What's your mindset: scarcity or abundance?

In part four of this series on success, I stated that there exists something called the law of cause and effect. Simply stated, you are the “cause,” and what manifests in your world is the “effect.” More specifically, your thinking and beliefs determine how you become the “cause” in your company and your life.

Last week I gave another example of how the law of cause and effect works. I suggested that the most predominant human emotion in our society is fear and the opposite of fear is faith, trust and optimism.

I reminded you that since all thoughts are creative, when you “come from” fear, what you will attract into your life is whatever you are fearful of. Your life experience will be that there are lots of things to worry about or be fearful of and all of your fears will seem very real.

One of the things we fear the most, even though it’s rarely noticed, is that we will not have enough. Another way of saying this is that we have a belief in scarcity. We are so driven to plan, control, manage and save because we have no faith that we will be taken care of. It’s all about scarcity thinking.

What’s the opposite of scarcity? Abundance. Successful people think abundantly. Unsuccessful people think scarcity. And, it’s always a self-fulfilling prophecy. The law of cause and effect at work.

If you “come from” scarcity, you’ll have a lot of scarcity in your life. If you “come from” abundance, you’ll have a lot of abundance in your life. Would you like to know why your net worth is what it is, why you have the amount of money in the bank that you have, and why you make the level of income you make? There are a lot of myths about these questions too. It has NOTHING to do with how smart you are, how hard you work, what your job is, or where you went to school or didn’t.

It’s all a function of your thinking. Imagine a continuum with scarcity-based thinking at one end and abundance-base thinking on the other. The amount of money (wealth) in your life EXACTLY corresponds to where your thinking is on this scarcity/abundance continuum. Which is why when a “rich” person has a downturn, or even goes bankrupt, it rarely takes very long before they are rich once again. And why people who win the lottery usually figure out pretty quickly how to lose all of the money they win.

In this out-of-control political season, there is so much conversation about “the rich,” paying their fair share, the 1%, etc. It’s like there’s something wrong with being rich and we need to take from the rich and give to the poor. Here’s what’s totally missed: rich people are rich because they think rich and poor people are poor because they have a belief in scarcity. And the only way that will EVER change is for people to move their thinking about money up the scarcity/abundance continuum.

If there has ever been a reason for you to have a coach, this is it. We have so many limiting beliefs about money it’s insane. The thought you’ll get it sorted out on your own is just not realistic. If you want to get serious about this, give us a call.

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