What are your assets? According to Miriam-Webster an asset is defined as an advantage, a resource, an item of value owned. Its origins come from “sufficient property to pay debt.”
In today’s economy many feel they have lost their “assets.” But have we really? Let’s take a look . . .
True, you say. I have lost the value of my retirement, I have lost the value in my house or now I can’t buy one. The unemployment rate is running at such a high rate we may be feeling we have lost our value as a person because we have no job. So sad to be in that position and mindset.
We are each unique. We each have assets that are just as valuable as the day we lost our 401K, lost 30% of our value in our home, lost our job in which we thought we were irreplaceable — our retirement bucket went down the drain (if we ever had one!)
YOU are your own best asset. Standing up, putting your strengths to work for you, digging deep enough within your selves to find those buried treasures and putting those treasures inside yourself to use for yourself is the best use you can make of your assets.
What did you do on that job that made you feel irreplaceable? Were you a leader? A supporter? What is one thing you can do better than any other employee did?
Remember, each of us was created by the same entity that created Rembrandt and Michael Angelo. YOU are no less unique and special.
YOUR assets, value, resources, are something YOU own — no one else owns YOUR ASSETS!!!
Just because you may have lost some value on pieces of paper does not mean any of your personal value, assets, or resources have been taken away.
Now we just need to help find and stir up those assets, putting them to good use in another setting or environment. We are truly living in an extraordinary time of opportunity. It doesn’t matter what someone else is doing with their unique assets. Put YOUR assets to good use.