A quick glance at the news these days, whether it be on the radio, TV or in the newspapers, and it is clear to see that our society at large has what I call a “lack” mentality, or a “scarcity” mentality.
That is, our focus is continually being drawn to what we don’t have, or what we lack in some way, shape or form.
If you doubt this, just consider the stories which are making the news right now… The collapse of the sub-prime lending market globally, and the resulting credit squeeze in the UK. The stagnation in the housing market, with repossessions at an all time high. Wage demands in both public and private sectors being quashed and relative earnings declining as oil, gas and basic food commodity prices hit double digit growth. Jobs under threat as companies struggle to survive the economic downturn, and early retirees forced back into the workplace due to inadequate pension provisions.
But we were not born to be like this, or even to think like this. We were born with an abundance mentality – secure in the knowledge that we live in an abundant universe in which there is more than enough to go around, and where it is natural for us to achieve anything and everything we could wish for.
But somewhere along the way many of us lose this inborn feeling of security and we start to focus on all the things we don’t have; all the things we lack, rather than the happy positive thoughts about the things we desire and believe we deserve. If “lack” mentality has crept into your thought processes in any way as you have progressed through your life, then I challenge you to break your state right now, and consider the possibility that you can live your life a different way.
Here is a simple, but very effective Life Coaching exercises for you to try called “Count your blessings”…
Each day before you become embroiled in the hectic business of daily life, take a few moments to mentally list and acknowledge the things in your life which bring you joy and for which you are truly grateful. The relationships you have with loved ones, for example, your fulfilling career, or your radiant health – whatever is appropriate for you, simply spend a few moments enjoying the gifts you have, rather than lamenting the things you don’t.
And before you go to sleep each night, reflect on the day just gone and mentally replay all the good things that happened during the day, which brought you happiness and caused you to feel good about yourself and your life.
Remember, only YOU have the power to decide what you fill your mind with, and how you direct your thoughts…
Personal Life Coach