As I consider today’s coaching tip, unfortunately, the opposite is often more true for me. The scale tips towards a deprivation mentality when I’m being really honest.
Here are a few simple examples:
~Instead of serving the strawberries fresh at their peak, I go for the apple because they were less expensive.
~Instead of getting out the fine china for a weeknight meal, I save them for special occasions only.
~Instead of choosing my all-time favorite outfit today, I pick the more practical shirt.
~Instead of throwing my arms wildly around my daughter in abandoned love, I ask her absently how her day was.
~Instead of writing in my most beautiful journal, I open the tattered one because then my inconsistent entries won’t matter as much.
~Instead of calling my friend for no reason at all, I wait until I have something more important to say.
~Instead of drawing a luxurious bath, I jump in and out of the shower.
~Instead of taking one active step closer to fulfilling my God-given dreams, I scrub the toilet and fold clothes.
The sad truth is that I often choose the mentality that competes or strives for scarcity when abundance is all around me.I have made the lesser choice, which is focusing on what I cannot have, instead of recognizing all that I can have…
Abundance in love, opportunity, decision making, wisdom, and creativity.
What is your biggest difficulty right now?
Might the very root of the problem stem from a deprivation mentality?
Below are a few key adjustments we can make to bring an abundance mentality to our life:
- Share words of encouragement to those around you. It fuels everyone!
- Create a positive environment, even when everyone else is chooses a negative attitude.
- Keep your eyes wide open for opportunity. Flip the challenge on its head.
- Remind yourself that there is enough pie to go around, even if someone take a big slice.
- Choose the company you keep wisely. Limiting attitudes are contagious (so is abundance).
- Give out in bucketfuls what you yourself want. Another way to say that: We will reap what we sow.
- Spend time in reflection and prayer. We are blind until we stop and let our abundant Father point out where we have chosen less than His gift of daily blessing.