"Do what you can, where you are, with what you have."
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have”. All we can do is make the best out of our situation. Our successes, struggles, challenges, and opportunities are always relative to our context, and a lot of our context is determined by things beyond our control. Our responsibility is to make the most of what we have to find meaning and purpose in our lives. And I am comfortable looping you into that generalization because, the very fact that you’re listening to this means that you are motivated to seek the best for yourself. The great Tony Robbins stated,“The defining factor for success is never resources, it’s resourcefulness”, and that’s exactly what today’s quote embodies.
We can get in a deprecating cycle of not finding satisfaction in our success because we play the comparison game. There’s always greener grass in someone else’s front yard. As a podcaster I am faced with comparing myself to the elite and massive podcasts that are out there. However, I always try to bring myself back and trust that I am making the best of the platform I have by impacting people like you who have chosen to include me in your lives. “I feel like I am doing what I can, where I am, with what I have”.
That’s not to say we can’t be ambitious. By doing absolutely everything we can, we leverage our resourcefulness to accomplish more within our context. So don’t be afraid to set audacious goals, but be sure to reward yourself for doing a good job using what you’ve got.
Part of our evolution as humans is we began using the tools to help us with our survival. Back then, the tools took the form of sticks, stones, and fire. Today, we are the same fundamentally, but we have a whole suite of tools at our disposal now to use for our survival.