Abundance is believing that there are enough resources in the world for you and for others too. It goes against the belief that if a person gets something, there are finite things left for others.
Individuals who have an abundance mindset tend to be happier and calmer. They don’t live in constant fear that the resources are depleting. This in turn makes them thankful for the things they actually do have.
In this article, you’ll find out why you need to embrace Abundance and 4 detailed ways of how to do it.
Why should you Embrace Abundance Mentality?
An abundance mindset opens you up and gives you the leeway to try out new adventures and opportunities. When you have an abundance mindset, you are aware that it’s not always this or that. It’s not just black and white, life is filled with a lot of greys. Thinking like this enables you to take leaps of faith in relationships and business. Because you are aware that even if they fail, a new opportunity will arise again.
An abundance mindset gets rid of the tit-for-tat mentality in relationships. Even though we would want relationships to be 50-50, let’s face it, this won’t be the everyday case. Somedays all your partner has to offer is 20 and you’ll have to offer 80. Other days your partner will give 80 and you 20.
This is what makes relationships work. Realising that sometimes your partner won’t meet you in the middle, and others you won’t but at the end of the day, your combined effort sums to 100%. An abundance mentality lets you see this and improves the overall quality of your relationships and friendships.
An abundance mentality enables you to embrace minimalism. Do you have things in your life that you don’t need but can’t seem to get rid of? We all do. And as much as we’d like not to hoard, we find ourselves pilling them up with more things. Some because of the special memories attached to them and some because we don’t think we’ll get something similar again.
This habit as innocent as it seems becomes toxic. You become accustomed to hoarding things in your mind too. You get a hard time letting go of hurt, pain, and past mistakes, and things begin to weigh you down easily. But by having an abundance mentality, you learn to only keep the important stuff and soon enough, your mind releases all the baggage it has been holding on to. Making you a healthier and happier person.
How to Embrace Abundance
People without an abundance mindset rarely give, whether it’s their resources, time, or even love. They believe if they do they won’t have enough for themselves.
This in turn makes them appear very selfish and stingy. It can even go a step further to compromise the relationships they have with their loved ones.
So practice giving. Gift your loved ones whenever you can. Gift them with your undivided attention, your time, and actual presents. However, this doesn’t mean you break your back for this, only get a gift that’s according to your capabilities.
Celebrate other people’s success.
Celebrate the achievements of your friends, families, and colleagues. Genuinely be happy for them, whether it’s their birthday, their graduation, the blessing of a job, or a child.
Go out of your way to make them feel special. You can do this by spending the day with them or even gifting them. This applies even if you don’t have the same achievements as them.
Even if that’s the exact thing you’ve been praying for, celebrate them. Today it’s them, tomorrow it’s you they will celebrate.
Not limiting your dreams.
When we were younger, we had no doubt that we wanted to do great things and be successful and great people. Some of us wanted to be pilots, some engineers, some teachers, and some artists.
But as we grew older, the world wasn’t black and white anymore. Slowly but surely some of us let go of our big dreams and settled. Settled for having a good job with enough pay to foot the bills. The childhood dreams were left behind in the cold.
But what if I told you that you can change this. That you can re-embrace your dreams and pursue them with the passion and vigour you once had when little.
“Just because you took longer than others doesn’t mean you failed.” Words by Colonel Sanders, who founded KFC in his 60’s. This is an example that as long as there’s still life in you, you can achieve any dream that you set your mind to.
Be adaptable and embrace change
Recently, I watched Tear across the dotted line on Netflix and the main character, Zero, talked about his fear of change. His childhood was catastrophic and as an adult, he believed that if he stood still, had the same friends, lived in the same neighbourhood, and even stuck to his boring job, he wouldn’t do any further damage.
He gave an example of holding the same piece of paper in your hands for 10 years, afraid it will tear or blow away if you set it down. In the end, the paper will still be ruined. Your hands will get damp from sweat, ruining the paper and you’ll still have to throw it away.
No matter how much you try to resist change, it always catches up with you. You can’t remain in the same grade forever or have the same boss or job forever.
That’s why being adaptable to change is important. By embracing change as part of life and being open to it, you build a strong mind and when change occurs, it doesn’t knock you down.
Having an abundance mindset improves the quality of all aspects of your life. It improves your relationships by making you a more loving and giving partner or friend.
It improves your career by giving you the courage to experiment with various things and the ability to reach for opportunities.
It improves your health too as stress and worry will be a thing of the past. Overall, in a world where you can embrace any belief, embrace the Abundance mindset.