- Name:Abiodun Obisesan
- Address:Helsinki Finland
- Email: OMOBUKOLA@GMAIL.COM
Reality is a powerful phenomenon. This is because it exposes our limitation. We all have limitation no matter how powerful, rich or poor. Financial constraint is a form of limitation. It can be very stressful. However, being poor materially or financially has its positive side effect. Those who are financially challenged understand their limitation. They can be as inventive as ever in resources allocation. Resources allocated are very precious. There can be no room for wastage. Sometimes, those with abundance resources are guilty of wastage. They do not understand their limit. They tend to think that, with more money, more education, they can perhaps become a better person attaining the set goals. Yet unable to grasp reality, they stray-out of thought unable to achieve that which abundance has provided. Death is the finality of limitation regardless of status.
Those who dazzle us at the front seat of success understand the reality of limitation. Like a warrior, they make every available resources count. They are creative at utilizing every resource at their disposal. They have imbibed the word of Sun-Tzu that say, “however desperate the situation and circumstances, don’t despair. When there is everything to fear, be unafraid. When surrounded by danger, fear none of them. When without resources, depend on resourcefulness.” Of a truth, resourcefulness defines their world.
Understand Your Limitation
Limitation can present itself in different form. For example, lack of education or finances. Government bad policies on businesses can be a limitation or lack of parental guidance. For some people it is the lack of confidence itself. The list cannot be exhausted. You can also try to think of limitation that has held you back. Notwithstanding, one thing you can do is to begin your life with what you have. For that is a reality.
If you need to start your own business, start with what you have, start small and where you are. You may expand later as your capacity increases both in capital and management. Do not think about a business that will require a hundred thousand of Euros in capitalization. Once again, start small and where you are. Neither abundance itself confers the ability to manage the resources nor lack of it is a sign of wretchedness. Pay close attention to your limitation and understand your current reality. For reality and limitation do converge. Life does not have to stop because of limitation. You can work around your limitation. You may check my earlier write-up on Plan your life so that you can understand how to begin.
In order to overcome your limitation, consider the following tips:
- Think like a warrior
- Engage in strategic thinking and planning
- Start with what you have
- Be creative with your resources
- Be audacious
Finally, you must have remarkable patience. You must learn to play for time. It must be your friend. Wealth that is build slowly on strong foundation and securely last. Remember: Abundance sometimes makes me poor (Ovid 43BC – 17AD). Understand your limitation and start with what you have.