Making Due With What You’ve Got

“You can’t always get what you want
But if you try sometimes, well, you might find
You get what you need.”

The Rolling Stones | Songwriters: Keith Richards / Mick Jagger

A big part of creating is going around lack/scarcity of resources to find clever solutions to problems. But many (if not all) deny this opportunity to innovate and, either never start or quickly abandon our ideas/dreams because we want to be in a better position first.

At the center of this is the experience of needs versus wants and how wants often blur into all or nothing ”needs.”

We want the best tools first. We want more skills and experience first.

For example, I can think of hundreds of music gear, plugins, lessons, etc. i’d like to buy so I can be a professional musician.

Music equipment can be super expensive, especially if we’re talking about high-quality instruments and music production supplies.

But do I really need everything on my music wishlist to create music?

Well, no. Not necessarily.

There’s a lot of things I’d love to have that would help take me to the next level of creativity and expression, but most of those things are nice-to-haves, not needs.

Instead of seeing what you don’t have as a negative or liability, what if you saw it as an opportunity to think outside of the box?

Does it suck that you don’t have the opportunity you want? Yes, but does that mean there’s no opportunity to work with at all? No!

Work with what you have. Get out of your own way and see your ”limitations” as strengths.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing,
— Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1122

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