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Developing the Habit of Abundant Thinking Part 2

How to Develop an Abundance Mindset

Now that you recognize the possibility that you have a scarcity mindset, it's time to figure out how to change things. I don't write about having a scarcity mindset to make people feel bad or to feel like there's no hope. There absolutely is hope that you can ditch that mindset and attract abundance in your life. This is true even if you think certain patterns in your childhood brought you to this point or you feel like you're totally stuck.

Have you heard of "The Secret," a very popular book from several years ago? Don't worry; I'm not going to get into too much of some of the more controversial airy-fairy content from that book and movie. But I am going to talk about the Law of Attraction.
Whether you believe in its more mystical qualities or not, it's indisputable that, on average, people who are positive, seek positive opportunities, and have a mindset of success tend to find success. Those who are negative, turn down new opportunities, and have a mindset of scarcity do not tend to find success.

You can find a lot of material about The Law of Attraction if you're curious about that more mystical side, but I'm going to distill it down to the above, for the purposes of this content. Think positively and actively seek positivity in your life, and you will find it. If you actively look for problems and why things can't or won't work, you'll attract negativity in your life.
It's sort of like when I was driving down the highway, and my wife said to me that most of the cars we were encountering were white. I hadn't noticed that, but as soon as she said it, my senses were tuned into car colors, and sure enough, there were more white cars than silver or red or blue or black.

I'm not saying that the fact that I was noticing this made them suddenly turn white, but what I'm saying is that expecting positive things to happen to you in your life can easily tune you into opportunities that you'd otherwise miss.
If you think things won't work, they won't. If you come up with all the reasons why you won't succeed, you won't. If you think your customers won't buy, they won't, or at least they won't in the numbers that you want.
Unfortunately, even if you become aware of these patterns and thoughts, your subconscious mind can sneak into the background and will make you revert back to old patterns. This is true even if you've made a decision to develop a new habit or make changes to reach a goal.

You'll self-sabotage so you don't reach your goals because your subconscious feels its job is to make you stick to what's "true" about you. If you don't believe you deserve to have money, your subconscious will sabotage you. That's why it's time to change your internal beliefs and mindset. You need to have an abundance mindset so your subconscious will not sabotage you, rather it will aid you in ways you won't even realize.

Think of This in a Whole New Way

We were born to be creative, smart thinkers. We are designed to use our minds to make our lives and the lives of others better. If you go through life with a scarcity mindset, you won't just be holding yourself back; you'll be preventing others from benefiting from the great things you're going to do with your life.
When you think of it like that, it almost seems selfish to stick to your old patterns and have a scarcity mindset. There are wonderful things waiting for you, you just have to tap into them. Your outcomes and success can be anything you want them to be. Commit yourself to changing your life and the lives of others and you just might be more motivated to follow through.
Consider how you feel about yourself. Do you feel you're worthy of finding success? You have to think of yourself in a positive way. You're a good person who is going to do wonderful things. If you believe you're bad or unworthy, you're not going to get very far.

The classic and beloved Winnie The Pooh stories feature an Eyeore character that is always gloomy. He's negative and expects that bad things will happen to him. So, bad things happen to him. He doesn't live in a nice house like his friends, though they are always trying to help him build one.

Don't be an Eyeore. Life really isn't that serious or bad. The money is out there, you deserve it, you can help a lot of people, and you live in a fantastic time where you can create your success, and quickly. There is literally nothing standing in your way.
By the way, having an abundance mindset doesn't mean everything will run smoothly all the time. You will make mistakes and bad things will happen in life and in business. But when you have an abundance mindset, you'll be able to bounce back very quickly. Nothing will hold you down for very long. You'll know that as long as you're alive, you're going to live life on your own terms and you are going to succeed.

Your Abundance Mindset Will Determine Your Outcomes

What do you believe success means? It's important to define this for yourself so you can work toward that. You might find that your concept of "success" changes when your mindset changes. In order to achieve your goals, they have to be measurable and realistic. But what you believe is realistic and achievable right now might be different after you've read this content and applied its concepts.
You have to believe that you are an intelligent, kind, creative, and quick-thinking individual. That will come across in everything you do in your business and in your life. If you think badly of yourself, you're going to hold yourself back. You won't take the bull by the horns and do what it takes, because you won't believe you have what it takes.

It doesn't matter what you're going through right now, or how much money you do or don't have right now. You can change. It doesn't matter how old or young you are, you'll see the positive changes you want to see in your life if you develop an abundance mindset.
If you think abundantly, you'll find abundance. If you believe you can do amazing things, you will do amazing things. If you believe that you can live life on your own terms, find success, and help people along the way, you will.

Tune in tomorrow for the 3rd and final part of Developing the habit of abundant thinking with Dennis Becker!

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