One of the things that all successful people all have in common is that they live with an “abundance mindset.” Never heard of it? This is the belief that there are plenty of opportunities in life for everyone to be happy and successful. It is the opposite of having a “scarcity mindset,” where you feel afraid of losing the good things in your life, or that only the “lucky” few ever get to experience happiness.
When you live with abundance, you become more grateful for the things you have and are happier in general with your surroundings. On the flip side, people who live with fear and scarcity often never succeed because they are too afraid to make it to the next level. Interested in knowing how an abundance mindset could help your life? Switching your mindset takes work, but anyone can do it. Here are 40 ways it’ll make you more successful.
40. Living With Less Fear
People with a scarcity mindset are often afraid of losing the good things in their life. They may be afraid of losing their job, relationships, and friends. That constant fear can lead to anxiety and depression. If you live with an abundance mindset, you believe that even if you lost your job, you could easily find another one. If you got a divorce, you could still find love again. And you have trust that your friends have got your back. We are not saying to stop caring about fostering those relationships. But releasing this fear helps you enjoy the moment with your loved ones a lot more.
The next time you feel afraid to do something, ask yourself, “What’s the worst that could happen?” Prepare yourself for worst-case-scenario and move forward. Once you take a risk and succeed once, you’ll begin to see how exciting that is. And once you fail and realize the world did not end, you’ll realize it’s not scary at all.