The Why of an Abundant Mindset (Part 2)

In this article, we will explore why a mindset of abundance is the best way forward when you are struggling financially. It will specifically explain how an abundant mindset will get you closer to achieving your goals.

By Richard Williams ~

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Before we begin, we just want to remind you that this is part 2 of the Abundance Mindset series. If you haven't read that yet, please do so. It's not required, but it will give more context.

Tl;dr? No problem. Here is the gist:

Not having enough in the account to pay bills, rent, tuition, etc. are significant issues we face when we struggle with our finances. How do you deny that reality? What does an abundance mindset mean?

In the simplest terms, an abundant mindset is the deep knowing that there is enough for everyone in this world. It is a belief that you have all the tools you need to live your best life. And everything will become available to you as and when you need it.

  • You are enough
  • There is enough for everyone
  • Thinking big
  • Giving back
  • A good relationship with money

Now that you know the context, lets dive into the why of abundance mindset.

In this article, we will explore why a mindset of abundance is the best way forward when you are struggling financially. It will specifically explain how an abundant mindset will get you closer to achieving your goals.

Develops faith

When we think abundantly, we are creating a foundation of faith. Faith in the universe, in God, in nature and its laws, and more importantly, faith in ourselves. We develop a deep-seated belief that we will be taken care of and we will tide any adversity that comes our way. When we believe in ourselves and in when we believe that there is enough in the world to go around, our feeling of lack tends to dissolve. Years of negative conditioning starts to dissolve, and we reduce the resistance towards the plentiful future we’ve been creating.

Alan Watts Quote on letting go - Lifeism

Financial stress can get to us in a multitude of ways. It can creep into our lives and take over our mental space before we even realize it. Learning to give it our best and then trusting ourselves that we will get there is key to financial success.

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Positive impact on other areas of life

When we think abundantly, other areas of our life change. We start becoming more patient in the knowledge that good is around the corner, we pay attention to details and develop better relationships with our loved ones. We give back to society and fill our banks with good faith and love. We finally understand the limiting beliefs we hold around money and see our parents in a new light. They did not know any better either. We see so many areas of our lives transform as we live abundantly.

Fosters creativity

We often see abundant people with multiple sources of income. When we adopt an abundant mindset, we naturally become creative. Developing good relationships, being attentive, exploring new opportunities and hard work all lead to new sources of income that are quite creative. We see opportunities instead of closed doors and figure out a way to make lemonade from lemons. We suddenly tune into the little clues that life has been leaving us and take action on them. It sparks ideas and fosters creativity.

Henry Matisse Quote on creativity - Lifeism
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Makes us proactive

Thinking abundantly makes us proactive. We lean towards action and seizing the day. We are grateful for each opportunity and make the most of what is given to us. We become proactive when we have the abundance mindset. We think of each moment and opportunity as a gift as well as a responsibility to not waste it.

John C. Maxwell Quote on approach to life - Lifeism

Just like Maxwell puts it, our focus shifts when we think abundantly. We prepare not repair.

Oprah Winfrey Quote on doing the best in this moment - Lifeism

We only have control over what we can do in this moment. We are too late for yesterday and too early for tomorrow. Right here is all we've got.

Elbert Hubbard Quote on getting paid more than what the do - Lifeism

We love this quote by Elbert Hubbard. If you want to get paid more, you need to start doing more than what you are getting paid to do right now. That means taking initiative and getting things done that are not part of your job description.

Reduces resistance

Have you come in your own way of success before? If you have, you know what we mean by resistance. When we want something so intensely, we create resistance by constantly thinking about it. Because when we are so deeply attached to an outcome, we are constantly questioning everything. If you’ve ever had the thoughts”

“When am I ever going to be financially free?”

“Nothing works when it comes to my finances.”

“I don’t know if I will ever get that promotion.”

When we are not in the abundance mindset, we question every little thing that’s happening to us and these thoughts of lack actually create fiction with our deepest desire to attract wealth. In this manner, we stand in our own way of success. We resist the very thing we want by just wanting it too much and thinking negatively about it when it does not arrive in the ways we expected.

Changing your mindset and thinking abundantly will create belief in self and in the universe, reducing the feelings of lack and resistance.

Esther Hicks Quote on releasing resistance - Lifeism

Resistance in essence is just a blockage of energy. When we don't allow certain emotions to come up and we resist experiencing them fully, we accumulate that energy blockage. Blockage in one area of life can actually carry over to another area of life. So giving up the resistance is the first step in opening up universal abundance.


Adyashanti Quote on letting go of struggles - Lifeism

This quote refers to having faith in the universe before you see the results. It's believing that the universe will support you before you see any evidence of it.

Zen Proverb oncollecting wisdom by sitting - Lifeism

In our efforts to pursue our goals, we forget to just be. Sometimes, we are so invested in doing that we forget that not doing can also be productive. Embracing the idea that simply sitting and being can also be productive will help in getting to that aha moment.

In the next article, we will talk about ways in which we can start thinking abundantly. Now that we know the what and the why, let's talk about the how.

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