You Have All The Resources You Need

Executive Summary about Resources by Ke O Agile Khiba

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You already have all the resources you need to accomplish all the things you want to achieve. You do have all the resources you need. -and, for which needs?

There are countless resources that each individual possesses.

1. Creating Vision

“Where there is no vision, the people perish”. In the absence of a compelling vision, people tend to be stuck in their present circumstances. Where there is no vision people perish.

For some, vision is the ability to outline a point of convergence related to their personal focus. I suppose a plausible working definition should be: a portrayal of intended activities in vivid, clear crisp terms that capture human meaning and value.

Visioning (the process of creating a vision) is one of the essential resource that affects your personal time record. Visioning comprises three aspects:

It is a tragedy tha many people are living other people’s visions. b. value (what value will it add)

It is very easy to be engaged in activities that do not add any value to your life. Seeking to provide an answer to this question will help in rooting out ‘idling’ activities.

c. stakeholders (who else is touched by my vision)

There are people who can drive your vision, just as ther are people whose visions you can impact. When you create your vision, think of the impact of your own vision on the visions of others.

Practical considerations when formulating a simple vision include asking:

– what are my values

– to what degree is there congruency between my vision and my values

On the whole, the importance of vision as a resource lies in the fact that it acts as a beacon.

2. Your Values

Closely tied to your vision are values.

Values as a resource form a system (not a hierarchy) of what is acceptable and what is deplorable to you.

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The second thing that you must do in order to meaningfully exploit this resource is to identify your value equivalents:

3. Your Distinctive Abilities

Distinctive abilities are those abilities that distinguish one individual from the others. Such abilities set you apart from the crowd.

Distinctive abilities set an individual in a class their own, making them non-pareil. They are the opposite of general abilities, and are characterized by:

You may need to think a little hard to identify some of the distinctive abilities that you possess.

a. unpacking skills

Unpacking skills refer to those skills you call on when you have to decide which skill is needed in which situation. When you do an omelet, which skill do you need? Right now you may wish to do a skills audit

b. broadening your maps

How useful will that map be? Broadening your maps may ultimately mean developing the courage to discard useless and obsolete maps.

This is one distinctive ability that may be the difference that makes the whole difference.

c. switching resources

The ability to switch resources means just that. Deciding when to replace a resource, which resource to complement and when, which resource to import, as well as when to do the adjusting in your resource allocation.

Switching resources depends on a reliable feedback mechanism which is also a resource you develop.

Haven’t you switched resources before? You see, you already have all the resources you need to accomplish whatever you want to achieve.

4. Your Motivation

Your motivation is one of also a central resource you have to accomplish all the things you want to achieve. Wait, let us get one thing clear before we handle this resource called motivation.

You got motivated there. Contrary to some popular wishful thinking, success is not a product of motivation. High Motivation Is A Result of Success. And low motivation is a result of prior failure.

While repeated failure at a particular activity leads [demotiavtes] one to want to avoid that activity.

Of what importance is this understanding in positioning yourself optimally? Now that you understand that success creates motivation, and failure destroys it, what’s the use?

a. Memories

If memories of success are many and strong in your life, then it stands to reason that you will be positively inclined, and well motivated.

b. Meta-programs

Meta-programs are patterns of acting/re-acting which an individual prefers in given situations. Some of the meta-programs are:

internal/external: relying on your own opinions versus relying on the opinions of others

d. Metaphors

Metaphors are language tools we use to try to understand vague or abstract concepts and experiences.

The metaphors that you apply to yourself, others and your situations contain with them your beliefs about reality. In order to understand the influence of metaphors on your experience:

– identify your metaphors

– what reality (or even lies) do they create?

5. Your Mentors

Mentors are trusted and/or experienced advisors. External difficulties refer to obstacles, hindrances and situations on the environmental level. Internal weaknesses refer to self-referencing inclinations that are self-sabotaging. These come in the form of self-doubt, low self-esteem, inaccurate self-concepts as well as exposure to and experience with the ISG strategy.

-Internal (focusing on what you did wrong and self-blaming)
-Stable (conceiving pattern of failure as unchangeable)
-Global (seeing failure in all areas of life)

The internal weaknesses appear on the identity level of experience. The role of a mentor in helping you manage your external difficulties and internal weaknesses is invaluable. The beautiful thing is that it is easy to access this resource.

These then are the resources you need in order to position yourself SMART wherever you choose to.

1. Creating Vision
2. Your Values
3. Your Distinctive Abilities
4. Your Motivation
5. Your Mentors

And you always thought you did not have any resources!


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