Are you threatened by challenges or invigorated by them? Your answer may determine whether you have an abundance or a poverty mindset. In this episode, we talk about how to cultivate a mindset of abundance.
This week’s Inspire Me quote is from Winston Churchill:
“The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees opportunity in every difficulty.”
In this episode, Leary and Armin talk about what an abundance mindset is, how to know if you have one or not, and its benefits. They offer several suggestions on how to grow an abundance mindset:
- Affirm that what you have is enough.
- Get with others who will inspire you in your vision and the value of it.
- Be a cheerleader or a spotlight for someone else.
Quotes from the show:
- “An abundance mindset is a bias, or a choice you might have, to see an opportunity and growth rather than scarcity and loss—especially when confronting challenges.” —Leary
- “An abundance mindset… is more about seeing yourself as someone who has something valuable to offer to the world.” —Leary
- “We don’t have an abundant mindset that comes from us. It comes from another source—the source where True Abundance comes from. That’s really what God does: He provides all that we need in order to do the next act of obedience.” —Leary
- “I have all that I need to do the next thing.” —Leary
- “An abundance mindset helps us have less stress and anxiety. When we are able to see the world as someplace that has more than enough for [us], we have a way of just letting go of the anxiety of needing to get more.” —Leary
- “In an abundance mindset, you see competitors as having value. They can validate a market.” —Leary
- “The risk is always worth it.” —Armin
- “How often do we shut down other people and relationship with them because we feel threatened by them? All that does—that threat—is just creating stress of us. Get rid of that stress!” —Leary
- “It’s this win-lose kind of thinking that’s evidence of a poverty mindset.” —Leary
- “You can’t afford not to [invest in others].” —Armin
This week’s Challenge Me:
Take on one of the steps Leary and Armin suggest or leave one of your own in the comments below.
What do you think of this topic and episode? Share your comments or questions below.
Resources mentioned in or related to this podcast episode:
- Reinventure Me’s Poverty/Abundance Mindset Assessment.
- Episode 4, “How your mindset affects your next great beginning.”
- Episode 112, “Can drive and contentment coexist?“
- Carol Dweck’s book, Mindset.
- Leary Gates’ review of Mindset.