When preparing for examinations in your schools, good teachers or lecturers who have got some understanding and also have your interest at heart will always tell you, ‘Don’t stay too long on a question because the time frame is not designed to favour that. So, if you must be able to finish on time and still do well, as soon as a question is proving difficult or a little confusing, drop it and move on.’
By the time you have attempted the ones that come quite easy, you can then go back to the ones that were proving difficult. With that, you’ve gained time and sealed the ones you’re certain about. You’ll agree with me that it really works well. You see, in the same vein, life is also an examination and there are several questions (challenges and obstacles) that you’ll be faced with.
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Now, we fail to make progress simply because we muse and worry too long over certain issues instead of moving on and getting other victories. In other words, we often allow just one difficult battle to steal the war from us. You’ve got no money on you and instead of thinking about what you can do with the time, relationship, skill, and the talent you’ve got that will give you a sense of fulfilment and eventually bring the money, you keep feeling down.
NOW UNDERSTAND THESE FEW THINGS…
I want you to understand that really, you’re not limited. For the fact that you need or desire something and it’s not forth coming does not put you at a disadvantage. There are several other things you’ve got which you simply need to shift your focus to. Stop focusing on what you don’t have. Focus on what you have. Make the best with it and at the end of the day, you will feel more fulfilled and productive than just sitting down, feeling disarmed.
Progress is never measured by getting or having. Progress is measured by doing. You move on the wheels of actions, not on the wheels of gifts or rewards. It is not every question that life faces you with that you can easily get answers to in the moment, but why wait there until you find an answer when there are other questions you can easily answer?
RESOURCEFULNESS AS THE DRIVER OF PROGRESS
Being resourceful is not about having all the resources, but about knowing how to maneuver and manage the few you’ve got. It’s about being able to see opportunities when others see none. Resourcefulness is about being able to identify resources when they don’t even look like it and being able to trade what you’ve got for what you need. Dear young fellow, you’ve got time, energy, passion, talent, friendships, a brain to think, a mouth to talk, a leg to walk, a hand to work, etc.
Make use of your resources! Move on with life and let the unyielding question be. There are other ones you can answer. Use the moment to face those ones. The only language time understands is “now.” So, make use of it. No present situation can be too worse that nothing can be brought forth from it.
I remain your clarity coach and your clarity remains my priority.