Shifting to a mindset of abundance has probably been one of the hardest things for me to grasp and develop on my lifelong journey of self-improvement. When I first started reading about it, I knew I wanted it – an abundance mindset.
I grew up thinking about abundance in a very different way. Of course, as a child I didn’t think or talk about the term abundance, but I somehow knew I didn’t have it. It is something I have had to work at and be cognizant of. But it is worth it. ‘
As you read this post, stop and reflect about how you think and feel about what you read. It may be much different from typical thoughts about abundance
“An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations.”- Stephen Covey
When you live from a place of abundance, you feel gratitude for what you already have, are aware and constantly pursuing new opportunities in every area of your life and give to others freely.
Concept of Abundance
“The entire universe is conspiring to give you everything you want.” – Abraham Hicks
This mindset is the core of any area of your life. It focuses your attention on what you already have and all the possibilities that are available to everyone in the world. The problem, according to Covey is that most people are trapped with the scarcity mentality. They act as though they have to grab things in life before others get them, as if there is not enough abundance to go around.
The concept of abundance, or the theory behind abundance mindset then, is one of believing there is always enough for you and everyone else, that by taking risks and growing in all ways, you win and succeed in life.
Abundance: More than Wealth
Abundance is more than wealth, although that is a part of it. It is many things and can mean different things to each person. It is the internal belief that, regardless of your circumstances, situation, or skills, you are always provided for in every area of your life.
Real abundance is the physical manifestation of your true nature and how we are showing up in our world. It shows ups as:
❃ Love of family
❃ Support from friends
❃ An unexpected gift
❃ New friends
❃ A helping hand from a stranger
❃ Renewed energy and better health
❃ New opportunities to move you closer to your vision
❃ And sometimes cash
Abundance includes financial wealth, but it also includes having a rich, healthy, and fulfilling life, while living each day with purpose and passion.
🔷 Financial or Material
This can mean anything from having peace of mind that your bills are always paid to having actual financial wealth with unlimited funds. It can mean you are abundant in possessions such as homes, autos, jewelry, furniture, or other material things.
🔷 Personal Development
Being abundant in your personal development can be an abundance of confidence in your abilities, skills, and opportunities. It can be an abundance in learning and growing to be your best self. It means being fulfilled in personal enrichment activities you enjoy.
An abundance of spirituality means feeling a connection to your higher self often through your religious or spiritual practice. It means standing up for what you believe in and being comfortable with that.
The variety of relationships you have that contributes to your happiness includes friends, coworkers, and of course family and loved ones. Abundant relationships enrich every area of your life.
Having a health abundance starts with treating your body with love and respect by eating healthy foods, regular exercise, and physical exams. It means being at your healthiest level, free from disease and unhealthy habits.
Although our career is often what we consider our purpose in life, it is more powerful to a think of it as a sense of belonging at whatever you do, whether great or small. It may manifest itself with a feeling of contentment with what you do in life.
🔷 Natural abundance
Abundance can be found all around you. It can be found in nature and your awareness of it.
Abundance is being able to recognize the riches of everything in your life, loving yourself, taking care of your health and doing what you are passionate about. Abundance is about feeling loved and loving others, about feeling peaceful and free.
Developing an Abundance Mindset
“Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.” ~ Wayne Dyer
Developing an abundant mindset can be done with consistency and believing it will happen. Focus on your thoughts, actions, fears and how you react to events. Then make changes when you find yourself reacting from a place of scarcity.
The Next Step
Your thoughts, feelings and attitudes affect your ability to create the life you desire. This is your mindset. It can be one of abundance or come from a place of scarcity.
Bad things do happen in life. While you can’t control what happens in every situation, you can control how you react. You can shift your thinking and identify the positives that result from the event. At these times, it’s important that you actively to choose to focus on the positive aspects. When you learn to control and shift your mindset to abundance, you begin to recognize and experience more abundance and possibility.
In the words of Peter Diamandis, “Creating abundance is not about creating a life of luxury for everybody on this planet; it’s about creating a life of possibility.”
Is your mindset helping or hindering your creation of abundance in your life?
My ecourse, “Designing Your New Normal Mindset”, is a great place to start to examine your mindset and develop one of abundance. This course provides the guidance to help you enter the next phase of your life with awareness and confidence and ultimately, abundance. Consider how developing a new mindset can propel you to abundance by design! Check it out HERE!
Here’s to the peace and joy of your new abundance mindset!