Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
– Teddy Roosevelt
Meaning of this quote:
Whatever you do, give everything you’ve got. The things you’ve always wanted are within your reach, no matter where you are or what skills you possess. Whatever your circumstances, you can always begin.
Do not let your desire for something or your desire to be somewhere else prevent you from utilizing what you already have. Taking care of what you have now will prepare you for receiving what you want most in the future.
You have one of the most valuable things in the world: time. Don’t let it slip away in the hope of a better one. Do everything you can to the best of your ability.
To be yourself, you don’t need anything magical or to move somewhere magical. That can always be done where you are at the moment. The only thing you need to do is to realize that everything you will ever need lies within you.
Don’t let limitations limit your vision. Accept the fact that there are always going to be limitations and challenges. To reach our goals, we must overcome them.
To get started, you don’t need everything
Let nothing hold you back from doing what you must. Don’t let what you can’t do stop you from doing what you can. Take the first step no matter how imperfect it is at the beginning.
No one has everything, but we all make the most of what we have. Isn’t it true that it takes nothing to make up an excuse? Do what you can, there’s no sense in making excuses.
Put your best foot forward with what you have, no matter where you are. Adapt to the situation, and do your best to make change happen.
Don’t let your excuses keep you from taking action. When excuses no longer exist, growth happens. Isn’t it true that everything seems impossible until we attempt it?
In order to get started, you don’t have to be 100% flawless or have a 100% perfect place. If you strive for perfection from the start, you’ll never start.
For you to begin working, you don’t have to go to A, B, or C city. You can instead start from wherever you are and move later when it is appropriate for your situation. Do your best to define your own circumstances rather than letting your current circumstances define you.
It’s all about getting things moving. Skills, strength or anything in between can be acquired as you continue on. You do not need to be an expert to take the first step, but you must take the first step if you wish to be the one.
Don’t let excuses end your journey before you’ve even begun. Without action, all dreams are simply wishes.
Don’t settle for anything less than your best. Don’t let the things you lack hinder you from advancing. Understand that the process can always be improved as you apply your insight.