As the famous quote suggests: “The secret to having it all is believing you already do”.
In life, our mindset determines the journey we experience, one road is full of challenges and limitations called scarcity mindset and the other road is the abundance mindset which is filled with opportunities at every turn.
To quote from John. C Maxwell:”Our attitudes toward scarcity and abundance in other aspects of our lives greatly influence our success“. In a Success magazine article, Maxwell explains that the ‘Abundance Mentality’ flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth or security.
Here are the main differences between those with a scarcity mindset vs an abundance mindset.
Bountiful vs Lack
Those with an abundant mindset know there is plenty of everything in this world. They carefully choose their words and believe they can afford what they want in life and say exactly that : ‘I can afford that…’
Those with a lack mentality believe there are limited opportunities, resources, relationships, love and wealth. They consistently say: ‘I cannot afford that...’. Saying that statement every day reinforces the belief and forms that exact pattern in the life as reality.
Celebrate vs Resentment
Those with an abundant mindset are optimists and celebrate others success. Conversely, a person who has a scarcity mindset is competitive and resent’s other people’s success.
Take Charge vs Reactive
Those with an abundant mindset, have a take charge approach to life. They don’t wait for things to happen and then react like those with a scarcity mindset do, instead they strategically plan and create strategies for the long-term.
An abundant mindset is contagious and attracts people and opportunities to you. Master your mindset to create positive change in your life.