Thankfully, through regular reflection, I was able to spot this trend in my self talk early and could explore options to change things. There are 3 tactics which I have used to move from scarcity to abundance which I will share with you today. It is my sense that it is far from just being me that has battled this so I hope it proves useful for you too.
1. Acceptance. It is a certainty in life that, no matter how successful you are, there will always be others that have done more. There will always be someone in better shape, with a bigger house and with more money in the bank. Now you can do battle with this reality and live in a state of constant frustration or you can shrug your shoulders, accept the fact, and instead focus on being a better you. True success comes from reaching your potential and being happy with that, not from endlessly competing for an arbitrary title of being the most of something.
2. Presence. If you are constantly projecting forwards or rewinding back then you will get caught in comparison and induce a state of scarcity. if you can live in the moment, surrounding yourself with everything you are experiencing at that exact time then you will be in abundance. Practice mindfulness and catch your mind when it starts leaving the moment you are in.
3. Gratitude. This is the big one when it comes to abundance. Listen to any truly happy person and you will pick up on the gratitude that they live their life with. The fact is that if you have the basic conveniences of life in terms of water, heating, housing etc. then you are in the top 1% of the world's population in terms of wealth. Even on our worst days we are infinitely luckier than the vast majority of our fellow humans. We need to connect with this fact. Start or end each day by writing down 3 things that you are grateful for. These could be big things such as family or little such as a decent sunrise. By practicing daily you will soon start to re-orientate your attention to what you have as opposed to what you don't.
If you ever find yourself in a state of scarcity, apply these 3 tips, to help get back to abundance.