A ‘mindset of abundance’ or ‘abundant mindset’ is a simple concept which basically involves seeing things as being in abundance and not cultivating a selfish attitude. It is something that is often seen at work, and many people don’t realize that they have the opposite of an abundant mindset, often known as a ‘scarcity mindset’.
What is a scarcity mindset?
A scarcity mindset is when a person believes that certain things are limited, therefore encouraging themselves to fight for it. For example, a person at work might believe opportunity and power are very limited, thus they cannot share any existing power and cannot sacrifice anything to get opportunity and success.
What is an abundant mindset?
An abundant mindset is the opposite of the scarcity mindset, and in most cases, people with an abundant mindset are much more open and able to build stronger relationships within teams. Not only does this often lead to them becoming more successful and receiving more opportunities as a direct result, but it also helps to strengthen teams within the work place and make the business more effective.
How can you use gratitude?
Being grateful for what you have can help you to feel more satisfied with your own life, and you will have better relationships with the people around you, including colleagues, family members, friends and acquaintances or clients.
When we are not content with or grateful for what we have, we start to crave other things and become unhappy or disheartened with the fact that we don’t have more or better things.
Being grateful and thankful for the things you do have makes you much more likely to develop a mindset of abundance, which will lead to more happiness.
What are the results of a mindset of abundance?
By having this type of mindset, you will be able to more easily progress in your job, build healthier relationships with those around you and feel happier and more content in yourself. You won’t think that everything is limited, but rather, you will start to understand that opportunities are unlimited and power and success doesn’t have to be competed for. While healthier competition between peers can be a good thing, the difficulties arise when unrest and discontentment take over and life becomes a competition for some people.