Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.
~ Suze Orman
How many times have you said, “I don’t have enough time,” “I don’t have enough money,” “I don’t have enough…. love, enough friendship, enough knowledge, enough energy….enough you name it”? You might have found yourself saying these things, especially about time. You never seem to have enough of it. Maybe you should refocus your energy and remind yourself that you have enough time and that maybe you just need to slow down and breathe. Any time we focus on scarcity, lack, or limitation, we lose focus of our own abundance and actually make things worse instead of better. Stephen Covey coined the term “scarcity mentality” for this principle in his book, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Covey says, “People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me.” An alternative to the scarcity mindset is having an abundance mindset. An abundance mindset is the belief that there is more than enough in the world, along with the understanding that you are more than enough and that you have everything you need to be successful. Being abundant is about more than having financial wealth. Abundance includes love, good health, happiness, meaningful work, spirituality, and more. Remember, consistency is the evidence of belief. Keep smiling at the person in the mirror.
Abundance is a state of mind, more than a reflection of wealth.
~ Judith Orloff