22 Aug Some great tips for anyone who’d like to build more resilience this weekend
via Inc.com by Julian Hayes II
Simply, it’s because operating in a state of abundance leads to a growth mindset. While operating in a state of scarcity leads to a fixed mindset that places invisible ceilings on your potential.
Abundance, as Stephen Covey describes it in his classic book The Seven Principles of Highly Effective People, is something that:
Flows out of a deep inner sense of personal worth and security. It is the paradigm that there is plenty out there and enough to spare for everybody. It results in sharing of prestige, of recognition, of profits, of decision making. It opens possibilities, options, alternatives, and creativity.
When it comes to scarcity, Covey states:
Most people are deeply scripted in what I call Scarcity Mentality. They see life as having only so much, as though there were only one pie out there. And if someone were to get a big piece of the pie, it would mean less for everybody else. The Scarcity Mentality is the zero-sum paradigm of life.
When it comes to developing confidence and building more resiliency, approaching life with an abundance mentality is essential. When you’re looking to adopt this mentality, it starts with these four critical factors:
1. Look for the silver lining in every situation.
Each day you wake up, something will happen not according to plan, someone will tempt you emotionally and will likely try to steal your joy.
There’s nothing you can do about this.
While you can’t control the people or situations around you, you can control your response. More importantly, you can choose to extract the positive out of the situation and use that to grow as a person.
Situations, games, business quarters, health, and many other facets of your life won’t roll in your favor 100 percent of the time, but even then, there’s always a silver lining to the situation (even if it’s marginal).
Choose optimism, search for the silver lining, and remember that all things contribute to your advancement…
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