There has been a lot of talk lately about mindset. The discussions have centered around the idea that by working on ourselves we can adjust our mindset.
One of the terms that I often hear in conjunction with mindset is abundance.
People are striving to have an abundant mindset but what does that actually mean? For a lot of people the idea of abundance is the thought that you will have more than what is needed. And so if you have an abundant mindset, then you are going to perceive your environment as providing more than what is needed.
But I’ve also noticed that a lot of people try to create abundance in their own life. And this is one way that clutter is introduced. Because we are trying to physically manifest that abundance, rather than allowing it to happen naturally, or by having an abundant mindset, the stuff in our lives is excess. It is clutter because it doesn’t actually mean anything to us. It doesn’t bring purpose or fulfillment or joy to our lives. If anything, it stresses us out more because it is more associated with a scarcity mindset than an abundant mindset.
I was having a conversation recently where we were discussing the act of giving things away. What came out of that conversation is that the act of giving something away is an abundant mindset because you are trusting that in the future, should you need that item again, you will be in a position to be able to provide that for yourself, for your family, or for somebody else. The active holding onto something and keeping it for yourself is a scarcity mindset because you’re afraid that you might need it in the future and you won’t be able to get a hold of it at that time.
So I challenge you to take a look around yourself and the things that you own and consider, are you operating and living out of an abundant mindset, are you in reality operating out of a scarcity mindset?
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