How do you develop an abundance mentality? This is a critical question to ask yourself because without an abundance mentality you’ll never experience prosperity in your life.
Make no mistake about it, there is a clear connection between outer experiences and inner thoughts. What you focus on is what you get, for good or for bad.
Abundance Mentality: Why It Matters
It’s been an interesting couple of weeks as I’ve been digging into some pretty heavy duty personal development, in particular a book by Louise L. Hay titled You Can Heal Your Life.
I’ve been doing some serious cleaning of my own mental house, learning things about how to create an abundance mentality I’d never even heard of before, and challenging many of my own beliefs in the process.
I’ve also been having some interesting conversations with a close friend who’s been seeking professional help to deal with what one could best refer to as self esteem issues. Learning about my friend’s experiences has also been eye opening for me.
Wrong Beliefs People Have About Money
Psychiatrists agree that the vast majority of the things we deal with as adults are brought about as a result of something that happened to us, or something we lacked, during our childhood years.
Most adults don’t have an abundance mentality because they as children were taught things like “money doesn’t grow on trees”, “most rich people are dishonest”, “money is evil”, “who needs luxury”, “money can’t buy happiness”, and so on and so forth.
(Further their scarcity mentality has been fueled by self limiting beliefs like “I’m not worthy”, “I don’t deserve to have it all”, etc.)
Of course money itself is neutral. Money is just a substance – it’s not good or evil. It’s merely a means to an end, and it can be used for evil or for good.
In my opinion, money is also an amplifier in the sense that it tends to make you more of what you already are. If you’re a stingy, tightfisted person, then more money is likely to make you more of the same.
If, on the other hand, you’re generous, then in your case getting more of the green stuff between your hands is likely to result in increased generosity.
The Principle of Sowing And Reaping
It’s interesting the way life works. What you give is what you get back. This is the sowing and reaping principle, a universal law and a Biblical concept.
If you want more love in your life, you’ve got to first give more love. If you want more encouragement from others, start by working on becoming a better encourager yourself. If you want increased prosperity, you start by being more charitable.
You won’t necessarily always get it back from the people you gave it to but it WILL return to you in one form or another.
But the thing is, if you don’t have an abundance mentality you won’t be inclined to love others as you should, to give encouragement, praise, kindness, money…whatever it is that you would like to have more of in your life.
And if you don’t give it, it also won’t come back to you.
This is why developing an abundance mentality needs to come FIRST.
How To Develop An Abundance Mentality
As I’m sure you’ve already realized, an abundance mentality is not created overnight.
If you were raised to believe that money is evil, that there’s not enough to go around, or that you aren’t deserving of being wealthy, then those are beliefs you’ll need to unlearn and replace with different beliefs before you can enjoy prosperity.
One thing I’ve been hearing about from my friend I referred to earlier, that he’s been learning from his therapist, is that the brain is much like a recorder that plays back to you the information you feed it with. And it does so over and over and over, reinforcing those beliefs whether they be true or not.
Keep telling yourself you are stupid, ugly, fat, broke, stuck, whatever, and your brain will believe it.
You will, as a result, subconsciously start creating obstacles in your own life that will keep you from reaching your goals, making sure you STAY stupid, ugly, fat, broke, stuck, etc.
Louise L. Hay agrees. She writes in You Can Heal Your Life, “If one of my inner beliefs or thought patterns is, ‘I am unworthy’, then one of my outer effects will probably be procrastination. After all, procrastination is one way to keep us from where we say we want to go.”
On the other hand, tell yourself repeatedly that you are smart, attractive, slim, wealthy, etc., and over time the brain will begin to believe that.
As you keep feeding your brain new information, developing an abundance mentality, your way of speaking and acting will change. And as you start going about doing things differently, you’ll naturally create different results in your life.
In simple terms, this is how an abundance mentality brings real abundance into a person’s life.
It all starts in the mind. It starts with your thoughts. It starts by you taking control of your thoughts, and that you CAN do. Because there’s no one that thinks in your head but you.
Of course I’ve only been able to touch the tip of the ice berg here. If you’re serious about creating an abundance mentality, I recommend you diligently apply yourself to the study of the process. You Can Heal Your Life is but one of many wonderful books available on the topic.
Disclaimer: I don’t share the spiritual beliefs presented in You Can Heal Your Life, but I still believe the book offers excellent insight into how the human mind works.
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