“I’m not good enough. I can’t do it. I don’t have it.”
“I don’t have what it takes.”
Have you ever thought these thoughts?
I have. Guilty as charged.
It can be easy to fall into thinking, believing those statements, especially in a world becoming more complex, more judging of appearances (I’m looking at you facebook, and twitter!), and more obsessed with youth and talent.
Especially the myth of talent: that if you have to work hard to get great results, then maybe it’s not a natural thing for you. Maybe you would not become great at it.
Or that success is rare, hard to come by, and every little success, every little thing, you grab right away, and hold on to tight, because there might be less for you tomorrow.
That’s scarcity thinking. That if other people have more, then I’ll have less.
Then, there’s abundance thinking.
That there is enough for everybody, and more to spare. Even money, opportunities, talents, skills, and effort.
In the book, Abundance, written by Peter H. Diamandis and Steven Kotler, they say that there is more than enough resources in this world for us to survive. Energy through sunlight, and fresh water from salt water, were just some of the examples shared.
So the resources are all there, but we just don’t have the technology to make use of those resources.
Abundance, then, isn’t only about the amount that’s there, but whether we have the means to make use of it.
This also applies to the abundance of our own potential.
We are literally capable of doing anything, limited only by ourselves and our beliefs.
Our inner resources are all there, but we haven’t developed the capability to tap into them fully, or to even tap some of them at all. We still don’t have the “personal technology,” if you will.
What are some of the personal technologies that we can develop to gain access to the unlimited abundance of our potential and abilities?
Because our beliefs shape what we see, which then affects what actions we take, which then directly influence the results that we could possibly get.
How we see and interpret the world is also how you unveil, uncover, and recognize possibilities.
So then one possible reason why you’re not getting what you want, is because you’re not thinking and believing in a manner that would allow you to do what it takes to achieve such.
What are our beliefs then on the matters most important to us? What do we believe about ourselves in those situations? Are you filled with a feeling of fear? Or one of possibility? Or even both?
You can shape your mindset by constantly reminding yourself to look for clues, signs, which would then hep validate the mindset that you want to cultivate.
Here’s a pro tip: change your passwords into a strong statement you want to believe in.
Because potential is harnessed and developed, through practice, through action, and especially through discipline.
I read somewhere that your passion and level of skill is a measure of how much time you have poured into it.
And not all the time, practice can be very exciting.
In fact, it can be downright hard, hard work.
The discipline and schedule will then allow you to practice and take action consistently. It is not only the intensity of the practice, but the frequency as well. To make any meaningful progress, you’ve got be doing and practicing regularly.
And these can be skills and mindsets that you can practice as well.
When you wake up in the morning, think of one thing to be grateful for.
Go for a ten-minute walk at least four times a week.
Have at least fifteen minutes of music practice daily.
The practice will allow you to build skills, which then allow you more access to your talents and potential.
Getting real with where you are right now, is a prerequisite to developing and accessing the abundance that you have inside of you.
Well, for starters, be aware that you do have that potential, that abundance in you. You’re just not making good use of it yet.
This takes humility, and confidence in yourself as well. To admit where you are right now, and to accept the challenge of change and improvement that comes along with it.
And the sooner you find your authenticity, the sooner you begin to take power over yourself and your situation. You connect with yourself, making it easier to connect with others as well. People are attracted to authenticity, to expressing yourself in the now.
Because abundance and the mindset and beliefs that allows abundance need support for it to fully take root, flourish, and permeate every inch of your body, mind, heart, and spirit.
And we need the support so we can bounce back when the world gives us too many reasons to not believe in abundance. Don’t fall into that trap.
Take time for yourself to count the blessings that you have, no matter how small. Build recreation and recharge time into your schedule.
Put up posters or visual reminders of abundance and possibility. Start looking for ways and solutions instead of reasons to fail.
Get close and supportive friends to help you on this endeavor. Or look for people with the abundance mindset, and connect and relate with them. Values and beliefs are caught, not taught.
Get a coach to support you. Somebody who can provide an objective viewpoint, and genuinely wants to help you reach your goal, as well as support you in the establishment, growth, and expression of your personal abundance.
Developing personal abundance allows abundance in other areas of your life.
Because the more you invest in and develop yourself, the larger your capacity to effect change and attract more opportunities.
And developing personal abundance, allows you to build more freedom in your life.
What does personal abundance mean for you? Please share in the comments below!