Welcome to the next in my series of articles about The Abundance Mindset.
One of my Father’s favourite songs is “Ac-Cent-Tchu-Ate the Positive” written by Johnny Mercer and sung by Bing Crosby.
The chorus goes like this:
You've got to accentuate the positive Eliminate the negative And latch on to the affirmative Don't mess with Mister In-Between You've got to spread joy up to the maximum Bring gloom down to the minimum Have faith or pandemonium's Liable to walk upon the scene
I guess it reminds him of his upbringing during World War Two when sometimes things weren’t going so well, yet they always managed to stay positive.
In order to develop an abundance mindset, it’s crucial that you focus on positives no matter how small they might seem.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
For example, you might have to get up early for work and leave while its still dark, but that means you get to see the sunrise every day.
Take a Moment Every Day
Take a moment to appreciate the positives in your life, even if they seem insignificant.
It’s also very important to be grateful for everything you have – even the little things.
Whenever you have a spare moment ask yourself something like “What am I grateful for right now?” or “What am I thankful for today?”
Write them down in a gratitude journal so you can refer back to them when you’re feeling low.
A note of caution, though…
The old song says you want to “eliminate the negative” NOT ignore it.
Ignoring a serious issue may actually be detrimental, can cause you to become unbalanced and may even cause trouble in your life.
Knowing that you have some serious health issue (for example) but ignoring it and insisting you’re “fine” is only going to lead to further troubles down the road.
Instead grateful that you were made aware of an issue or that you have the ability to meet a challenge.
Next time I’m going to tell you how a change of mindset will help you to see the opportunities which are all around you.
Meanwhile, there’s more detail in our Abundance Mindset training course (freely available to Associate members).