It’s been proven over and over again that our mindset determines a lot of the direction in which our lives go. Recently, my social media coach, Lissette Calveiro, taught me about having an abundance mindset. I’ve practiced the power of positivity since I was 17, but wow—this is on another level! Since practicing an abundance mindset, I attract opportunities left and right daily.
The opposite of having an abundance mindset is a scarcity mindset. I didn’t realize how much I’d been living in a scarcity mindset—even though I approach life through a realistically optimistic lens!
A scarcity mindset constantly sets limitations. Of course, there are limitations outside of our control because society is systemically stacked against the majority. I’m not saying turn a blind eye to the discrimination, racism, gender inequality, ableism, or the general financial and career struggles we all face—but where focus goes, energy flows, right?
The secret is to focus on solutions and find ways to breakthrough despite the environment.
Someone with a scarcity mindset has a victim mentality and continuously thinks about what isn’t working in life as opposed to what is working. They believe there is never enough and many times become resentful of others.
Using myself as an example: I can easily bring myself down by constantly thinking about how I only have another few months of rent money saved up. Or how I have a relatively small social media following that’s preventing me from opportunities. Or…
I can focus on how I get another few months in my apartment, how great is that?! And in that time frame, work on securing more. Instead of focusing on my small follower count, I can gratefully focus on the loyal audience I do have and the wonderful content I get to create for you!
With an abundance mindset, you take back your power and believe in opportunity. You approach life focused on what already does work and how to build on that.
Nothing is too good or out of reach for you, because it’s true. The resources are there. Yes, societal hierarchy may make it harder to grasp, but there is always a solution.
My morning affirmations and gratitude now include concentrating on the abundance in my life. Adopting an abundance mindset has me more engaged, empowered, and energized! I’ve fully grasped that there is purpose beyond myself and genuinely make an effort to uplift others. I’m still stubborn as ever about my goals, but I’ve become adaptable with my methods and flexible to accepting change.
And I want to give you that same energy.
Failure, criticism, and other’s perceptions are not limitations of your abilities. Those are all opportunities to grow. Instead of focusing on what you’re not good at, focus on what you are good at. Think of all your skills that you can utilize and offer in the world! It’s okay to step back and accept your feelings when you’re down. I believe that is the correct and healthy decision and if you need tips for self-care, check out this post! But after taking time to work through those feelings, make a conscious effort to try again.
Remember, this is your life. You are the CEO of your life. You have creative agency over your life.