I learned how to rock climb in high school. I enjoyed being outdoors and pushing myself physically. However, I had little money to purchase the proper gear. While friends climbed with comfortable harnesses, I used a piece of webbing (I was optimistic it would hold). While others had climbing shoes, I strapped on old tennis shoes. It was entertaining to everyone, including myself, to see my subpar climbing equipment. But, I didn’t mind. I just kept climbing. I pushed myself to be more efficient with my hand and footholds. I worked on my endurance, hanging on the side of rock for an hour, sometimes longer, despite my poor equipment. The same mentality needs to be adopted when beginning any new adventure.
Finally, the day arrived when I had saved enough money for climbing shoes. I anxiously put on the new shoes and as I started to climb I felt like Spiderman. Seriously. It was amazing how much easier rock climbing became. In time, I figured out the improvement not only came from getting new equipment, it was the work I did before getting new shoes.
Time to Overcome
Perhaps you are sitting in an organization in which you don’t have the needed resources.