Concept: Limited resources
Everyone in this life has been born into rich abundance, absolute poverty or somewhere in between. We all have different resources at our disposal. The funny thing is that most of us are unclear about what we have use of. We somehow think that if we don’t own it or we haven’t used it before, then it is not for us to use.
Example: A woman was helping with a volunteer project to build a brick house for the underprivileged. She and her twenty friends spent an entire day just transporting the bricks from the location where they were dropped off to the job site. All this time, the locals sat on the back of a pickup truck and watched. At the end of the day the off-site supervisor showed up and asked her why she didn’t get more done. She explained that they had to move the bricks first. The supervisor laughed and asked why she didn’t get the locals to help, especially because they had a pick up truck and would have been more than happy to.
If you have use of a plane, there is really no reason to own it. In fact, it’s better if you don’t own it. Why would you need to own anything if you could use it whenever and wherever you want? People think they need to own something because they are paranoid about it being taken away. If you have earned the right to use something, though, then you know how to earn the right to use it again. You have that liberty.
Make a list of all the resources you have: the things you own, things you have use of, and the things you can beg, borrow or steal. On top of that, you have resources that aren’t physical. You have social connections, money, time, energy, physical strength, emotional endurance and the knowledge in your head.
An abundance of one resource can make up for a lack in another. Free time can always get you money, just like physical strength can save you time. At the end of the day, time is your most finite resource. You can buy more stuff and get more money, but each day only has 24 hours in it, and the greatest people on earth accomplished their great deeds with the same 24-hour limit to their days.