The news cycle lately has been filled with stories of shortages. We're told there's not enough to go around, whether it be oil, food, or money. On top of the deep-seated fears we all deal with, hearing news like this further contributes to a scarcity mindset. We believe we won't have what we need to get by, and when we expect to have less than we need, it often comes true.
We want to help you break the cycle and develop an abundance mindset. Believe there is more than enough and attract what you need and want into your life.
Let us show you how to have an abundance mindset so that you can have more for yourself and your family.
5 Steps Develop Your Abundance Mindset
1: Believe to Raise Your Expectations
When thoughts of doubt creep in, you must push them aside. This is easier said than done but tune into your thoughts, and when you hear negativity, actively replace that thought with the belief you can have what you want. When you start to believe, your expectations grow. When we truly believe and expect something to happen, we'll begin to see doors opening to direct our path. You just have to be willing to listen and trust.
A: Acknowledge - Developing an abundance mindset won't be possible if you are fearful and hopeless. To remove what is blocking you (most commonly fear), acknowledge what you are feeling by saying this statement out loud to yourself: "The truth is I feel (insert)." Most of the time, you'll find yourself saying: "The truth is I feel afraid or scared," or "tired, "or "frustrated." It doesn't matter why you feel this way. Just acknowledge the feeling.
B: Breathe - Rather than obsess over the feeling, acknowledge it and then take four deep breaths, breathing in through the nose and out of your mouth. This will clear that energy so you can move towards abundance.
C: Connect - After deep breathing the emotion out of your body, connect to your spirit by placing your hands on your heart. FEEL the connection.
Once connected (and quiet), pull all your energy into the present moment. Be present, so you're not focusing on the pastor worrying about the future.
3: Clarify the Desire
Most of us don't know what we want (or deny it because we fear we can't create it). However, once you've cleared your energy and focused on the present, it's much easier to identify what you want—then you just have to ask for it.
You can ask for a specific thing, like money, a job, or a relationship. And although there's debate about whether it's best to be general or specific, it really doesn't matter. The most important thing is that you feel good about the desire, and the desire is something you really want or need. Our research has confirmed that the more we want something, the easier it is to create it.
You can ask for a solution or guidance too. Maybe you need to know what job to apply for, whether to start that purposeful business, or how to address a faltering relationship. If you want a solution, it can be co-created.
4: Focus Your Energy
Before acting, take a few minutes to focus your energy through thoughts and emotions.
Just visualize having what you want, or write down,"I'm so happy and grateful now that..."
Feel what it feels like to have it. Feel grateful for having received it before it comes.
It's important to focus your energy before you take action. This helps us become open to possibility rather than try to force something to happen.
5: Take Action
Once you have your mind in abundance, you become more aware of the opportunities around you.
When that happens, you'll feel a sense of confidence in knowing what action to take, and it won't feel like an effort.
At the same time, there is no role for blame or a victim mindset. We become victims of our circumstances when we allow ourselves to wallow in our perceived weakness. When we know what we want, we are motivated to move forward. When we embrace an abundance mindset, there is nothing we can't be, do, or have.
Once we know the next step, take action. Be ready to move forward with the first step. You can't just sit back and wait for something to be served to you. As they say, you can't win the lottery if you don't buy a ticket.
Have More with an Abundance Mindset
Implement these tools if you're ready to put scarcity in the rearview and focus on the abundance ahead.
Go at your own speed: take baby steps, giant leaps, or anything in-between. Take a break once or twice a day and reconnect (ABCs) to re-evaluate your plan, so you're moving forward in the right mindset.
If you want to explore the skills, take Succeed On Purpose's Have More Course. In this course, we'll introduce you to the methodology taught in the intensive course, The Prosperity Challenge. You'll learn how to manage your energy and emotions to actively overcome any hopeless or negative emotions, opening yourself to possibilities you might otherwise be closed off to. Once you've mastered putting yourself in an abundance mindset, you're not only open to new ideas, you seek them out.
Whether you're well-versed in spiritual practices and looking to expand your toolkit, or skeptical but open to the idea of doing things differently, this course will make you feel more successful.
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