I have always liked the Teddy Roosevelt quote, “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” It is often in the back of my mind as I push through the headwinds of business transactions. There is a great simplicity to his statement as it takes into consideration capabilities, resources and situation. A modern-day version might be Nike’s slogan “Just Do It!” With all the business pressure and associated jargon for results, Roosevelt hit the nail on the head without ever mentioning the word.
Get Good Results.
I’m not sure who first said, “Don’t confuse effort with results” but it is an excellent complement to Roosevelt’s quote. Effort for the sake of effort is inefficient and can backfire, squandering your skills and energy. Effort toward a goal, even if it isn’t flawless, is still forward momentum. Pointless action wastes valuable time and resources that could have otherwise been directed towards reaching another goal.
Use Your Resources.
Resource management is an essential aspect of overseeing the efficient management of your business. Take time to identify what resources will be needed throughout any project before you begin and again as the project progresses. Collectively, our energies need to produce the intended result or at least move us closer to the target. If they aren’t, now is the time for reevaluation and revision. Be smart with your resources and align them often with the most critical objectives in front of you.
Seize the Moment.
Our workday responsibilities are plentiful, varied and complicated, and often challenging to prioritize but concentrating on high payoff activities is a must. Action is the name of the game, though, as Teddy suggests. Prioritize the work needed then act on it. Use the resources you have available in your situation – and use them now. Determine how to access them and grab hold to take advantage of all they have to offer. Trust that your resources are reliable; know that they are here, in the present, whatever they may be.
Nobody cares how much you know until they know how much you care.
Abel Womack can be a resource for your business. We have the skill set to help you qualify your project and concentrate efforts toward your goal. Focused on your target, we think both short and long-term for your business success. As our CEO frequently says, WE’VE GOT GAME, so leverage Abel Womack professionals to help DO WHAT YOU CAN, WITH WHAT YOU HAVE, WHERE YOU ARE.