Finding time to live fully engaged puts you in the flow. You’ll see new possibilities materialize as if by magic. It’s delightful! And it’s good for you, too.
Working from an abundance mentality promotes your well-being, sparks creativity and enriches your relationships. You feel spacious. And life feels like a welcoming adventure
But have you noticed how easy it is to fall into a scarcity mentality? Scarcity thinking ties you up in knots, and it sours your perspective. Worst of all, it’s so common that you may not even realize you’re ensnared in its vicious cycle.
Are YOU caught in a scarcity trap without even knowing it? Here’s a quick quiz to find out:
Quiz: Abundance or Scarcity Mentality?
1. T F I feel under pressure as soon as I wake up.
2. T F At bedtime, I’m frustrated by what I didn’t accomplish.
3. T F I dread looking at my To Do list.
How often would you answer “True” to these statements? Would it be sometimes, or even often? Well, the good news is that you can dramatically improve your outlook, and boost your energy and productivity. The key is to focus directly on your scarcity mentality and learn how to overcome it.
Today I’d like to share what I’ve found to be the best way to START breaking free from this mind-numbing trap.
And it may sound like a paradox … The very first thing you must do to generate abundance is to ACCEPT … deep inside your core … that TIME IS LIMITED.
How can this be? Why would your making abundant time choices start with FULLY ACCEPTING that time is finite?
Well, think of it … It is SO tempting to try to squeeze just a little more into your day than you can comfortably fit. And that keeps you stuck on the treadmill, chasing after opportunities that always beckon just out of reach.
To use another analogy, if you try to stick your feet in shoes that are a size too small, they will feel cramped and chafed as soon as you start walking!
What a deceptive illusion it is to act as if there are more than 24 hours in a day! When you subscribe to this, you’re disappointed daily, and overextended, too.
So make plans that are a good fit to your day by EMBRACING the reality of finite time! The more fully you accept that you can’t stretch time, the less you will try to squeeze more in and create “time blisters.”
Notice how much easier it becomes to move through your day.
Once you’ve accepted that time is finite, what do you do with those OTHER plans that you no longer try to squeeze in?© Copyright 2010 Paula Eder, Ph.D.