It is so easy to experience what we feel we lack.
There’s never enough time or enough money.
We could do it if we just had a little more access, a little more support.
I’ll start my new business soon, I’m just not quite ready.
I’ll start blogging as soon as I come up with a few more ideas.
I’ll take that big leap once it becomes just a little clearer what the other side looks like.
Abundance comes when you start practicing abundance. It’s a decision, an attitude, a state of mind, and a practice.
I know I have to work on it each and every day. And it is work. But I keep at it.
A student at a nonprofit school of management told me that they are learning a lot about how to operate under conditions of scarcity – because that’s what the nonprofit sector is like.
The catch is that if you start with the notion of scarcity and how to cope with it, that’s your mindset. Money is scarce, it’s a zero sum game, you see constraints all around you. You’re being taught to operate within a broken system.
Let’s break this system (that includes the schools with this mindset). Let’s reinforce in our students a mindset of abundance, of possibility, of agency. And then let’s rip out all the classes and lectures about scarcity and replace them with lectures from the best fundraisers and executive directors and philanthropists we can find – so we can give students the tools to create these conditions of abundance.