So much of what we hear about in the world today focuses on scarcity. There are a lot of stories about how we don’t have enough of something: money, freedom, clean air, reality TV (ok, I’m kidding about that last one!). I’d like to challenge that notion: I think the opposite just might be true. I think it’s possible that many of us already have everything we need to get what we want in business and in life. I’m not saying that life can’t be tough sometimes…from personal experience, I know it can. I’m merely suggesting a shift in thinking, just for one day.
My challenge to you is wake up tomorrow and assume you already have everything you need to be successful. Assume you have enough time, money, talent, resources…whatever it is that you currently think you don’t have. Assume you’ve got it and see what happens next. It’s possible that, for some of us, a subtle but important change might begin to take place. It’s possible that part of our “scarcity mindset” might be replaced with something else. A feeling of abundance.
There’s a saying I love: Act yourself into a new way of thinking. In other words, do something for a while – even if it feels uncomfortable – and it will start to become second nature. So if we “act” as if we have everything we need to be successful then, eventually, we might start to “think” we have everything we need to be successful. In fact, we might think we have an abundance of what we need to be successful. Right?
I think an “abundance mindset” is such an important part of reaching a goal. This simple idea often gives us the emotional freedom to get started. To stop worrying about whether or not we have exactly what we need to reach the desired outcome, and just get going.
I realize life isn’t always simple and neat. But for just one day – or even better, one week – try acting like the world is your oyster and you have everything you need to succeed right now. Then, let me know what happens.