The products of two mindsets.
Not enough comes from a scarcity-mindset.
Enough comes from an abundance mindset.
A scarcity-mindset usually wins, though, and is the product of wars, terrorism, tragedies, disasters, injustices, crime, poverty, and much more.
Brené Brown suggests scarcity environments contain shame, comparison, and disengagement, with the casualties being our willingness to be vulnerable and engaging with the world from a place of worthiness.*
Mindsets are ways of seeing reality; they are not reality.
Arthur Schopenhauer offers,
‘The task is not so much to see what no one has yet seen, but to think what nobody has thought about that which everybody sees.’**
Erwin McManus adds, ‘When the soul is sick, one of the symptoms in blindness.’^
You may have noticed, I often suggest humility, gratitude, and faithfulness as ways of being present to an emerging future, enabling us to move forward.
Humility because we clearly see who we are and sense our worth.
Gratitude because we see what we have and understand how to engage with this.
Faithfulness as many imaginative and creative ways of putting humility and gratitude into practice.
The best question might well be, What Do You Want To See?
(*From Brené Brown’s Daring Greatly.)
(**Quoted by Mikael Krogerus and Roman Tschäppler in The Decision Book.)
(^From Erwin McManus’s Soul Cravings.)