There is a big difference between having an abundance mindset and having a scarcity mindset.
When you adopt an abundance mindset, you set yourself up for a life where opportunities will come to you easily.
BUT it has to be a choice you make every day to adopt that mindset.
You cannot create the abundance you desire with a scarcity mindset.
A scarcity mentality will hold you back, no matter how much you desire more abundance.
It all starts in your mind.
What is an Abundance Mindset?
It is a way of thinking and perceiving the world that is based on a belief that there is ‘more than enough for everyone’ and that ‘more good is always coming.’
Even in times of limitation or difficulty, an abundance mindset sees opportunity and acts generously.
An abundance mindset is grateful and appreciative of what it has and eager for more.
There is a sense of ease, flow, and willingness to share with others without feeling afraid.
What is a Scarcity Mindset?
It is the belief that there is ‘never enough.’
This mentality fears that there will always be a lack and can never see the opportunities.
Someone with this mindset cannot celebrate other people’s victories and feels threatened by other people’s success.
Someone with a scarcity mindset feels fearful and anxious and cannot imagine great success or abundance coming easily to them.
The biggest things to remember about each of these:
An Abundance Mindset is rooted in security, a deep inner sense of self-worth and happiness.
A Scarcity Mindset is rooted in an inner state of fear, anxiety, and a lack of self-worth and self-belief.
So if you want to cultivate an Abundance Mentality every day of your life, start with your inner sense of worth and the beliefs you have about yourself and the Universe in general.
It may not happen overnight, but with careful and consistent attention to your dominant mindset, you can shift yourself into more abundant ways of thinking.
Want to try moving into an Abundant Mindset?
Here are 5 pointers to get you going in the right direction:
1. Daily Gratitude
Gratitude shifts your thinking from focusing on what you don’t have to appreciating what you do have.
If you just started writing down 3 things a day that you are grateful for every morning or evening, you will notice a difference in your energy.
Your mind starts to relax and you naturally find more positive creative thoughts.
Practice Celebrating Others
If you find yourself triggered by other people’s victories or even feel jealous when observing other people’s life posts on social media, try this quick practice to switch to a different state:
Good luck to them! Even if it feels counterintuitive at first, when you practice being generous with your thoughts and words, it will be easier to feel that way naturally.
The success of others can lift you up too! When you are really confident and secure, you don’t worry about what others are doing.
You want them to succeed too. WHY?
Because you know there is enough for everyone!
3. Change your Thoughts
It may help to write down your troubling thoughts on a piece of paper, and then right next to them write the thoughts you’d rather replace them with.
I don’t have enough time – it’s done – I always have all the time I need
I am not doing enough – it is done – I am worthy of how much I work.
It’s too hard – it’s done – It’s a challenge I can overcome.
This process of reframing your negative thoughts, one by one, can really help shift your thinking towards a more positive and abundant mindset.
4. Leave your Comfort Zone
Taking risks is a big part of achieving your goals.
Practice welcoming change and see it as a chance to evolve and grow.
You can implement this by choosing to think big whenever possible.
Ask yourself how you are keeping yourself small by being afraid to go beyond your limitations. Then do the opposite.
5. Focus on Giving More
Whether it’s money, time, or love – giving more of what you have to others will bring more of it back to you!
If you can afford it, give money to a charity you feel like, or simply make it a habit to give change to someone on the street in need.
Or you can start by becoming more present with those you care about, giving your time and love without limitations.
When you simply make the intention to share more and be generous, you will find ways to do it.
The Universe will create opportunities for you to be more giving, and in return, you will see abundance appear in your life in unexpected ways as well.
Adopting these simple techniques can work to shift your energy to embrace more of an abundance mindset over time.
In fact, you will start seeing results in just one day of actively changing your habits!
Remember, we do not create abundance. We create limitations.
Abundance is always present. It’s just a case of tapping into its frequency and controlling your energy so that you are also on that wavelength.
Try using these affirmations…
I live in a state of complete abundance.
I am worthy of abundance.
I am connected to the universal money supply.
My talents are worthy of being paid handsomely.