Have you ever noticed how some people always seem to remain positive, even when faced with constant negative or unfortunate situations? Do you envy their ability to trek along through life, meanwhile you get set back by the simplest complication or moderate chaos?
At the end of the day it is our mindset that determines our path. Our mind can serve as our biggest hindrance OR our biggest source of motivation. We can follow our mind down a pathway paved with scarcity, or we can choose a pathway paved with abundance, and endless opportunity to turn our bad luck around.
This week I want to give you 3 strategies to live a full life, of happiness, inspiration, and endless opportunity. As always the audio version is available on iTunes, Google Play, or SoundCloud.
1. Understand the World of Plenty
Maintaining a positive attitude in times of hardship can feel down right impossible at times. Most people tend to get stuck in the idea that there are limited resources – never enough time, jobs, money, people, etc. However, despite whatever misfortune you may face it is important to remember that the world has so much more to offer you than that which you have lost.
- Just because a relationship ends, that doesn’t mean that love doesn’t exist.
- If you get fired from your job that doesn’t mean another one isn’t out there for you.
- When you can’t afford to buy something you really want, that doesn’t mean you will never be capable of getting the resources to buy it later.
Stop with these thoughts. When you think in this space of lacking, you are already determining your fate. If you tell yourself you can’t afford something – what are the chances you will go out and try to find a way to make more money? If you tell yourself you aren’t skilled enough to do something – what are the chances you’re even going to bother trying to do it? You can never live beyond scarcity if you convince yourself that place doesn’t exist.
Remember the world is large, the universe is whole, and opportunity exists beyond your limiting beliefs. Believe you can, and you will.
2. Embrace Change
Change is an integral part of life. While it can be challenging, it usually leads to better things. However, our fear of change often leaves us stuck in a life we don’t love, or aren’t fulfilled by. We fear the unknown and that makes change scary.
Learn to embrace change slowly – you don’t need to up and move, or break up with your partner, or shave your head – just be open to new things, new hobbies, new jobs, new people – abundance is plentiful in places you don’t even realize exist.
3. Never Stop Learning
Those with a scarcity mindset often believe that the skills and knowledge they have are finite. Thats it, that’s all. The key to understanding and embracing abundance is to remember that you can never know it all.
The possibilities of the world are truly limitless. So, the next time you face an obstacle, instead of accepting it as the end solution, think of an alternative approach. What new skill, thought, or idea can you learn to help you solve the problem at hand?
Remember, your attitudes toward scarcity and abundance greatly influence your success. The path you have traveled thus far is not setting your future in stone. The beauty of life is the fact that you can change it! Opportunity exists if you choose to believe in it.