personal development


I have an idea – But no resources.

Hello, Loyal geng!!! You are welcome to my blog. I’m so delighted you are here! Relax, get a glass of water, or drink and read till the end.๐Ÿ™‚

I heard this statement recently – “I have an idea but I don’t have resources”

I had a conversation with the person recently. I didn’t talk at first when I heard this statement. But after processing the whole conversation I had to talk.

As an inquisitive girl that Opeoluwa is. I went further to ask lady A what the idea she had was. And she explained.

Lady A went further to explain how there are no resources to execute this idea. I was like – Oh Ok, so what resources do you need?

And she listed everything. After the whole conversation. I realized that Lady A was not having a lack of resources issue. But she was focusing on the big resources she didn’t have. We all do this.

And sometimes we fail to work on the ideas we have due to lack of confidence and unhealthy comparison. We have self-doubt about our skills and we even overthink the whole idea. Overthinking can be unhealthy to our ideas.

An unhealthy comparison of ourselves with someone inline with what we want to do can toy with our ideas. That person also started from somewhere!

When I mean ideas it could be anything! A skill, a business, or any idea you have!

For those of us that feel we lack resources to execute our ideas – The real issue is not that we lack resources. The issue is that we focus on the big resources that we don’t have at the moment.

When I mean resources- I’m referring to what you need to execute or bring your idea into reality.

This post is to encourage you to shift your focus from what you don’t have at the moment and start using what you have. We don’t lack in everything!

Do not allow the lack of resources you think you need, hold you down from actualizing your ideas. Start by using what you have at the moment and move.

Identify that one small step you can take to get things moving. And take it. Note that if you don’t work on your ideas it would continue to be an illusion. And you just keep dreaming about it. A journey of a thousand miles begins with a step.

I understand that we might not have the “resources”. But there is something in our hand’s presently that we can utilize. There is something you have that you might not be seeing.

You need a laptop to start that idea? And you don’t have one? – There are various Android apps you can utilize and still get good results!

The list goes on and on. We can list as many alternatives for the resources we don’t have.

No matter how big your ideas are and we think we don’t have a resource. There is an alternative way.

Shift your focus away from the big resources because what you need to start is looking at you right in the eyes.

I have an idea but I don't have resources.
Start working on your ideas!

Quick tips

  • Do your research on that idea you have. Think of alternative ways to go about it. So that you can start.
  • Talk to someone, they can be of help.
  • Pray to God to pin on your heart and open your eyes to see what you have that you are not utilizing.

For every idea you have (emphasis on every). There is always an alternative way to go about it.

Start! Then start thinking about the sacrifices you need to make to get your “resources”.

See eeehhnnn (the Yoruba girl in me has to come out๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚). If you are reading this post and there is an idea you have. And you can’t work on it because you lack resources. Pleaseeeee think of an alternative way to do it!

Don’t kill that idea oooo… Please ๐Ÿ™!!!!. There is another way to do it.

Talk to someone, they can give you ideas on how to work on your idea. Opeoluwa is also here for you if you need someone to talk to. Send me a mail

Thank you for reading up to this point๐Ÿ’“. If this post was helpful, please like and share it. Drop your thoughts in the comment section, you can help somebody!

Stay joyful!

(10) Comments

  1. Thank you for this๐Ÿค—

    1. Yes mama.

  2. Janet says:

    Hmmm.. thanks for this

    1. You welcome Janekay๐Ÿ™‚.

  3. Olaoluwa Adebayo says:

    Thank you so much for this piece. You just answered my long-term questions. I look forward to more ‘spices’ from this blog.

    1. You are welcome! Thank you Olaoluwa

  4. Oladepo Opeyemi J says:

    This is absolutely on point…..

    1. Thank you๐Ÿ™‚.

  5. Faith Akerele says:

    Thanks ma

    1. Faith, you welcome!

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