During challenging times it can be extremely difficult to maintain a positive mental focus. Perhaps you have wrestled with this yourself. At those times when all your resources seem to be evaporating, do you find it difficult to focus on abundance?
Consciously and consistently moving your focus away from lack and scarcity is one of the most effective things you can do to cultivate a mindset of abundance. The problem is, many people are unconsciously focusing on scarcity without even realizing it!
Is your focus on abundance or scarcity?
How do you know if you are focused on scarcity instead of abundance? Start by doing a little self evaluation. Is it your natural tendency to notice your blessings or do you think more about what you don’t have (lack)? When it comes to money, do you find yourself worrying about how the bills will be paid or feeling grateful for the roof over your head?
Do you ever catch yourself feeling envious or jealous of those who seem to have more than you have, or are you happy for abundance? Asking yourself questions like these can quickly expose the nature of your focus.
Challenging times do not call for negative focus
If you are currently in the middle of a challenging situation, you may be thinking: “Well of course I’m focused on scarcity, that’s my reality right now. How can I possibly think of anything else, especially abundance?”
In that case, I know how difficult this suggestion is going to sound, but bear with me a moment. The fact remains that you will be unable to attract abundance into your life until you learn to turn your focus away from lack and scarcity. Remember, what you focus on expands.
Take inventory of your dominate thoughts
It’s vital that you begin focusing on some facet of abundance in order to maintain a positive mindset. There are many ways to do this, but being aware of your focus is the place to start. Start paying closer attention to the general direction of your thoughts and emotions regarding money, health, and relationships.
How often do you catch yourself worrying, or feeling frustrated or fearful about money and bills? Do you ever feel jealous, angry or resentful toward people who seem to have the kind of life that you want? Once you start noticing these emotional responses within yourself, then you can begin to turn them around deliberately.
Replace worry and fear with feelings of abundance
Let’s say you just caught yourself worrying whether you will have enough money to pay the bills that are due next week. The moment you become aware of this focus, you can choose to turn it around. Say to yourself, “I no longer need to worry about money. I always have more than enough money to cover everything I need.”
At first you may feel like you are lying to yourself because you know you are broke. But even if you don’t believe the words you are saying, allow yourself to entertain the concept of having an abundance. Get your feelings involved by thinking about how wonderful it is to have all you need and more. Hold this feeling as often as you can, especially when worry or fear enter your mind.
The power of focus
Why should you focus on abundance that doesn‘t exist yet? Because the actions you take, and your confidence in your own ability to produce your intended result are affected by your focus. Additionally, your new attitude will also affect how others respond to you.
Please, do not mislead yourself into thinking that focus alone will change your situation. The power of focus must be expressed in actions for any real change to take place. You must take action! However, with your new abundance mindset you will be motivated to take action that supports abundance rather than acting out of desperation.
Now is the time to focus on abundance
Many people have suffered huge setbacks during recent economic changes. A lot of relationships have become strained under the weight of financial uncertainty. In the face of such challenges it’s easy to start feeling desperate, but that will only make things worse.
Manifesting a mindset of abundance can empower you with a renewed sense of optimism and confidence. In turn, you will feel more resourceful and proactive. This shift in mindset will change the way you respond to your environment, and the way it responds to you. So, regardless of your current circumstances, now is always the perfect time to focus on abundance.
Where does your focus go during challenging times? Do you think focusing on abundance can change anything?
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