Resourcefulness | what is?

Being resourceful means achieving your goals by doing more with less. It means going beyond your natural skills and making the most of the resources you currently have at your disposal. In other words, it’s your ability to make use of novel and creative methods of thinking to make the most of the resources you have in order to solve the problem at hand.

It is however possible that you won’t always have access to the resources you need to solve a problem. In such instances, being resourceful means acquiring the relevant tools and knowledge to help you solve the problem successfully. However, to do this you will need to be open to seeing things from a different perspective, while also being willing to try new approaches that might help you get the results you are after.

Being resourceful also means reaching out to others by leveraging your network of contacts (friends, colleagues and associates) to help you enhance your ingenuity and make the most from your circumstances. This is of course a critical area that all resourceful individuals make full use of. They understand that other people have strengths, abilities, knowledge, tools and resources at their disposal that they simply do not have access to. As such, they make full use of these connections to help them achieve their goals and/or solve their personal/professional problems.

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