"Do what you can, with what you have, where you are." Theodore Roosevelt.
These are extraordinary times – this recession is the worst in a generation and everyone is encouraged to do more with less. Everywhere we look companies and communities and families are struggling to make sense of these difficult times and adjust to new realities and priorities. So “doing what you can with what you have” is a timely quote.
What can you do today? It’s likely that there will be fewer people to help or work with you to complete your tasks – you should look at this as an opportunity to see if there are more efficient and effective ways to complete your work. You’ll probably have less time and money with which to work – that doesn’t mean you can’t be more creative and thoughtful in finding ways to get the most out of what you’re doing. Almost certainly there’ll be fewer customers buying and paying for what you do – you can look for ways to contribute to helping others in ways that you might not have thought of before and which will help take better care of the customers that remain. Don’t get discouraged – show your commitment today and every day by trying hard and caring a lot about everything you do. That’s how YOU can do what you can, with what you have and where you are today.