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Do you often wonder how “other” people manage to create a lifestyle full of abundance and prosperity?
Have you ever found yourself asking what their secret is, or worse, chalking it all up to luck?
If so, you are not alone.
As human beings, we all have a tendency to compare ourselves to others in a survival of the fittest sort of way.
When we fall short, rather than see what action steps we can take to create change, we say other people have it better or are just plain lucky.
If only we knew the truth!
Did you know that there are ways to prosperity that have little to do with luck and a lot to do with creating a wealthy, abundance mindset first?
Abundance is not only for the “chosen few”.
It’s everyone’s birthright.
How many times have you heard stories of people pulling themselves up from nothing to create mass success and fortune?
It can happen for you too.
You’re probably asking yourself how or even shaking your head while thinking, this is for “other” people and not for me.
That’s a great place to start – with your thoughts.
Change your thoughts, change your mindset, and change your life.
You don’t simply wake up one morning and declare you will be more mindful of your prosperity.
It takes practice.
It also takes intentionality.
You need to want this so much in your life that you focus on it daily and willingly move forward taking the steps to make it a reality.
Remember any goal worth achieving requires action on your part.
You have to move forward and take the steps to reach your goal.
PUT SIMPLY, ABUNDANCE THINKING =
Hope, happiness and positivity. You control your fate and you believe there’s more than enough to go around for everyone in this world.
SCARCITY THINKING =
Makes you paranoid, insecure and negative. You feel like a victim who is afraid of losing things as you believe there’s not enough to go around.
As humans we often want things now.
But so many of us become paralyzed with fear about how to achieve the things we want.
So ask yourself now, how do YOU react when you want something?
Do you take action?
Or do you avoid taking any steps?
If you have a scarcity mindset, you probably remain inactive.
You most likely don’t even bother to try.
Sometimes you set goals so high, there is no place to go but down.
You fall short, become overzealous too quickly, and don’t follow any guidance.
There is a way around all of this.
Here is your guide to prospering with a wealthy, abundance mindset.
Learn how to train your mind to think more abundantly with these 10 key steps.
1 – A good idea is only as good as its action plan.
If you want to be prosperous, you need to have an abundance-mindset action plan.
For some, setting a goal = taking out pen and paper, creating lists and making graphs.
All those things are great in theory.
But planning is only one of the first steps.
Even more important is starting with what’s inside your mind first.
Check out the following graph.
Since your thoughts drive your actions and your actions take you to your destination, it’s important to make sure that your thoughts steer you down the right road – the road to prosperity.
It all starts with HAVING THE RIGHT ATTITUDE.
You need to have the RIGHT attitude of abundance.
It all begins with your mind.
2- Focus on your “what” and “why” first.
You need to know what you are creating and why you want to create it.
Before you can even think about the HOW, you need to be absolutely clear about WHAT YOU WANT and WHY!
Some people get so focused on an arbitrary goal without understanding why they actually want to achieve it and how it fits into their big picture.
What is your ultimate purpose in life?
What drives you to work hard and with passion?
You can tackle the “how” to-do list later.
3 – Don’t lose sight of your “what” and your “why.”
When the going gets tough, you will need to keep your WHAT and WHY in the forefront of your mind.
How does your WHAT and WHY make you feel?
You need to attach emotion to it – does it make you feel passionate, determined, excited?
Focus daily on your “what” and your “why” and attach emotion to all that you are doing. Yes, associate emotion to even the mundane stuff.
Get excited about creating that to-do list, feel exhilarated about the scary unknown, and get inspired so that you can inspire others.
4 – Change your perception – don’t look at a to-do list as a boring, mundane chore.
View it as a piece of your vision.
View it as an exciting challenge that is only making your stronger.
Look upon each task as a step closer to creating a life that you love where all your dreams come true.
5 – Take on keywords.
The same way you would use key words for SEO purposes on your blog or website, apply these keywords to yourself too.
I personally love to choose a word or two for the year that epitomizes my NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS.
This year my words were EMBRACE and FOCUS
For example, I wanted to consciously embrace every opportunity, embrace every moment, focus on what’s truly important and be more intentional and focused with my time and loved ones etc.)
You can choose a few words yourself and use these words to guide your attitude and behavior in life.
Be intentional, be vibrant, be inspiring, or create momentum – it can be anything you want in life!
6 – Pay attention to your thoughts.
If you want to have a mindset of abundance and prosperity,you need to make sure to use positive words.
Remove negative words such as, “I can’t, I don’t know, I’m not…” from your vocabulary.
Once you make a conscious effort to keep these self-sabotaging words out of your thoughts, you will begin to notice a shift.
There will be a shift in your vocabulary too.
You will catch yourself saying things such as, “I wish, I want, and If only” and begin to change those phrases to “When I become, I am going to.”
You will be amazed at how this important shift in your mindset will change your thoughts, change your words, and change your life.
7 – Play the game of opposites – you get to choose your thoughts daily.
If you have a negative thought, turn it into an opposite.
If you are mad, turn that into a positive by acknowledging that feeling as a call to action.
See struggles as an opportunity to gain strength.
It’s time to make drastic changes if your thinking makes you feel not good enough, defeated, pessimistic or unmotivated in life.
Pay attention to your thoughts.
Chances are you have some old dialogue running in the background telling you something is impossible.
When you hear that old dialogue, recreate it to I’m possible.
Check in with your thoughts regularly.
What are you telling yourself daily?
Do you feel other people have it better than you do?
Do you have a woe is me attitude?
Are you your own best friend or do you have your very worst enemy living inside your head?
8 – Pay attention to your words.
The words you speak could dictate your life.
If you spend too much time speaking about woe is me subjects, chances are you will energetically attract more of that into your life.
Speak positively = and more positive things will come to you
Speak negatively = and negative things will just be reinforced in your life.
9 – Pay attention to your feelings.
Your feelings are a guidepost.
If you’re feeling sad, see what you need to do to recreate it into joy.
If you’re feeling angry, think about what you need to do to forgive and let go of that resentment.
Sure, it’s fine to acknowledge your feelings first but don’t get too attached to them or dwell in that pool of negative emotions for too long.
YOUR THOUGHTS impact/influence >
YOUR FEELINGS which impacts/influences >
Your feelings stem from your thoughts and your thoughts alone.
And guess what?
YOU CONTROL YOUR THOUGHTS.
Change your thoughts.
Change your feelings.
10 – Don’t go it alone.
The most successful people have other people holding them accountable for their thoughts.
They are not afraid to be authentic and surround themselves with positive people.
Positive people who lift them up instead of drag them down.
Positive people who encourage them to chase their dreams rather than rip their dreams to shreds.
Look at the people in your social circle and decide whom you need to distance from and whom you need to keep closer to you.
Have you ever seen someone so enthusiastic that you just can’t help but laugh, in spite of your negative thought pattern?
If so, let them go!
Here are some RED FLAGS:
-Does your friend make you question yourself?
-Do they drain you mentally and emotionally?
-Do they make you feel bad about yourself and your life?
-Do they put you down, belittle, shame, discount, control and criticise you?
-Do you feel the need to edit your words around them?
-Does your energy change from positive to negative when you are in their presence?
-Do they blame you for their problems or expect you to save them?
-Do you get far less from the friendship than you invest into it?
-Do they genuinely care about your feelings?
-Do they drag up your past and refuse to think you can be different?
-Do they comment on your smallest flaws or perceived imperfections?
-Do you feel trapped in a vicious cycle that you can’t escape?
-Is it always about THEM – what they think, want and feel while you get tossed in as an afterthought?
Read this post on toxic friends if you aren’t convinced that you need to remove negative people from your life.
Thoughts for Sustaining a Prosperity Mindset
Now that we’ve shined a spotlight on the negative friends you need to get rid of, let’s talk about the negtive thoughts you need to remove too.
Negative words suck!
They sit like a hundred pound boulders on your poor shoulders, day in and day out.
And trust me, it gets heavy carry that sh#t around.
Identify your negative words and replace them with positive action steps such as “I am” statements.
Let’s look at some thoughts that are perfect for creating an abundant mindset, ripe and ready for prosperity.
I have unique gifts and talents.
I am the best version of me I can be.
Success flows effortlessly and lays itself out before me.
I can do anything I put my mind to doing.
I am a creator of prosperity.
Abundance is my birthright.
Each courageous step I take leads me closer to prosperity.
I deserve prosperity.
The more I have the more I can share.
When I follow my passion, prosperity waits for me.
When you recognize your negative thoughts or a mindset of lack, STOP YOURSELF IMMEDIATELY.
You need to immediately take the appropriate action steps to replace the negative thoughts with positive “I-can-do-it” thoughts.
You need to actually retrain your brain to drive you straight towards prosperity and wealth.
In short, your goal is to reroute your path in life, as this will consequently change your final destination.
IN A NUTSHELL: Creating the Mindset of Prosperity
Keep identifying those old negative thought patterns as they come to you.
The more quickly you catch yourself, the more aware you become.
The more aware you become, the more you can smile to yourself and think, “I’ve got this.”
Keep pushing the negative thoughts out by replacing them with the positive corrective action steps.
It’s that simple.
The more you practice this, the more it will become a habit and eventually it will become second nature.
You will have put your wealthy mindset on cruise control and you will automatically do it with little or any effort.
Replace those negative mindsets with successful mantras and then shine a light on “who” you are in the moment.
If you are focusing on lack and being stingy with money, chances are high that there won’t be room for anything more.
So nip that attitude and behavior immediately in the bud.
Look at how you are behaving on a daily basis and replace any negative behavior as soon as it becomes evident to you.
When you are feeling grateful for what you do have, you don’t have to worry so much about what you don’t have.
Knowing that you are already fulfilled and prosperity is yours every day is a great way of staying in the moment of gratitude.
You can grab our free gratitude journal > here <.
MORE TIPS TO AN ABUNDANCE MINDSET
Be bold and courageous
Every day you need to step outside of your comfort zone in the smallest of ways.
Do you want prosperity?
Well, you are going to have to get out there and get it.
Even if you feel scared…feel the fear and do it anyway.
Be excited ahead of time for all the great and prosperous events you have coming your way.
You will be astonished by how this attitude of joy and positivity will provide a life of prosperity for you.
Be exhilarated and feel alive
Remember how you felt before you took a daring leap of faith or even before getting on that roller coaster?
Be that way every day to create a mindset of prosperity.
Each moment you live in a prosperous moment is a moment closer to living a long life of prosperity.
Get other people excited about life and living and you will see your relationships prosper as well.
Would a life of prosperity come from a scarcity mindset?
Absolutely not, it would come from a joyful mindset.
Change your mindset.
Change your life.
Bring others on board your prosperity train.
When you are enthusiastic, you become contagious.
Notice colors, sounds, sights and be vibrant.
Your vibrancy will attract more of the same.
How to Reset Your Mindset
Now it’s time to kick your insecure, anxious ego to the curb.
No more worrying about what other people will think.
No more worrying about what other people have or how they compare to you.
Focus on your gifts, your dreams and your amazing future life, without fear BUT TRUST INSTEAD.
It’s time to think outside of the box.
Let’s now explore how to recreate your thoughts and view them differently.
Imagine taking your thoughts out of your head and examining them in a new light.
Rather than getting overwhelmed by all the crazy thoughts running through your head, I want to highlight that ones that are HOLDING YOU BACK.
So what is it – what is honestly holding you back?
Fear of failure?
Fear of success?
Lack of direction?
Other people’s opinions?
What lies do you keep telling yourself?
What thoughts are HURTING you instead of helping you?
Don’t associate failure with quitting or giving up.
Associate it instead with learning how to do things better and better every time.
If you want to have a mindset of prosperity then there is no room for feeling you are a failure; only a mindset of “well that didn’t work, let’s check out what does.”
Making mistakes is a natural part of learning.
Don’t beat yourself up about mistakes.
Remind yourself that mistakes are opportunities to learn and stepping-stones to greater prosperity.
Keep telling yourself that BECAUSE IT’S THE TRUTH!
You don’t have to be perfect; you just need to be in action.
Someone with a growth mindset can bounce away from thoughts of imperfection rather quickly.
As long as you know you are human, then you know that life and you are not perfect.
Don’t even waste one minute of your life trying to be perfect.
Or being upset that you are far from perfect.
You are instead PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.
As long as you are in action, you will prosper.
Highlight your abilities, gifts, and talents
In order to change your mindset, you need to move away from a mindset that focuses on what you cannot do.
Instead focus on what you can and will do.
Minimize your weaknesses and maximise your strengths instead.
If procrastination is your weakness ask yourself these questions:
Is procrastination stopping you from prosperity?
What can you do differently?
Get an accountability partner.
When you feel you need to procrastinate, reach out and ask someone to guide you back to the task at hand.
Maybe you could give yourself a 15-minute break to daydream and that will reset your brain.
Recreate your weaknesses but don’t magnify them.
Breakthrough barriers by looking at them as fun, exciting, and exhilarating challenges
You can choose your perception at any time.
Is something standing in your way?
Rather than go into woe is me mode, try taking it on as a challenge that is exciting, fun, and – okay – a little scary too.
But do it scared. Feel the fear and do it anyway.
Get out of your head and into your goals.
If you want to feel bad, go ahead but don’t stay inside that feeling for too long.
You need to brush it off and push it aside and keeping putting one foot in front of the other.
Prosperity doesn’t come to those who feel sorry for themselves or those who quit.
You need to move your “want-to-do list” higher than your “need to do list.”
I mean seriously you put household chores and grocery items on your to-do list.
What about your PERSONAL “want-to-do” items?
Where are they?
Are you making the time to achieve those?
If not, NOW is the time.
If you want a prosperous life, you must include the things you love that bring you joy.
Prosperity comes from adding things into your life that bring you joy in the first place.
If you have a mindset of joy, lack will not follow – prosperity will.
Visualize your prosperous, abundant life, whatever that means to you.
Keep reminding yourself it is possible.
BECAUSE IT IS POSSIBLE.
Give yourself time to daydream and do it by visualizing what makes your heart sing.
Ask Pertinent Questions of Yourself
Tell the truth.
You love your family and children so much you want them to prosper, right?
You spend time all day long asking your kids questions and moving them higher and closer to their goals.
You don’t ask them questions that make them feel bad.
You probably make them think in order to raise them to their higher selves.
What about yourself?
Do you ask yourself pertinent questions?
If not, here’s a chance to move closer to prosperity with these top questions.
Is this my highest potential?
When you ask yourself if this is my highest potential, you create a space to think anew.
What if you expanded yourself a little more each day?
How would that show up in your life?
Imagine going a little further each day and waking up to the realization you are in flow and are achieving prosperity daily.
Where can I stretch myself?
Look at which areas in your life are perfectly in balance and which areas are out of balance.
Where can you stretch?
Can you do it at work, at home, or in your personal goals?
Tell one on yourself and go the extra mile.
Where can I challenge myself and have it show up as exhilarating?
Where can you take on a challenge and have it show up as exciting and not frightening?
Once you understand that you can change your perception to take on new challenges and view them positively, you will find abundance of prosperity being born inside your mind.
Does this make a difference to others?
Ask yourself where the value is for other people in what you do.
Are you a life coach?
Are you a writer?
Do you sell products or services that would make a difference in someone’s life?
Once you see the value in making a difference to others, prosperity will come knocking at your door.
If I had a deadline would I amp up my game?
When it comes to personal goals that lead to prosperity, let’s be honest, we don’t always take it seriously.
What if you were to attach deadlines to our goals though?
Think of it as something on your to-do list that has to get done otherwise a negative impact will occur.
You will be holding abundance at bay if you don’t take action.
Does this spark interest in others and does it catch fire?
Are you excited about what you are taking on in life and does it spark interest in other people?
If so, why not keep the spark going until it becomes a full-fledged flame.
Am I being enthusiastic enough?
If you are ho-hum about your goals, your goals will be ho-hum for you.
Prosperity doesn’t follow a ho-hum, blase attitude.
It follows enthusiasm like a match to wood.
Are others inspired by my path?
Are you inspired by what you do?
Do your natural gifts and talents inspire you?
What about others – are they inspired by you?
When you blaze a trail of inspiration, prosperity will become part of who you are and what you give.
Are others feeling enthusiastic along with me?
Are other people motivated and enthusiastic along with you?
Once you take on enthusiasm as a way of being, others will follow suit.
Anytime enthusiasm is involved, success, abundance, and prosperity follow behind shortly thereafter.
Am I willing to go through the transformation necessary to create a wealthy mindset?
This is a GREAT question.
Ask yourself daily if you are willing to take the steps and do the work for the result of prosperity and abundance.
Am I willing to give up my old stories of lack and deprivation?
How badly do you want prosperity versus wanting to hold on to your old stories and patterns?
Are you willing to embrace the work necessary to get to the other side?
Are you willing to take responsibility for your life to be more prosperous?
Are you ready to stop blaming people and circumstances and willing to take responsibility?
Do I know how to say no?
Learn how to say no.
When you first begin, it may feel hard, but it does get easier over time.
Do you know how to delegate in order to create a wealthy mindset?
If you are doing it all, then nothing is getting done wholly.
Learn how to delegate in order to make room for abundance.
Will I take on goals that are more meaningful?
Are your goals impactful enough?
Look and see if you can amp them up.
Are you willing to work to transform your brain?
Are you willing to look at your old patterns and belief around prosperity and admit that some of them did not work for you?
Do you fully understand the power you have to rewire your brain for prosperity?
Do you have a good grasp on how powerful your mind is in creating a life of prosperity?
Can you fully focus your energy and create emotional engagement with prosperity as a way of life now?
Can you have a relationship with prosperity without feeling guilty?
Are you willing to feed your mind healthy foods that give it energy?
Will you take responsibility for eating healthy, energy foods, and staying hydrated in order to be at your optimum levels?
Are you willing to feed your mind with positive books, thoughts, and people?
What are you feeding your mind right now?
Finally, how can you move from an attitude of feeling “not good enough” to abundance and prosperity?
People who procrastinate often do so because of feelings of not being good enough.
Are you willing to throw that notion away?
You have done some amazing things in your life.
Are you recording your achievements no matter how big or how small?
Are you ready to take on the mindset of abundance and prosperity?
Are you ready to walk the walk and talk the talk?
Of course you are and how exciting is that!
You are enough and have ALWAYS being enough.
When you change your thoughts, create new ways of being, and ask yourself the tough questions, you rewire your brain from one of lack to one of ultimate prosperity and wealth.
Change your mind.
Change your life today.