Changing Your Mindset
Find What You Need to Live an Abundant Life
The best way to move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset is to be aware of your scarcity-based thinking patterns. The activity you’ve done previously gave you a start on identifying which area of your life you perceive as not “being enough.” That could be financial, relationships, work, social, or personal.
Now that you have identified the area that is the most challenging for you, reflect on what it is that you want. What does abundance in that area looks like? What are you doing now that is limiting you from accessing abundance? What can you do to change your situation?
identified what you can do in your life, make sure that you choose to express
what you want as opposed to what you don’t want.
Here’s an example. Sally feels like she is unhappy in her love relationship. She would love to access an abundant love life. She wants to manifest a love relationship that is fulfilling and allowing her to be happy. What she perceives as limiting her from accessing an abundant love life is her partner who is not present for her. Instead of sitting back and feeling sorry for herself, she chooses to express her feelings to her partner by sharing with him that she wants, which is to grow closer to him. By focusing on what she wants, she is able to clearly express the need as opposed to the gap.
Learn to Receive
The biggest reason that blocks many of us from receiving the abundance that exist in our world is a deep belief that we are not worthy of it. Ask yourself, how do you behave when someone compliment you on your skills or how you look? Do you have the tendency to find an excuse? Or maybe you simply change the subject. People with an abundance mindset are not afraid to say thank you when somebody gives them a compliment. If you want to start receiving the abundance, start with a simple thank you.
There is nothing more meaningful than receiving a compliment from yourself. What do you appreciate about yourself? How can you express more self-love?
Find What You Love
In order to have an abundant life, you need to figure out what it is that you love doing. Many times, we try to do something that others do, simply because they are successful. The more you will align with what you love doing, the more abundance you will attract in your life. If you are trying to be someone else, you will block the flow of abundance because you are not in the heart space, but in the mind space. If someone succeeds at something, it isn’t because of what they do, but because of who they are.
What type of activities do you love doing? Is there something that you loved as a child that you haven’t done in a long time? If so, how can you bring it back into your adult life?
Feel What You Want
It is not only important to identify what you want but it is more important to feel what you want. The more you will align with the feeling that what you want brings you, the more you will attract it in your life.
Take a moment to picture yourself in a home. What is it that you feel? Joy? Happiness? Try to identify the feeling attaches to that idea. Now see how you can bring that feeling into the present moment. What can you do right now to bring you the same feeling?
Appreciate What You Have
A simple step to
abundance is to start recognizing how rich your life already is. Take the time to appreciate what you have in your
life. Maybe it is health, people you love, your colleagues, skills, or the
simple beauty of nature that surround you every day. The more you bring your
mind in a space of appreciation and recognition, the more you are allowing yourself
to attract positive things in your life. You will find yourself realizing how abundant your life is and that what you need is right there in front of you.
What do you appreciate in your life right now? It could be something, a situation, an experience or people.
Accept and Let Go
The opposite of
an abundant life is scarcity. Scarcity is when we perceive that we don’t have
enough in our life. In order to move yourself from that space of “not enough”
you need to accept that sometimes you don’t have what you want at that moment.
The worse you can do next is to dwell on it. When you focus too much on what
you don’t have, you get into a space where you are unable to manifest what you
want. You need to let go of those destructive thinking patterns and instead,
give you energy to create what you want. When you realize that you don’t have
something, rephrase to state what you want to have.
Is there something in your life that you don’t have and you are consistently reminding yourself of that injustice? If so, how can you reframe the situation to accept and let go of that destructive thinking pattern?
Accomplish Small Actions
doesn’t happen overnight. Most people who live an abundant life will tell you
that they work at it every day. On a daily basis, they are accomplishing small
actions that aligns them with what they want in life. For example, if what you
want is more money, each day, you can make small deposits in a saving account.
Five dollars a day will become $150 at the end of the month and $1,825 at the
end of the year. If, on the other hand, you want more love in your life, start
with self-love. Every day, make a point of bringing to recognizing one thing
you love about yourself.
When you look at the list of SMART goals you’ve done in the previous chapter, what small action can you take today that will lead you one step achieving to manifesting that goal?