It was before 6am that Spring morning and immediately on waking I felt a familiar disquiet in my body.
Feelings like this are not always quick to identify themselves but I took a moment to let it surface - to allow the feeling a voice.
It was a sort of fear, for sure, but I wanted to be specific. Then it came to me - I realised this uneasy feeling could be summed up with the phrase
A belief of this kind can cause all kinds of morbid results. These results don’t remain inside our heads, they manifest themselves in 1001 ways in our actions .
Anyone going around with a belief like this in their mind - whether conscious or unconscious makes little difference - will invariably drain inner resources to compensate for this perceived lack.
The lack doesn’t have to be real - not at all. It just needs to be believed to be real.
There’s Never Enough
A feeling of lack is a reflection of a deeper limited understanding of life that we could call ‘poverty thinking’.
Somebody might say, “There's just not enough time,” or, more specifically, “I just do not have enough time.”
How does it feel when you hear that? How does it feel when you say that to yourself?
What we tend to find is that when someone complains about a lack of finances, they almost always see lack in many, if not every, other area of life.
The way you see one thing is the way you see everything - not because of what it is, but because it’s you who are projecting the judgement upon the thing.
I'm not saying we should be unrealistic in our assessments of available resources, what I am saying is that we very often default to negative statements about our situation that are at least pessimistic - and at worst simply untrue. To be plain, let’s call these ‘lies’.
We tell ourselves lies all the time and we fail to challenge our own thinking. We have erected bars at the windows and doors of our own cell and probably find ourselves polishing them daily - whenever they come into view
This is nuts isn't it?
And yet if we're honest would have to admit that these sorts of phrases regularly echo through our minds.
I do not have enough money
I do not have enough space
I do not have enough days of holiday
I do not have enough connections
In stating these things it's important to realise that it is not so much the words themselves that matter but the feeling that comes with your chosen words
The feeling you have in your body will be your clearest indicator of what the statement that you've identified actually means to you.
So, understanding that it is the meaning that counts and learn to recognise the signs of poverty thinking. Then you can consciously choose more empowering phrases. Simply swap the disempowering phrases for ones that give you hope, boost your confidence and steer you into positive action.
It's it now time to choose to simply
kill to poverty mindset and choose an Abundance Mindset today - and every day.
BLOG Author: Pad
Pad is a Trusted Advisor to Business Leaders, performers and Entrepreneurs around the globe, teaching heart-centred principles of success and achievement.