The debt crisis. The changing economy. The constant political race. There seem to be problems everywhere and much of the society seems to dwell on this bad, negative mentality. While this might be useful for marketing the scarcity thinking can be very painful and create unnecessary fear, desperation, and anxiety. On the contrary, an abundance mentality communicates new opportunities and chances. This relieves you of much pressure especially if you imagine that you only have one shot. This can also help you to improve your performance in whatever you do. Here is how to have an abundance mindset:

1. Identify the symptoms of scarcity mentality

If you feel that things are scarce, you are likely to take life more seriously. You will always feel that your failure is the end of everything. This not only makes you over nervous but also gives you an opportunity to invite failure because this mentality becomes an obstacle to your success. To regain your empowerment you need to remember all the opportunities that you've had before and know that it's something that will definitely continue.

2. Focus on people, not things

Generally, unless people are influenced by the bad experiences, they are good. However, this does not imply that you will get along with everybody. If you approach every situation with a good attitude, you are likely to succeed. The friendlier you are, the more friendly the people around will become. If you avoid talking about the negatives, your conversations will dramatically improve. The more you become positive the more your relationships will be better. Instead of focusing on money or other things, focus on people and you will get the opportunities that you are looking for.

3. Focus on what you have and not what you lack

Whatever thing you think about, you will find. Since you can't get everything in life, your focus system of the mind will bring about what you are thinking about. This will eventually make you realize the abundance of life that you may have not seen. Just relax and think about all the possibilities that are there. If you do this, opportunities and ideaswill start to come up. Everything that has been in the background will suddenly pop for you to see. You can start by meditating for at least 30 minutes so that you can focus on the possibility.

4. Change your expectations

Do you think that life is so unfair or do you imagine that you have enough of what you need? Do not expect things to change but rather take advantage of all that you have. The only way to be happy is to be happy now with everything that you have. If you attach your joy to something that you lack, achieving happiness will be a hard task for you. On the contrary, if you approach life with an abundance mindset, you will be filled with opportunity and abundance and you will be provided with enough to do all the things that you want to do. You will approach every situation with a fresh mind and in turn get opportunities that you need.

5. Learn to appreciate

One way to change from a petty normal habit to thinking well is to appreciate all that you have. Always appreciate your food, family, roof, and friends. This will not only change a bad mood within a short time but will also help you to realize the opportunities that you might have not seen before. This will, in turn, create more happiness within you so that you will always be ready to have an abundance mindset. Each day make it a habit to appreciate something.

6. Focus on your why

Always pay attention to your why. Choose what you want to do in life and give it all your energy. Even though the media focuses on our passion everyday, if you decide to enjoy each day you will find passion in everything that you do. You will soon discover something that you really want to pursue, a hobby that you want to spend your time on or even notice people to learn from. Your why should originate from living in the present. If something makes you happy you will be happy doing them everyday and very soon you will see value in what you have and work harder to achieve more.

Wrapping up

The best thing to do is to have a positive mindset because without this you will always be weighed down with bad thoughts. The best starting point is to change your mindset.

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