Abundance vs Scarcity

We receive life in abundance through gratitude and great love.

by Michael Corthell

Switching from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset will absolutely transform your life. Shifting away from a scarcity way of viewing the world, toward the realization that abundance is all around is one of the first steps in having a positive mindset.

When you shift to an abundance mindset it means that you aren't in competition with other people. You firmly believe that there's more than enough stuff to go around, and by collaborating with and helping other folks, you can make them more successful also.

The people who live with a the scarcity mindset are suspicious people. They are jealous and think that there's not enough money, success, food, toys, clothes etc. to go around.

Those of us who are firmly planted in the mindset of abundance know to the core of our soul that when we love our neighbor and give more, we get more...of EVERYTHING.

Here are some simple things you can do right now to start shifting your mind to positive and abundance thinking:

First, understand that you can't have true wealth without well-being. One without the other will serve to prevent sustaining of any type of success. You have to take care of your total health; the mental, the physical and the spiritual.

Gratitude. Remember to praise and appreciate. Let people know how much you value them and what they do.

Look for opportunity everywhere. All problems and challenges can be turned into opportunity. Face all challenges with optimism, positive thinking. 

Know that there is more than enough to go around. There is always more than enough pie to go around.  Say: ''There is plenty for everyone.'' Say it often enough, and it will become second nature.

Stick will positive people who share the abundance mindset. Mindsets are contagious.  Limit your time with 'the-glass-is-half- empty' negative people.

Meditate and reflect. Quietly acknowledge and appreciate all the positives in your life and in your work. Again, practice gratitude. It is a the most powerful part of an abundant mindset. A grateful heart is at the core of an abundant life.

Give more and give more of what you want. It may sound counterintuitive at first, but the best way to get more is to give more. Look for ways to help others in need.  If you don't feel like you have enough money, give to someone less fortunate.

Be a river, not a reservoir. Giving always puts you in a more abundant and grateful state of mind.

Remember that there is abundance in love. There is abundance of friendships. There is abundance of opportunities. There is abundance of fun. There is abundance of food. It is possible to have abundance of good deeds. It is possible to possess abundance of energy. There is abundance of trees, grass or water. You can create for yourself abundance of time. You can also have abundance of God and worship in your life.

Your mindset has to be that there is an abundance of everything on this planet. God does provide.

"He who gives to the poor will never want, but he who shuts his eyes will have many curses."
Proverbs 28:27

You may not have access to this abundance, because you alienate yourself from it, and prevent it from manifesting in your life. You will attract the goodness of abundance by believing. 

"But when you give to the poor, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving will be in secret; and your Father who sees what is done in secret will reward you."
– Matthew 6:3-4

When you focus on being a blessing to someone–when you give what you've got, our Creator will always bless you with abundance.

Today I challenge you to create an abundance-mindset in yourself and help others do the same. 

Also, encourage people to see options and opportunity when they face problems or are severely tested. Tell them that it is indeed, better to give, than to receive. 

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