Why most people don’t have an Abundant mindset
I think you will agree with me when I tell you there is too much ‘fake news’ in the media and not enough on abundance and gratitude. The news is never delivered with an Abundant mindset and the headline’s read a bit like this.
- Lack of growth in the economy
- Not enough money to go round
- The cost of leaving the European Union (Brexit)
The thing is most people don’t realise how important their mindset really is. In the same way that the news focuses on what’s wrong, you can tune your mind into what’s right. Choosing to focus on what is good about the world is a choice, but it will make your life a whole lot easier!
Most of the time, society and the media make sense of the world using a poverty mindset. Generally speaking, they see what’s wrong with the world and forget what’s right.
They use words like ‘lack of growth’, ‘not enough’, ‘paying the price’ and ‘threat..’ conveying mental imagery of poverty, fear and lack.
Why is there so much negativity?
The reason why there is so much negativity in the world stems from the human brain’s own survival and protective instinct. The human brain is designed, first and foremost to survive! It is not interested in how happy or joyful you are.
This is why we tend to focus on the negative aspect of a situation rather than the positive. The brain keeps reverting back to a ‘poverty mindset’ and is hardwired to look for the next available threat coming up. Some people just worry non stop about a day they will never see.
Challenges can come in many forms: change’s to your life situation, career, bereavement, stress, more responsibilities and so on. Although these situations can be challenging, they do not require high levels of stress and anxiety to cope.
Anxiety is fear of what could happen in the future. The ‘monkey mind’ is warning you of danger coming ahead! But don’t worry, because this is just your imagination working overtime.
I prefer to think of F.E.A.R as ‘False Emotion Appearing Real’ because Fear is just an illusion. Fear is the brain’s way of protecting you from a perceived danger. The ‘monkey mind’ thinks of ways to avoid the problem, but this doesn’t work. Running away doesn’t solve your problem’s, and just make’s them worse.
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“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”
#1 Have an attitude of gratitude
Your freedom and power lie in what you choose to think about. Your life situation itself won’t always work out the way you think. That doesn’t mean you should always be disappointed by how things work out. Instead be grateful for what is already good in your life, and appreciate what you have.
Gratitude is an amazingly powerful way to transform the way you think, feel and act. Keep asking yourself the question, “what is it I can be grateful for?”.
Look for opportunities to show gratitude every day. When you commit to ‘an attitude of gratitude’, you will be happy and grateful regardless of how your day goes.
Gratitude influences how other people respond to you. People become friendlier, nicer and even more helpful. Don’t under-estimate an ‘attitude of gratitude’!
#2 Set goals that make you grow
When you set goals, always choose ones that challenge and excite you. These type of goals are the most rewarding. It is your dedication, commitment and excitement that propels you forward to success. Don’t choose goals that are too easy, because ‘goals are for growing’.
Big goals have to be broken down into smaller, more manageable pieces to be achievable. Make a plan of how you are going to achieve your goal and the steps you are going to take to get there.
People who commit to an abundant mindset, continue to seek out new ways to constantly improve themselves. It is because abundant thinker’s keep working on their own self-development that they appear more confident and self-assured.
#3 Reward yourself
The closer you get to achieving your goal, the happier you will feel 🙂 Give yourself small rewards for completing tasks and achieving milestones. I find this helps with motivation and propels you forward towards achieving your goal.
Remember to give yourself a much-needed pat on the back, when you start to build momentum. When you approach your goals this way, you look forward to each step and feel motivated.
The more you enjoy what you are doing, the more abundant and joyful you will feel. As the late Wayne Dyer once said: “When you feel good, you feel God”. This instantly rubs off on other people and influences them in positive ways.
#4 Abundance affirmation’s
Some people argue that affirmation’s don’t work, but many people don’t use them properly. When you affirm, you make a powerful statement to your subconscious mind.
The truth is that every thought that you choose to think about, and every word that you speak is a form of affirmation. Most people spend too much time affirming negative thoughts, and this manifest’s as more problems.
Words have a powerful effect on the subconscious mind. When you practise your affirmation’s, you are consciously training your subconscious mind. Be careful what words you use because the subconscious will pick up on everything.
Start your affirmation in the present moment with an attitude of gratitude.
“I am so happy and grateful now that ……………..” and then fill in what you want to manifest.
Affirmation’s work better when they are simple and straightforward. When the affirmation is repeated with confidence, passion and enthusiasm, it helps you to manifest much faster!
Here is one I prepared earlier.
“I am so happy and grateful now that I feel abundant in mind, body and spirit!
#5 Start giving
Giving away something put’s you into an abundant frame of mind. It make’s you feel good, and this energy is powerful. At Christmas time, some people prefer giving presents to receiving them.
By giving, you start the receiving process. This is a fantastic principle that will create abundance in your life. Think about simple ways to give and help other people. Then go ahead and do it.
This doesn’t have to cost anything, but it work’s like magic! 🙂
Also published on Medium.