Your Greatest Resources
By Chris Widener
When people think about pursuing something, they usually
first take a look at their resources to determine whether or
not they can do it. That is a wise thing to do.
But where most people fail in this process is when they look
at their resources to determine whether or not they can do it,
they are usually taking stock of the wrong resources.
Most people immediately look at money. “How much money do I
have?” they ask. Sure, we need to know how much money we have,
but money is not the greatest resource. In fact, there are a
few other resources that are all more important, and certainly
more impacting, than money.
Take a look through the following and see how you do. If you
have money, but don’t have these, you will not go far. If you
have these but lack in the oney department, you can still
pursue and achieve your dreams.
What is your greatest resource? It isn’t money. There are
things far greater s resources for you to have.
Desire. Everything that comes from
life comes from wanting it. Really wanting it. Do you
have desire in you for something? A fire in the belly
that cannot be put out no matter what? This is what you
must have. True burning desire for what you want. This
is not a wish or something you would take if it came
along. This is something deep in your heart. Something
you long for, something you have always longed for, and
something you will continue to long for. In many ways
it is what you feel you were created for. Your destiny.
And it is buried within you and cannot be taken away.
Do you have this kind of desire for what you seek? Then
you will accomplish it.
Very few persons, comparatively, know how to
Desire with sufficient intensity. They do not know what
it is to feel and manifest that intense, eager,
longing, craving, insistent, demanding, ravenous Desire
which is akin to the persistent, insistent, ardent,
overwhelming desire of the drowning man for a breath of
air; of the shipwrecked or desert-lost man for a drink
of water; of the famished man for bread and
Vision. Robert Schuller once said,
“You never have a money problem, only a vision
problem.” Well said. If you have vision for something,
you will attract the money needed. Vision is that grand
spectacular plan that sees the big picture, paints it
for others, and draws them along.
Do you have a vision for what it is you want to
accomplish? Can you see it even if it isn’t here yet?
Can you hear it? Smell it?
How big is your vision? Is it a tiny little thing
that lacks a compelling nature? Or is it something so
big that it acts like a giant magnet to everything
around it? If you have an enormous vision to see your
plan come to fruition, it will, no matter how much
money you may or may not have.
“Nothing in the world can take the place of
persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common
than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not;
unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will
not; the world is full of educated derelicts.
Persistence and determination alone are
It is true that most people who achieve something
that others don’t do so simply because they tried
longer. Not necessarily harder, just longer. So often
the prize is lost because we do not persevere. Wealth,
talent, genius, and education are good, but cannot and
will not take the place of the one who is tenaciously
Do you persist when the going gets tough? When it
looks like the goal will be a little further off and a
little longer in arriving do you quit and go elsewhere
or do you buckle down and attack with even more
diligence? If you will persist, you will achieve your
dream, whether you have money or not.
Guts. Courage. Bravery. Nerve, Valor.
Do you have them? Can you look risk in the eye and not
blink? The men and women of this world who have
accomplish tremendous things were not handed those
things. I have found that every single on e of them had
moments of pure unadulterated fear. Fear of loss. Fear
of humiliation. Fear of failure. But what separated
them from the rest is that they had the guts to go
forward anyway. When others slunk off into the
distance, they forged ahead. It didn’t matter how much
money they had. They had a dream - a big dream - and
the courage to go for it, no matter what the cost.
"Courage is getting away from death by
continually coming within an inch of it."
G. K. Chesterton
Do you have these? Then you have all the resources you will
ever need to live the life you have always dreamed of!
Widener is a popular speaker and author who has shared the
podium with US Presidents, helping individuals and
organizations turn their potential into performance, succeed in
every area of their lives and achieve their dreams. Join
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