(by Chutisa and Steven Bowman)[dropcap]N[/dropcap]othing can take over your entire life as much as a scarcity mindset affecting you emotionally, mentally, physically and energetically. It triggers your whole energetic system so you are in misalignment with what is possible for you to create in your life.
People who have a scarcity mindset have attitudes, feelings and values associated with lack or the fear of lack. This scarcity mindset encourages fear and worry – the fear of making mistakes, the fear of being wrong, the fear of insufficiency, the fear of missing out. It is not easy for people to think differently when they are convinced that there is not enough to go around. They assume that their reality of lack and scarcity is true. Nothing could be further from the actual truth.
Getting out of the scarcity paradigm!
So, how do you know whether you are trapped in the scarcity paradigm?
When the scarcity frame of mind is deeply entrenched into the way you view yourself and the world around you, it can sabotage your efforts to change and to choose differently. The bottom line is that the scarcity mindset can activate desperate fear of being wrong about a change.
You are trapped in the scarcity paradigm if:
- You find yourself going through the day saying, “There isn’t enough of this,” and “I don’t have enough of that.”
- Your judgments, outlook, and viewpoints are governed by the fear of not having enough money.
- You stay in a career that you hate for fear of not being able to get another job.
- You are fearful of losing what you have.
- You are driven in an endless and unfulfilling pursuit of more money, resources, and assets.
- You have a hard time being genuinely happy for the success of other people.
If you check off even one of these statements, then you are under the spell of a scarcity mindset. We have discovered, over decades of working in this area, that more than anything else, people are held back from being prosperous and successful by their viewpoints about money, prosperity, and abundance. Their viewpoints about money impose severe limitations on the prosperity they can experience creating for themselves a scarcity paradigm.[span3]Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? Are you aware that your consciousness determines whether you will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life of abundance and wealth?[/span3]
Are you aware that you attract money, wealth, people, events, and circumstances to your life, not by what you do or have, but by who you are? Are you aware that your consciousness determines whether you will struggle in frustration or live an extraordinary life of abundance and wealth?
Practical Process: Become aware that most of us buy into the lies and limitations of scarcity. To access that truthful experience of enough, you have to be willing to relinquish, destroy, and uncreate a lifetime of lies and myths about scarcity. Instead of tormenting yourself about money or choosing a poor quality of life, begin to acknowledge that your apprehensions, uneasiness, and misery about money are not real. When you are able to perceive that they are not real, you will no longer buy into them, and you won’t create your life based on what is not real or true.
The good news is that you can choose to cultivate and expand your consciousness to create success and abundance. This is what we call prosperity consciousness. Prosperity consciousness is not an extraordinary privilege or a special treat that is only bestowed to some people and not to others. It is a knowable and attainable state of beingness that is available to everyone, if they choose to claim, own, and acknowledge it.
Meet the Authors: Chutisa and Steven Bowman are global advisors to CEOs and Boards on strategy, risk, governance, leadership and culture. Visit www.nomorebusinessasusual.com