We live in a world where scarcity is preached as the current state of everything: not enough money, not enough jobs, not enough food, not enough energy…you get the idea. So it might shock you that our world is heavily influenced by our own mentality. When we view aspects of the world from a scarcity mindset, we believe there is indeed a shortage. So what happens if we view the world from an abundance mindset? In this article we will discuss the abundance mentality definition, changing mentality from scarcity to abundance (looking at the abundance consciousness vs scarcity mindset) and finally, how you can make this change in your life.
Definition – Abundance Mindset Mentality
The vague definition of the abundant mentality is one where your worldview and indeed your view of yourself relate to the idea of there being enough of everything to go around everyone. So where you might be worried about not getting a limited edition version of a book or tickets to your favorite artist’s gig, you would instead relax because there are more than enough of both for everyone. More than anything, the abundance mindset is about positivity. It goes beyond the availability of items though. The abundance mindset is choosing to be in the driver’s seat of your life!
In simple terms, someone with a scarcity mindset will view everything that happens to them as outside their span of control. They will allow their negative energy to drain them of all excitement, positivity, empowerment and they will never seem relaxed, instead appearing anxious, impatient or even scared. In comparison, someone with an abundance mindset will appear balanced, energetic, excited about any new challenges they may face, non-judgmental and will view everything in their life as a result of their choices. This includes choosing not to let negativity bring them down.
Making the Switch from Scarcity to Abundance:
Developing an abundance mindset doesn’t have to be as difficult as you may imagine. It starts by making several small changes in your life and in a small amount of time you’ll begin to notice the benefits. Here they are:
A simple way of recognizing what you are grateful for is to make a note of it. Try to write down at least three things every day that you are grateful for. This could need such as shelter, food, clean water or it could be luxuries such as a certain cereal, your favorite shampoo or a new movie that is coming out.
Focus on the Positives:
This may seem a little obvious considering the topic of this article but try to look on the bright side in every situation. You don’t have to ignore the bad things but you should always acknowledge the good as well. For example, if you get asked to work over the weekend even though you were looking forward to being able to relax then try to see the positives such as making more money, creating a positive reputation for yourself, earning brownie points.
Be A Beginner:
This covers two aspects of changing your mentality. You need to recognize that you’re a beginner to thinking with an abundance point of view. On top of that, you should try and learn something as a complete beginner. Dive into a situation where you’re learning a new skill or sport as a complete beginner. This forces your point of view to change and in turn, your mentality.
Be Empathic and Share:
Nothing causes you to focus on the abundance mindset more than giving out what is yours. If you have some spare change when you walk past a homeless person, give them some. Maybe your friend is looking for some books to read so why not give them some of yours. If you finish all your tasks at work and have spare time, use it to help others.