you are aspiring for great things, it’s important to be mindful of how you go about it.
Nothing will ever be enough, but you can make the best of what you have in order to get the results you want.
In order to make that a reality for you, I’ll share a few practical tips that helped me utilize what I already had and propelled me towards my goals in no time and still maintain that life balance we all strive for.
Nothing beats the fact that you take into consideration what matters most in your life and cut out what doesn’t.
Prioritizing what matters and what doesn’t in your life will help you determine the principal reason(s) why you are doing this and helps you stay aligned with it.
When you prioritize, it helps you set principles, this way you can stick to a game plan rather than sacrificing your happiness along the line.
2. Find your tribe.
We just can’t go it alone, try to mingle with people, find your tribe, get as much help as you can get so that you can ease the burden and cut down the amount of time you spend on what you are working on.
Before now, I’ll have a stretch of sleepless nights, because I thought I was the only one who could get it right. I saw myself as the only capable person, it had a serious effect on my health. I spent approximately 30 days in the hospital bed. (I almost died)
When I left the hospital and came back to check on how far I’d gone, I noticed I was still the same place I started off. Nothing was practically done. I learned my lesson, I had to get more hands. I realized there is great power in collective efforts.
3. Use what you already have. (Even if it’s not much.)
There’s always this feeling of displeasure in our little treasure. We feel what we have isn’t enough to begin the journey, or sometimes we don’t even realize that it’s more than enough to finish off.
Mostly in relation to money, we just want to make it BIG and start out big. But that’s not a very great way to accomplish anything ever. Put what you have in and ride out. Most things can be bootstrapped.
If you just get out and start doing something, you could be surprised at how much you can accomplish without a lot of money. You can start a blog for very little money. You can start an online store, or even start a consulting business. There are many ways to bootstrap and get going.
Do an inventory of the resources you actually have:
- Your network
- Your friends and family
- Your online network
- Free online resources and course
- Books (You can learn a lot about business from books!)
- Local business resources (many of free)
- Online business resources
Here are two books to get you started:
4. Practice gratitude. (Always)
Gratitude is the best way to keep our hopes alive, it helps us to be grateful for where we are, what we have and don’t have (yet) while we hope to accomplish them as we work towards our ultimate goal(s).
Gratitude will let you appreciate the people in your life who contribute to your growth (whether they spill negative or positive energy). Being grateful shows that you have a deep insight that no one else understands. It just brings out the brighter side of you and energizes your soul.
I’ve had more accomplishments since I started doing these things, it has helped me live a better life that is meaningful to me and those I care about. it has helped me understand what it means to truly place value on what we have, who we are and stay focused until success is finally achieved.
Some Final Thoughts
By doing an inventory of the resources you actually have, you will find that you are far ahead of the game. Look around at your life. Who can help you? Surround yourself with those that propel your ideas and help you achieve greatness.
There is a lot of advice out there to help you grow a business, even start a business, but here is my advice to you:
Be thankful for where you are today.
Write down your goals every day. Be clear and specific. Start where you are and keep going.