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Resourceful - A Valuable Skill

Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD

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  • ful (r -sôrs f l, -s rs -, -zôrs -, -z rs -) adj. able to meet situations: capable of devising ways and means - a resourceful leader. Merriam Webster.

    In a nutshell, resourcefulness is the unique ability to implement experience, intelligence, imagination, education/training and equipment in order to accomplish a goal. Your resourceful is using what you have to get the job done.

    Resourcefulness is a large part of being successful in accomplishing goals. Even when you are meticulous and thorough, resourcefulness adds a powerful dimension in your ability to accomplish your goals. Your resourcefulness in performing tasks will improve your productiveness. Your desire for efficiency might be the result of your need to ensure that everything you have to do is well-structured and organized. However, it is your resourcefulness that tips the scale to accomplish your goals effectively and imaginatively.

    Setting specific goals that enable you to pay attention to details and arrange things in a well-ordered manner allows you to increase your effectiveness.

    The next step is to brainstorm a list of all the things that you need to do then choose one or two things on your list that are the highest priority. Then create a check-list of all the different components so that with each thing you can apply your resourceful skills.

    After setting your goals and prioritizing manageable pieces, however, you need to focus on one thing at a time. Not only will this enable you to get things done in a timely manner, you can also keep motivated knowing that your hard work is producing results.

    Dorothy M. Neddermeyer, PhD, Life Coach, Hypnotherapist, Author, “101 Great Ways To Improve Your Life. " Dr. Dorothy has the unique gift of connecting people with a broad range of profound principles that resonate in the deepest part of their being. She brings awareness to concepts not typically obvious to one's daily thoughts and feelings.

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