When we are abundance thinkers, we think about what is possible, why things will work, how we can make them work, and what we need to do to make them work. We are open minded when we review opportunities when they are presented to us. And if and when we get involved, we take personal responsibility for making them work. Scarcity thinkers think about the downside while abundance thinkers think about the upside.

What you think about comes about. The way we see opportunity is what we will achieve. We see everything, good, bad, and meaningless, through the lens of our own perception. So a parasite will always have a sense of entitlement and expect to get “something for nothing,” or to get bailed out, helped out, rescued and forgiven, even though he doesn’t deserve it or earn it.

A negative cynic is usually so skeptical that everything looks like a scam to him, he believes everyone is trying to rip him off, and he insults one’s integrity with his inferences until one avoids him. A loser loses because of the way he thinks. Jim Rohn said we should work more on ourselves than we do on our businesses. Change the lens, and everything changes.

What you accomplish is a DIRECT result of the way you perceive life, other people, your options and responsibilities, your opportunities, and the threats and challenges we all face. Look at your own track record and you will see this in action. We get what we expect. To change the outcomes in our lives, we need to change out INPUT. And we can all change if we really want to.

Henry David Thoreau: “As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

Create a program, audio or visual, to help you change what you think and how you think. Associate only with others whose results you wish to emulate. The Buddha said, “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.”

My favourite slogan is from Paul J. Meyer: “ Whatever you vividly imagine, ardently desire, sincerely believe, and enthusiastically act upon, must inevitably come to pass.” Our only limitations are chosen and self imposed.

Robin Elliott LeverageAdvantage.com