I used to think that wanting abundance was a bad thing. I don’t think I’m alone. I think many of us have grown up being taught that we shouldn’t want it all. We shouldn’t want more than we need because there are others out there who don’t even get the bare minimum of what they need. But, the fact is that increasing abundance is good for you and the world around you. It makes life better, and it gives you the ability to help other people have a better life too. It’s not a bad thing. It’s something that we should all be striving for.
Abundance simply means a large quantity of something. While financial abundance is most talked about, you can have abundance in life without having a ton of money. You can have abundance in your spirituality, health, relationships, and happiness. You can feel like you have more than you need in any or all of those areas. It all depends on what makes you feel most abundant in life.
Sounds good, right? But, how do you increase the abundance in your life? How do you move past the plateau of where you are and get more of everything you want?
I’ve learned that it’s really not that hard. It just takes a change in mindset and a little work. Following are 5 big tips for increasing your abundance that you can start working on today.
1. Get Rid Of The Doubt Around Abundance
When it comes to increasing abundance, this is really important! If you doubt that you can be more abundant, in any area of your life, it will affect your ability to do what you need to do to become more abundant in every area of your life.
For instance, if you don’t think that you can make more money because you are working at a job where you can’t increase your pay, then you are not going to look for different ways to increase your income and experience more financial abundance in your life. That will take a hit on your self-worth, and that will affect your ability to get abundance in health, relationships, and every area of your life.
Doubt comes from the influences and experiences you have had in your life. Your parents may not believe that true love is real, for example, so you doubt that it is real too and limit yourself when it comes to love. Or, maybe you’ve tried to make more money but failed at doing so, and now you doubt that it is even possible to make more money.
Doubt also comes from calculating reality based on what you think you know. For example, if you think that someone in your job can only make a certain amount of money per year, then you are crunching what you think are real numbers for yourself, and that can confirm your doubt. You need to forget what makes sense. You have to be willing to believe that reality is flexible depending on what you are willing to do.
Once you get rid of the doubt that you can have abundance, you will open up your awareness and find ways to increase it. You’ll stop letting your doubts keep you from seeing what is possible.
I suggest looking around and seeing how much abundance there really is around you. There are a ton of different ways to increase your income, relationships, health, and happiness in life. There are a ton of different people currently increasing their abundance because they don’t doubt that it is possible. Open up your eyes to the possibilities and let it get you excited.
And if that doubt starts to creep back in again, remember that there is always something you can do to get more of what you want into your life. It’s always there, whether you want to believe it or not.
2. Overcome The Fear Of Change
Fear will hold you back from bringing more abundance into your life. Mostly the fear of change. Having to do something that is outside of your comfort zone is scary, and it can keep you from doing what you need to do to bring more abundance into your life.
I have a friend who worked at a hospital for many years of his life. His job was not something he enjoyed. He worked in housekeeping. Many of the older housekeepers hated their job too, but they had lived in fear so long that they never tried to do anything to increase their abundance and get out of their job. Even though they hated what they were doing, they were comfortable doing it, and so they never applied for different jobs, branched out into their own business, or took any opportunities that came their way. My friend felt the fear of leaving the comfort of his job at the hospital, but his desire for abundance helped him push past it. He branched out, started his own small cleaning company with a few clients from the hospital, and now he runs a full-time business, where other people are doing the cleaning, that brings him in more money than he could ever need.
When you can overcome the fear, you can do things that promote change. You can take a hold of the opportunities that come your way and see where they take you. And you can make your own opportunities. All of that will contribute to increasing abundance in your life.
3. Only Listen To One Person In Your Life
There is only one person in your life who can help you make the choices and take the action need to increase abundance, and that’s you.
You must stop listening to what your family tells you is or is not possible.
You must stop listening to what society tells you is or is not possible.
If you want abundance in something, then you can have to be willing to stop listening to others and do what needs to be done. You have to get clear on what you really want in your future, and then listen to what your heart and brain tell you to do to get it.
Only you know what will truly make you happy. Only you know what abundance truly means to you. Only you know what you are capable of doing. And, only you know what decision is right for you.
You have to be willing to listen to your inner self and ignore other people. If you can’t, you will never experience the type of abundance you want. You will always let others dictate how much you can bring into your life.
For example, a friend of always felt like she lacked something in her life. She had always wanted to move to the east coast in a small town by the ocean, and she felt that there she would be able to create the kind of abundance she wanted in life, but she had three kids, no husband, and a job in a big city that offered her security. Her parents had come from the small town she wanted to move to and told her that there was nothing for her there. Society told her that as a single mom she wouldn’t make it without her stable job. Yet, she still felt called to move there. A few years of struggling was all she could take. She got a mortgage on a house in that small town, moved there, and took two jobs to pay the bills. Even though she was working harder, she felt more abundant in life. She felt more happiness and more peace. A few months after she moved to the town, she met a man and fell in love. Now they live together in a beautiful house by the ocean, and she wakes up every day feeling the type of abundance we all want to feel. If she hadn’t listened to herself, she never would have made the move, and she would still feel as though she lacked something in life.
It’s important to note that you shouldn’t wait for someone or something to come into your life to start creating abundance. Since you are the only one who can actually create the abundance you desire, you can start from any place in your life. It doesn’t matter how little you have or who is in your life, it just matters how willing you are to listen to your inner voice and follow it.
The best way to start listening to what you really want is to listen to your emotions. They are a guidance system that will help you make better decisions in your life.
If you feel down and sad, for example, then you are making decisions that are not in your best interest. If you feel alive and energetic, then you are making decisions that align with what you want. Even if you feel scared or anxious about doing something you think will benefit you, that is still an emotional sign that you are moving towards something life-changing, and you should keep moving forward.
It’s when you are feeling lost, down, sad, angry, jealous, or bitter that you really want to take a look at what you are doing to produce those feelings and how they are counteracting what you really want in life and your ability to increase your abundance.
4. Be More Grateful
Gratitude is imperative for increasing abundance. It keeps you engaged with what you are doing, engaged with what you want to do, and engaged at every step of the process along the way. When you appreciate what is happening around you, then you are more willing to take part in it, even if it is a struggle.
For instance, my friend knew it was going to be a struggle to move from her house close to the west coast to the east coast, but she was grateful for the fact that it was even possible. That gratitude helped her clean the house after a long day at work to show it to potential buyers. That gratitude helped her pack and make all the arrangements necessary for the move.
When you appreciate what you think is going to happen, that is also a huge motivator for increasing abundance in your life. When you are grateful for things you don’t even have yet, you stay uplifted and excited about those things. You stay motivated to keep doing what you need to do to get you to the abundance you want.
Gratitude is a free tool that we all have at our disposal for increasing abundance. It’s just a matter of recognizing how great life, and everything in it really is. Every lesson. Every opportunity. Every accomplishment. Every potential outcome. They are all something to be grateful for.
Gratitude does take practice. At first, you have to find the little things to be grateful for. Your health, a roof over your head, a flower that is in full bloom, the rain, or the sun – these are all little things that can have a big impact on your life. Once you start practicing gratitude on a daily basis, you will find yourself naturally seeing what there is to be grateful for in everyday situations. This is when gratitude really starts to kick in, and you can start increasing your abundance on a larger scale.
5. Focus On Service
Lastly, true abundance only comes when you are focused on service. This is true in all areas of life.
You can only become financially abundant when you are able to help other people with a service. You may be helping out an individual, a large population, or a bank, but when you focus on how you can serve other people in business, that’s when the money starts to pour in. So don’t get greedy and only focus on what you want. Always keep your mind open to what others want and need so that you can give it to them.
You can only become abundant in your relationships and love when you focus on other people. If you focus on yourself, you will lose almost all of your relationships. And the people that do stick around will be full of anger and hurt. That’s not a very abundant place to be in regards to relationship. So always ask what you can do for the people in your life and take action on giving them what they need, and you will receive an abundance of value and love in return from those relationships.
You get back what you give out. If you give nothing, you get nothing. That’s just the way life works. Always keep this in mind as you work on increasing abundance in your life and start to feel as if you don’t want to contribute, give, or help.