What if I told you that there is a skill that would help you make more money and reach your greatest potential?
And not only that. You don't have to go to school to learn it, and you don't need outside approval that you have it.
This skill exists, no matter what your ideal path in life is. And if you have it, you will find success in everything you set your mind to. If you want to be one of the most valuable people not only to work with, but to know at all, this skill is going to be your best friend.
THE ONLY SKILL YOU REALLY NEED
Today, we have the most access to information that we've ever had. With the click of a button on our phones or our laptops, we can find the answer to virtually any question in the world. But with the increase in information has come an increase in…something else.
We have gotten so. much. lazier.
That is why the skill that's going to change your life, the skill that you need to achieve almost anything, is resourcefulness.
Life is full of challenges. Difficulties seem to pop up around every corner, no matter what we do to try and prevent them. Have you ever noticed the people that keep these difficulties front and center? The people that tend to always be bringing the bad news? The complainers?
Sometimes these people think they're being helpful by calling attention to something that needs fixed. But if you're constantly presenting problem after problem, when does the solution come in? What are you going to do to fix it?
The people that bring the challenges to the table along with potential solutions are the ones that are extraordinary.
Isn't that crazy? You can literally Google something and offer it up as a solution, and suddenly…you're extraordinary.
When you have resourcefulness on your side, you're going achieve so much more than those who focus on the issues. Those who are trained to complain will stay the same, and resourcefulness combats that. Instead of staying the same, you see options. You see actions.
When you act on those options, whether it's for yourself or to help someone else, you are instantly more valuable. Here's an example:
Let's say you tweet your favorite person a question. A question that you…could've Googled.
While it's cool that you wanted to hear that person's specific answer, it makes you seem like you're lacking the resourcefulness to find the answer for yourself. You're putting the responsibility on someone else.
Instead, let's say you have a question. You Google it, and you find the answer. You look at that answer and really analyze it, and you think “hey, what would [insert person here] think about this?'. And you tweet them that question.
That is so much more valuable, as it gives that person an opportunity to share their opinion and maybe even some content they've created on the subject. You have brought an opportunity to them.
This isn't to say you can't ask people for help. Instead, consider what kind of help you're asking for. If you can find it out on yourself, at least give it a try. Make it a habit. And pick up the skill of resourcefulness, because it will set you up for a lifetime of success.
QOTD: Think back to a time you were resourceful and solved a problem. How did it feel?