abundance: part 1 of 4
a couple weeks ago i told the story of a parking thief in west LA. essentially, he swooped in and grabbed a spot from the person about to pull in. his lame behavior was the epitome of the scarcity mentality. since he thought that space was the last one available, he had no choice but to react selfishly.
infinitely empowering, the abundance mentality is the opposite viewpoint. coined by Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, the “abundance mindset/mentality” is the belief there are enough resources for everyone.
since there’s no lack, competing, stealing, and hoarding become pointless. you can afford to share and be happy about others’ successes because there’s also room for your wellbeing and achievements.
here’s how the thief would have responded if he put his faith and trust in abundance:
since nature hates a vacuum, a new spot is bound to open up sooner rather than later. it’s only a matter of time.
doesn’t that sound lighter and more pleasant? abundance is revolutionary and the most potent, portable tool you’ll ever use. luckily, there are simple and effective ways to cultivate it.
over the next three days, i’ll share them along with examples of how i use it.