Today is Day 2 of the Write Tribe Festival of Words and the theme today is resources that we have/use.
The term ‘resource‘ is a very wide one. Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “a stock or supply of money, materials, staff, and other assets that can be drawn on by a person or organization in order to function effectively.” In my case, the list of resources is a pretty exhaustive list. I am stumped when I’m asked to pick just one or even a handful! The question arises—on what basis do I choose them here?
Every morning when I wake up, I have a long list of things to do. How successful I am in getting most of this done depends to a great extent on how well I use these resources—Time, being the most important amongst them. Many of us rarely take the time to think about time. Time is not just important— it is also finite. Like most people, I’m still trying to figure out how to manage my time and finding ways to make the most of what I have. In the words of William Penn, “Time is what we want most, but what we use worst.”
But time alone is not the only resource that’s important. There are many more in my list that are inextricably bound to my life. Experience tells me that the only chance of functioning well is to be aware of where we are, and what resources are at our disposal. Then, consider that life is time and time is a seed within each one of us. This seed wasn’t meant to remain a seed forever, but rather to become a tree, which is its full potential.
How then are we going to transform a seed into a tree? In other words, how are we going to move from where we are now to become who we were created to be? That’s where our resources come to our rescue and help us to overcome the challenges to function better and be more effective in all that we do.
The image below is a list of the resources that I depend upon, on a daily basis, be it to fulfil a task, do a job, find a solution, or solve a perplexing problem. They are made up of tangible and intangible things, of people, things, machines and thought-processes, that lead me towards light. Now, that’s amazing! Something, which I consciously never really think of, even though in reality, my life depends on it.
How do I know which to use at a given time? It all depends on the nature of the work that needs to get done on a particular day. Accordingly, the priorities of these resources keeps changing. But one thing is certain. They are all essential for helping me function effectively. Am I able to utilise them to the best of my ability? I cannot say an emphatic YES because I’m still a work-in-progress. But being aware certainly helps. I know I’m getting there.
What are some of the resources that you have/use on a regular basis? How happy are you with the way you use them?
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Today’s prompt is: Share a resource/s you have or use. To read the other posts related to this theme, click here.
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