It's easy to wish for something we don’t have. After all, when we get something new it’s refreshing and helps us escape that feeling of “same old same old”. However, in our desire for something bright and sparkly we can lose sight of the things that we have.
I was reminded of this recently. I have an old kitchen sink that I was about to throw out. I’m not sure why but for some reason (possibly boredom) I decided to see if I could polish the sink and see how good I could make it look. To my surprise, it looked pretty good. So much so, that I decided not to replace it.
Had I not put in the effort in the first place, I would never have known the sink’s potential. And, instead of keeping something that was still valuable, I would have dismissed it without a second thought.
So a couple of curly questions to ask yourself.
Are you focusing on what you have or what you don’t have?
Are you making the most of what you have?
If you leveraged everything that you have available to you, what would be possible?