What Type of Thinker are You?

December 28th, 2014

In my opinion there are two kinds of thinking: Abundance Thinking and Scarcity Thinking.

One leads to success, happiness and fulfillment, while the other leads to anxiety, fear, failure and discontent.

If you look behind the outcomes—in any area of life—you will see specific actions that caused them to happen. But if you look beyond the actions, you will see the thoughts created reality.

So, which type of thinker are you? Perhaps now is time to do some honest self-evaluation as 2015 is right around the corner.

First, consider my eight characteristics of what I call abundance thinkers.

1.They believe there is always more where that came from.
2.They are happy to share their knowledge, contacts, and compassion with others.
3.They default to trust and build rapport easily.
4.They welcome competition, believing it makes the pie bigger and them better.
5.They ask themselves, How can I give more than is expected?
6.They are optimistic about the future and the best is yet to come.
7.They think big, embracing risk.
8.They are considerate and confident.

Now, consider the eight characteristics of scarcity thinkers.

1.They believe there will never be enough.
2.They are selfish with their knowledge, contacts, and compassion.
3.They default to suspicion and find it difficult to build rapport.
4.They dislike competition, believing it makes the pie smaller and them inferior.
5.They ask themselves, How can I get by with less than is expected?
6.They are pessimistic about the future, believing that tough times are always ahead.
7.They think small, evade risk.
8.They feel entitled and fearful.

So which one are you….? If you change your thinking, you will change your actions. If you change your actions, you will change your outcomes. And if you change your outcomes, you will change your life. It is that simple.

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