How to Create an Abundance Mindset
You’ve heard the phrase, “You are your own worst enemy.”
This can be true for many people. Stuck in scarcity mode, instead of embracing an abundance mindset, it’s hard to go after what you really want in life. Patterns of negative self-talk like, “I’m not good enough” or “I can’t do that” hold you back from achievement.
What if you changed the record?
Living in abundance means to see the endless potential in yourself and others. When you expand your perspective and develop an abundance mindset, you can open your life up to limitless opportunities.
This article will help you transform the fear and limited thinking of scarcity into positive messages that make you feel like you have what it takes — or that you will be able to figure out if you don’t.
Find out how to transform a scarcity mentality into an abundance mindset, and create the badass life you’ve been waiting for.
What is an abundance mindset?
An abundance mindset means to see the limitless potential in life.
It means you can see the potential in yourself, and everyone around you. As a result, you intentionally drive yourself toward creating the life you want.
When I think of an abundance mindset, I think of these key traits:
- Thinking big: People with an abundance mindset tend to think big, rather than limit themselves to a bird’s-eye view of their circumstances.
- Growth mindset: Living in abundance means having a growth mindset — the belief that you can improve your intelligence and skills with effort, and you aren’t stuck with what you have.
- Optimism: The “glass half full” type of person, focusing on what they have, rather than what they lack.
- Knowing there’s enough to go around: Abundance thinking means seeing a limitless amount of resources such as love, money, and success. In other words, someone else’s success or advantage does not take away from your own.
- Generosity of spirit: They feel genuinely happy for other people’s success, rather than resentful.
- Embracing change: They accept and embrace change, rather than resist.
- Taking action: They take a proactive approach to life, by seizing opportunities and working toward their goals.
- Planning ahead: They plan for the future, rather than waiting around for things to happen.
- An open mind: A person with an abundance mentality keeps an open mind and continues to learn, rather than believing they already know it all.
- Know their strengths (and weaknesses): They have identified their strengths, then used these qualities to go after what they want. They accept their shortcomings rather than being limited by them.
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Scarcity vs abundance mindset
You never get beyond scarcity. You have to start beyond it.
People with a scarcity mindset have a zero-sum view of the world: whatever is gained by one side is lost by the other.
When you think in terms of scarcity, you put yourself in a box. You live within four walls of resentment, entitlement, stagnance, and victimhood. You see another person’s success as your loss.
People with a scarcity mentality often fall into a cycle of negativity that not only pushes people away, but also holds them back from achieving goals. They say things like:
- They always get what they want.
- I never get what I want.
- I don’t have enough money.
- I can’t do it.
A scarcity mentality causes people to compete rather than work together. They look out for their own interests, rather than seek opportunities to help others. They hoard resources, like money or power, rather than sharing for the sake of the greater good.
You can see how many of these qualities would push people (and opportunities) away. Who wants to work with a self-involved cheapskate that only looks out for themselves?
When you step outside of a scarcity mindset, you step into a world of endless possibilities. You realize your own strengths and develop them with confidence. You value yourself and, as a result, celebrate the value in others. When you want to see everyone succeed, you help others more readily.
Naturally, this attitude of service and leadership attracts opportunities in all areas of life—work, relationships, family, and overall happiness.
Use together with EFT/Tapping to program your mind to abundance. Repeat as often as needed. If you have a scarcity consciousness, tap through the list a few times each day until you notice a change in your mindset.
I inspire abundant thinking in others.
I joyfully open myself to great happiness and abundance.
I know that the universe is infinitely abundant.
I know that there is more than enough to go around.
I live in a rich and abundant universe.
I mentally and emotionally welcome abundance into my life.
I move forward with an expectancy of great abundance in my life.
I naturally attract divine abundance into my life.
I now have all the resources I need to create unlimited wealth and abundance in my life.
I now have prosperity and abundance in all areas of my life.
I now have surplus in all areas of my life.
I open my life to all the abundance the universe has to offer.
I readily accept the abundance that is my birthright.
I receive more abundance each day than I could ever have imagined.
I rejoice in the prospect of unlimited abundance and prosperity.
I release all notions of lack & limitation from my mind, & instead focus my thoughts on abundance & prosperity.
I resonate in harmony with the vibration of abundance and success.
I see my life as it is meant to be – abundant and prosperous.
I see my life as it is meant to be – abundant and vital.
I teach others how to create great abundance for themselves and others.
I welcome abundance into all areas of my life.
I welcome the abundance that the universe offers this day.
Infinite abundance follows me wherever I go.
It gives me great joy to see the great abundance the world has to offer.
It is my greatest desire to live each and every day in limitless abundance.
It is perfectly alright for me to expect an abundant life.
Living in abundance is one of the top priorities in my life, and I practice this feeling every day.
My desire for a richer, fuller, more abundant life is now my daily reality.
My life is abundant in every way.
My life is surrounded with richness.
My life overflows with abundance.
My mind and my heart gravitate towards abundant living.
My most dominant belief is that I deserve to live a life of great abundance.
My most predominant thoughts are those of abundance for all.
Releasing my desires to the universe brings abundance and freedom into my life.
The abundance of the universe flows into this world through me.
The doors to abundance are wide open for me and for everyone.
The universe is abundant, and so I am abundant too.
The universe provides whatever abundance is appropriate for me.
The unlimited abundance of the universe flows into my life every day.
There is a constant stream of abundance in my life.
There is a continuous stream of wealth and abundance in my life.
There is great abundance in all areas of my life.
There is growing abundance in every area of my life.
There is immense abundance in all areas of my life.
There is infinite supply in all areas of my life.
There is unlimited abundance in all aspects of my life.
Through the exchange of wealth, I increase the abundance of others every day.
Today I bless my being with limitless abundance.
Today I reclaim the abundance that is my universal right.
Today I see and feel the great abundance life has to offer.
Today I reclaim the abundance that is my right.
With every breath I take, I am bringing more and more abundance into my life.