Abundance Thinking says we can both win. Your light can shine, and so can mine. And in the process, the overall light shines brighter. The more freely I give and share, the better off we both are. It says there’s an abundance of fulfillment, meaning, and purpose available that we can all share in. Abundance Thinking is about doing a favor for someone or lending a helping hand without an expectation that that person will do something for you; you give for the sake of giving. Abundance Thinking is based in trust, faith, and ultimately love.
Scarcity Thinking says if you win, then I lose. Or, if I win, you lose. There’s a limit to how much fulfillment, meaning, and purpose exists in the world, and if you’re getting more of it, then I’m getting less of it. Or if I’m getting more of it, then you’re getting less of it. Scarcity Thinking is about keeping score, viewing life and relationships as transactional, and only doing favors for others when you know they’ll do something for you in return. Scarcity Thinking is based in insecurity, doubt, and ultimately fear.
I’m naturally drawn to people who live their lives rooted in Abundance Thinking.
Which sounds more like you?