How do you see your life?
Is it a continual struggle to get what you want or is it filled with abundance?
When it comes to health and fitness, I see a world that is shrouded in lack…
What I mean by that is that we are always being told, consciously or subconsciously that we are not doing enough, or doing the right diet or exercise… The list goes on…
Our brain simply cannot process that information in a positive way and therefore it ends up believing that we are not enough. When thoughts like that creep in we often give into them and make poor choices, regret them and then say the following phrase; ‘I screwed up, I’ll start again on Monday.’
Introducing – the Abundance Mindset!
The biggest shift for me over the last 10 years has been in developing an abundance mindset…
An abundance mindset means you believe that everybody can have what they want, including yourself. You believe that there are unlimited possibilities for growth. You believe that life is a win/win process where you can succeed if you make positive choices.
A scarcity mindset tells you that the world is a finite pie: another person’s success is your failure. You are not good enough and don’t deserve success. You struggle to get you want.
From a health perspective, a scarcity mindset will focus on what you are denying yourself to achieve your health goals. An abundance mindset will emphasise the good things you experience as you progress towards health.
Here’s an example…
Scarcity mindset: “I’m so frustrated because I can’t have some chocolate”, or “I suppose I’d better train today.”
Abundance mindset: “I can eat lots of tasty and healthy food that will help me feel better and achieve my goal weight”, or “I’m looking forward to training today, I know I’ll feel great afterwards.”
You can have an abundance mind-set, but you have to work at it.
1. Focus on what you have
Imagine you want a better job. You might think: “I don’t have the skill,” or “Who am I kidding, there’s too much competition.” These ideas are based on what you think you don’t have. Turn those thoughts around. “I have 25 years of experience, which will be a huge asset” or ” I’ve some great contacts who will help me when I start looking for my next job.”
2. Believe you are “enough”
Many people lack self-worth. They believe they’re not good enough to get what they want. Or what they want is stupid or never going to happen.
You are worthy. You deserve success. Keep reminding yourself of that.
3. Create win-win situations
Create win-win states when dealing with other people. Ensure that all parties have a sense of success and feel better about the outcome. Listen without judging. Understand what win-win means for everyone. Work towards it. Practise win-win across your personal and professional lives.
4. Stop the blame game
It’s strangely satisfying to point the finger of blame at someone or something else. But when you do that you stop being accountable for our own outcomes. By taking responsibility and adopting a win-win mentality you can channel your actions towards what you want. It’s far more satisfying than being a victim.
5. Be grateful
If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough. It’s very difficult to feel fear or sadness while feeling grateful at the same time. Practicing gratitude is a widely recognised method for improving well-being.
6. Recognise possibilities
An abundance mindset allows you to see more in your life: more options and more resources. If your belief is “I can’t do it” or “it’s impossible” then you won’t get anywhere. Start training your mind to be aware of what is possible. Ask yourself if you had all the time and money in the world and you knew you couldn’t fail, what would you be doing?
Ultimately, just remember what you believe is what you receive.
I spoke to my Inner Circle coaching clients about this today and it was interesting to see the shifts in mentality. In fact, over the last few weeks several of my clients have had breakthroughs in this department. The key for them is now engraining that thought process.
I hope this helped you today, please contact me if you’d like to learn more about how I can help you achieve this mindset. Equally share this with someone who may find it helpful.
See you in the next one…
Stay strong and keep moving.