The big life only happens in people who believe it can happen in them.
Henry Ford’s famous quote is true.
“Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”
Sadly, many believe the die has been cast concerning their future. They believe deeply that the level they have lived up till this point is all they will ever know. It is as if they believe the gods tattooed on their backside words like average, ordinary or mediocre and it has been there since their birth. Nothing changes for them. They think they are stuck, and guess what? They are stuck.
How you see the world has a lot to do with whether you stay stuck or begin to live the bigger life available to you. For many, the problem is a scarcity mindset. They think there is only a certain number of people allowed to live extraordinary lives. And, they don’t see themselves on that list. People actually resent others living large because they think that somehow shrinks the potential still available to them. This thinking is called a zero-sum game.
A zero-sum game is a mathematical representation of a situation in which each participant’s gain or loss is exactly balanced by the losses or gains of the other participants. This makes sense in a closed system where nothing is growing. But, we live in a universe that is growing exponentially. You living large doesn’t make me living large any less likely. It is all in our minds. I can genuinely want others to do well and succeed. And, because I don’t have a scarcity mindset, your success doesn’t negatively impact me at all. It excites me because I do not believe opportunities are shrinking. I believe they are growing more and more each day.
Practice ruthlessly eliminating a scarcity mindset. Change your thinking. Change who you are hanging out with. Change your habits. Do whatever it takes to live with an abundance mentality. It is a key in truly big living.