For most people, living a successful life means to be happy. If you are happy with the work you are doing, the people you surround yourself with, and who you are inside and out, you feel successful no matter how much money or things that you have.
Scarcity Mindset Vs Abundance Mindset
A scarcity mindset causes you to believe and act as if the world is limited and you have far fewer opportunities than others to be successful. You see your future as bleak and full of failure. This type of harmful mindset creates negative results.
An abundance mindset is the exact opposite. It is having an optimistic mindset about your future and abilities and filling your life with things and opportunities that lead to success.
1. Stop Comparing - don't compare yourself to others, and most notably, what you don't have from others. Just because your friend has a big house, tons of friends or what you think is the dream career doesn't mean they are just as happy as you would be in their position.
2. Use Your Time Efficiently - Don't waste your time on tasks that don't benefit you, your community or your goals. Identify the things you are doing that don't provide much value. For example, if you notice that you spaced out on the couch for three hours yesterday, find ways to minimise your screen time and use it to achieve more of your goals.
3. Practice Gratitude - Living an abundant life is not about obtaining things. It's about acquiring the knowledge, skills and tools you need to lead a fruitful, meaningful and happy life. Actively engage in being more thankful for what you have and can accomplish through your knowledge and other resources. In addition, tell people how much you appreciate them and why.
4. Be More Generous - Generosity is more than just handing others money. It is about giving of yourself, including your knowledge, time and skills to make the world a better place. Your generosity increases your gratitude and self-esteem.
Acquiring an abundance mindset can be simple and provide motivation to achieve your goals and gain true happiness. However, make sure that you share your abundance with others, otherwise it may turn into hoarding which inhibits abundance.
What can you do to make the shift from a scarcity to an abundance mindset?