I’ve never lived in poverty, though when I was a full-time musician in my early twenties I would celebrate having $15 in my account after monthly bills were paid. (It’s steak dinner time! Well, cheap steak dinner, anyway.) Still, I realized recently that for much of my life I’ve held the belief that I was only a few mistakes away from losing everything, and that it was more important to protect what I have than to focus on what is possible.
A scarcity mindset invades every area of life, and when I’m more concerned with protecting I might lose my ability to recognize opportunities, or I refuse to act on them because of what could be lost. I refuse to subscribe to a scarcity mindset any longer.
As an entrepreneur, this lie is always on the prowl. It can cause me to shrink back from spending money to invest in my businesses or to skimp and cut corners, which affects the long-term viability of the business. You must be careful to weed this lie out of your life.
Where in your life do you have a mindset of scarcity rather than possibility?
Embrace possibility. Don’t believe the lie of scarcity. There is abundant opportunity for you.
Question: Where in your life do you have a mindset of scarcity rather than possibility?