How To Recognize Abundance

Unlocking Life's Limitless Potential

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.

  1. Just because a relationship ends, that doesn’t mean that love doesn’t exist.
  2. If you get fired from your job that doesn’t mean another one isn’t out there for you.
  3. 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.

Life is short, live large, believe in the endless possibilities life has to offer and choose to live an abundant life.

How To Practice Optimism

Thinking More Positively

Is your glass half empty or half full? Perhaps one of the most cliché questions one could ask. However, the answer to this question is typically indicative of one’s greater outlook on his or her entire life. Studies have shown that both pessimism and optimism are each linked to opposite ends of the health and well-being spectrum wherein positive thinking is linked to better health, productivity, and an overall better quality of life.

Back in June, I discussed the challenges and strategies for finding happiness in your life. If you wish to read through that post as well, see blog post: How to Find Your Own Happiness.

This week, I wish to share with you my top 5 tips to encourage a more optimistic perspective in your day-to-day life. As always, the audio version for this post can be found on SoundCloud, iTunes, or Google Play.

1. Guide Your Energy

Guiding energy was discussed in July’s post: How To Use Flow To Get The Results You Want on the Law of Attraction. The idea is that our thoughts all operate at a certain frequency/vibration that attracts similar frequencies back into our lives. Many philosophers over time have theorized that how you think will create the energy in your life. Long story short, negative energy attracts negative results. Use the power of positive thinking to guide your energy towards yielding more positive results in your day-to-day.

2. Stop the Negative Self Talk

What is self talk? Self talk is the ongoing stream of unspoken conversation running through your head.  These conversations can be positive or negative.

Negative self talk can not only negatively impact our mood, it can also impact our perspective; making small problems large, and even creating problems where none existed. The more positive self talk you practice, the more positive your perspective becomes, but how?

  1. Figure out the areas you typically approach most negatively (work, relationships, etc.) and focus on the positive attributes of them.
  2. Check in periodically with yourself throughout your day to assure your thoughts are positive. If they aren’t, focus on spinning them the other way.
  3. Don’t say anything to yourself you wouldn’t say to others. When negative thoughts about yourself enter your mind remind yourself of your most shining attributes.

3. Create a Vision

Visualization and the power of the mind is the secret behind success. Studies have shown that visualization is one of the most powerful techniques to achieving what you want in life. Before you are able to believe in a goal, you  must have an idea of what it looks like. This is where your vision comes into play.

Where is it that you want to be? What is it that you want to feel? Through visualizing your potential future, you will become motivated and prepared to make the moves needed towards them. This tactic is not a gimmick, rather a performance enhancement technique that when executed properly can yield excellent results. Choose to focus on the outcomes of your goals and the results will expand into the rest of your life.

4. Seek Inspiration

Inspiration is in abundance these days (think movies, books, podcasts, YouTube videos) Find whatever works for you! Seek resources that will reaffirm the vision for your life that you have created, and incorporate those into your regular routine. By watching and listening to others succeed in the areas you wish to as well, the idea that you too can succeed will become reaffirmed within you.

5. Focus on Resiliency

Optimism does not mean you need to act oblivious and ignore life’s more unpleasant situations. It simply means that when faced with misfortune, you actively choose to approach it in productive and positive way. Positive people develop a mental capacity that allows them to adapt with ease during adversity.

Focus your energy on being adaptable, accepting, and grateful of these difficulties. Learn to cope with the realities and challenges of life trusting that things will work out eventually. Optimism through adversity will certainly yield more pleasurable results than the alternative.

Choose optimism, it feels better.