If you read or listen to the news you hear all kinds of reasons to limit yourself. As people and cultures we tend to impose limits on ourselves and subsequently our thinking. It’s important that we push through those imposed limitations. If we don’t we will have a scarcity mentality of the world. If we see resources and opportunities as scarce they will become limited in our minds and actions.
If we look to nature to see things like a sunset we will notice that things can be abundant. There’s no limit to how many people can enjoy the beauty and splendor. If we look at life in general that way we will start to see that opportunity is everywhere. Life doesn’t have to be a zero-sum game. We can collaborate and turn 1+1 into 3, 5, or 5,000.
Opportunity is everywhere, you just have to be on the lookout. Just like a sunset will fade into the horizon, opportunity has an expiration. Hustle is a critical factor. When you apply hustle to an abundant mentality the world is at your fingertips.
There’s no shortcut to success as it requires consistent action in a focused direction over time. When we mix an abundant mentality with the hustle for achievement with the diligence of hard work success always follows. You can still achieve some success without all three together, it just won’t be as much success and it won’t be as fulfilling.
When you have a scarcity mentality you will pass right by opportunity that could have helped accelerate your efforts. You need to keep an open mind to find a better way to move in your direction. That’s how real leaps of achievement are made. When we try to do it all ourselves or think that we need to take from someone else to get what we want, the pace is slow and painful.
Once we see the world abundantly we can see help and collaboration everywhere. We start connecting dots that would otherwise seem random. Your mind is open to possibilities of a better way and you magically find better ways to move faster and more effectively.
Abundance is a mindset. It can provide wonderful opportunities to those who choose to embrace it. Once you embrace the mindset you need to add hustle and diligence for real results. I think it was Tony Robbins who said something to the effect of “We overestimate what we can do in the short term and vastly underestimate what we can achieve in the long term.”
Think abundantly and work hard. You too will achieve great things.