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We live in a world where it can be difficult to manifest what we want. It is easy to believe there aren’t enough resources for everyone to enjoy. Some will make you believe that only with advance education or a college degree will you be able to access a better quality of life but that is not the key to abundance. What you need is to switch your mindset.
Anyone has the opportunity to see the abundance around them, and quickly realize that any goal is attainable. You only have to change your way of thinking and be more open to receive. In this guide, you will learn to change your mindset. Acquiring an abundance mindset will allow you to see and access all the wealth that is available for you.
During your learning, you will have a few sections dedicated to reflections. It is strongly recommended that you take the time to do those activities. It will give you a better opportunity to manifest what you want in your life and kick-start your mindset change.
Abundance can mean different things to different people. It is important that you have a clear understanding of what abundance means to you. Let’s start by defining abundance.
What does an abundant life look like? Is abundance about finance, love, health, happiness or else? Write down your own definition of abundance, what it would look like in your life.
This guide’s objective is to provide you with an understanding of what you need to live an abundant and happy life. You will learn about the research that exists but also what successful people do to have a fulfilling life. You will be able to identify your current mindset and follow a step-by-step guide that will open the door to manifest all your desires. By the end of this guide, you will have everything that you need to manifest an abundant life!
Chapter 1: What Is a Mindset?
A mindset is a way of thinking. It is a lens that allows you to see what you want in this world. Unlike beliefs and values, a mindset is something that is fairly easy to change with awareness, practice and determination. It is the general perspective you have on life and how you react to various situations. In some ways, you can say that values are what unites us, beliefs can divide us and mindsets will decide if you live a fulfilling and abundant life.
Our mindset can stop us from achieving our goals and accessing our desires in life. It doesn’t matter what beliefs or values you have, if you have the wrong mindset, it can limit you and hinder your general sense of happiness. On the other hand, feeding the right mindset will be essential for you to create the life you want.
An individual can have a mindset but we can also observe mindsets in organizations, groups, families and friends. In the case of a group mindset, it is basically the way that a group will think when together. For example, you might think in more creative ways when you are at work because your team encourages you to think outside the box.
The goal is to empower you to switch your mindset to one that will positively transform your life and attract abundance and wealth. In the next chapter, you will learn about the different mindsets that exist.
Chapter 2: The Difference Between a Scarcity Mindset and an Abundance Mind
There are two types of mindset that was coined by the author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, Stephen Covey. These are a scarcity mindset and an abundance mindset. The scarcity mindset is more about focusing on what we don’t have and our limits. Meanwhile, an abundance mindset is about creating opportunities and believing that there are enough resources for everyone to benefit.
A person with a scarcity mindset will be absorbed with what is missing in one’s life. In that situation, the mind becomes busy worrying and stops us from accessing what we want from life. A scarcity mindset will focus on limitation and manifest obstacles which can seriously limit our success. When you limit yourself with your beliefs and actions, you are not open to receive or recognize the abundance that surrounds you.
For a scarcity mind, there is never enough. The person wakes up in the morning thinking they didn’t have enough sleep or won’t have enough time to accomplish all the things that can be accomplished that day. No matter what it is, the scarcity mind is set on acknowledging what is not available.
Think of your life. Which area do find yourself focusing on what you don’t have? What limits do you place on yourself? Which area of your life (love, relationships, finances, work, etc.) do you apply a scarcity mindset?
The other side of the medal is the abundance mindset. With that mindset, we realize that there is enough in this world for everyone to receive. You let go of negative feelings like jealousy, envy or pity for yourself and take matters in your own hands. You move from being a victim in your life to a leader. In addition, you don’t focus on the limitation but you recognize the good things that are already present in your life and set your intention to manifest more of what you want. With an abundance mindset, the person gets up thinking that they will make time to rest in the afternoon and then make a list of what can be accomplished in the day. It’s about what is possible or about what is available in the present moment.
Think of what you currently have in your life. Make a list of the things, situation or people that make your life rich. What are you grateful for in your life? What do you appreciate about yourself?
Now that you know a little bit more about the two mindsets, you can start applying behavior change and thinking style that match what you want. The more you will be aware of your mindset, the easier it will be to shift toward an abundance mindset. In the next chapter, you will learn about the benefits of making that shift and what you can expect by bringing more of an abundance mindset into your life.
Chapter 3: Why Change Your Mindset?
As you’ve seen in the previous chapter, a mindset is what will likely determine how you experience your life and if you enjoy it or not. The benefits of having an abundance mindset are endless. Individuals with an abundance mindset are, in general, more successful and feel less stress in their daily life. Here are a few other benefits:
Appreciate your life: Individuals who have an abundance mindset will appreciate more what they have and also the people in their life.
Access more opportunities: With an abundant mindset, more opportunities are revealed because you actually look for them.
Decrease your daily stress: Because people with an abundance mindset are less likely to have expectations that cannot be met, this allows them to live a life that has less stress and disappointment.
Reduce your anxiety: When you strongly believe that there are enough resources for everyone, you automatically trust that you can access what you need when you need it. Instead of finding yourself worrying about what you don’t have, you are able to reduce your anxiety by knowing that you can manifest what you want when you need it.
Take control of your life: When you live with a scarcity mindset, you are often living as a victim. Like life happens to you as opposed to you making life happen. An abundance mindset will place you in the driver’s seat and will give you more control over your life and a greater ability to create what you want to experience.
Foster happier and fulfilling relationships: We tend to attract people that think like us. If you are stuck in a scarcity mindset, you will have the tendency to attract people that limit themselves. Alternatively, if you cultivate an abundance mindset, you will start manifesting relationships that are uplifting, supportive and most of all that brings more abundance in your life.
Improve your health: People who demonstrate an abundance mindset are more grateful which is tied to better physical and psychological health. They are less likely to experience depression, anxiety, stress and other chronic diseases that are often connected to one’s lifestyle.
In the next chapter, we will go deeper into the facts that surround an abundance mindset. We will look at what the scientific world has discovered about abundance and scarcity mindsets.