What if I told you that you are never really ‘stuck’?
That an infinite amount of money, friends, and possibilities waits to be uncovered.
That it’s all available to you with just a single shift of your perception.
Would you believe me?
Many people live in their own private ‘if only’ world where they ultimately feel stuck. ‘If only I had a better job,’ ‘If only I met the girl of my dreams,’ ‘If only I was given a scholarship.’ This feeling reflects the idea that you don’t have enough and never will. That you aren’t enough and never will be.
Stephen Covey, author of Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, coined this type of thinking as a scarcity mindset. Someone with a scarcity mindset believes that if others win, they lose. They feel like a victim.
How can you shift your approach to a life of more happiness, more hope, and more possibility? How can you change your perceptions from scarcity thinking to the belief that there is more than enough of everything for everyone?
The answer, my friends, is wrapped up in two words: Abundance Mindset.
What is an Abundance Mindset?
In Steven Covey’s words, an abundance mindset is when, “a person believes there are enough resources and successes to share with others.” While the concept of scarcity thinking focuses on what we don’t have, an abundance mindset focuses on what we do have and on growth and opportunities.
My opening quote from Wayne Dyer encourages us to change the way we look at things. When you switch your mindset to focus on positivity and abundance, your perceptions change and you see the positivity and abundance.
For example, if you focus on your lack of money, then this is what you see. On the other hand, if you focus on the abundance and possibilities around you to make more money, then your world shifts to an abundance mentality. The more you practice, the more obvious it becomes why cultivating this mindset is so important.
The Importance of Cultivating Abundance
Once you experience the benefits of having an abundance mindset, you’ll never want to go back. Changing your mindset to focus on abundance allows you to not only live a fuller, more satisfying life, but to also feel inspired, creative, and more at ease.
Overall, you just feel happier.
And that’s what you’re really looking for, isn’t it?
When you feel secure in yourself, you feel confident in your relationships and your choices. This helps create positive, lasting memories and inspiration to live a full life with purpose. You take advantage of the opportunities that come your way without worry or anxiety.
If this is how you want to live your life, now is the time to take action.
Three Ways to Increase Your Abundance Mindset
Having an abundance mindset generates a happier, more fulfilling life. But how can you make it happen? Here are three ways to create an abundance mindset.
1. Practice Gratitude… everyday
Practicing gratitude is the most important way to increase your abundance mindset. Numerous studies confirm the power gratitude has to rewire your brain. Your gratitude practice is simple: find five things each day you’re grateful for and write them down.
Whether it’s in a fancy journal, a small pocket notebook, or even a sticky note on your computer screen, your gratitude list helps cultivate appreciation, kindness, and positivity. Do your best to come up with new items every day. If you get stuck, you can always list the basics: a functioning car, clean air, or a hot cup of coffee.
2. Become Aware
Start becoming more aware of your negative thoughts and comments. Common phrases, such as, “I can’t do this because…” or “If only I had…” are limiting and create a scarcity mindset. People with an abundance mindset recognize that positive thought impacts the outcome. Do your thoughts create opportunities or do they limit you?
When you recognize a negative or limiting thought, turn it around. Think or say the things that you can do or of what you have that could lead to inspiration. Abundance affirmations are helpful tools that improve problem-solving skills and relieve stress and anxiety.
3. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
The path to abundance isn’t always easy, but it’s available to everyone. Not everyone chooses to take that path because it requires taking a trip inside yourself to understand what really holds you back. Sometimes this requires a little help.
As a hypnotherapist, I help people switch their thinking into an abundance mindset. Finding a professional to help you acknowledge and dismiss old beliefs is a healthy way to create a happier mindset and cultivate abundance.
While it may take practice to cultivate an abundance mindset, the time and effort involved is well worth it. In return, you’ll receive a more fulfilling and meaningful life with a higher level of consciousness and awareness. Decide to take action today. Practice these three easy steps and you’ll achieve an abundance mindset in no time.