How To Learn To Focus On Abundance?

You know what all personal development coach say, don’t you? What you focus on is what you will attract. Because what you focus on expends.

This means that if you don’t have enough of anything that you truly want in your life right now, it’s because you’re focusing on lack and scarcity rather abundance.

It’s as simple as that.

And, please, don’t say that you don’t do that, because we ALL do that to a more or less degree.

So, the point is that if you’re broke right now, chances are that you’ve spent a lifetime on focusing on lack.

get some guts and admit this to yourself to start with and you’ll feel much better.  Take this as a start for a new beginning.

If you’re an online business owner or any type of entrepreneur and find yourself not at the level you’d like to be right now, it’s because you have some kind of limited beliefs that keep you back.

How do I know? Because I have had and still have such beliefs that I’m working on right now. Now I have no excuse for not knowing about them, so at least the mask has been lifted in my case. But what about you?

No matter what beliefs you have that keeps you back can and will be removed if you truly want it.  I’ve got rid of dozens of negative beliefs during the past 8 and half years of my life. If I could, you can too.

 

Why Are Most of us not Trained to Focus on Abundance?

Well, the answer to that question is easy.  We can only learn as much as our teachers know, and our teachers usually are our parents, school teachers, professors, and other tutors, friends, and acquaintances.  Unfortunately, probably most of them, if not all of those people didn’t know anything about abundance and how to attract it.

The other day I was speaking to a lawyer who I could tell knew nothing about abundance, and lawyers are people who at least make decent money, right? My point is that if even a lawyer doesn’t know abundance, you mom, dad and teachers probably didn’t either.

Actually, for the most part, people who are in authority such as parents or teachers teach their very own limiting beliefs to the children they are responsible for, that’s why we ALL have limited beliefs. Most of us weren’t raised by Napoleon Hill if you know what I mean.  That’s why most people walking around are NOT trained to focus on abundance at all.

 

Abundance vs. Scarcity

The opposite belief of abundance is scarcity.  As a matter of fact, there is very little room for any gray area in this case. Truth be told if you don’t believe in abundance you probably believe in scarcity.  Most of us are focusing on lack and scarcity without even realizing it, and that’s why this stuff can be so sneaky.

A very common statement that you hear or read about a lot, which is a sign of scarcity is “there’s a lot of competition.”

A lot of freelance writers, for example, use that statement. They say things like “it’s tough, or it’s challenging to find high paying clients, or good clients because the completion is tough!”

Even if you tend to believe such thing, refrain from reaffirming it, by SAYING it.  As Louise Hay says in her book The Power of Affirmations, a statement is an affirmation, and each time you say…. (fill the blank)… you’re are affirming it.  So, please, give yourself a favor and refrain from saying things like:

  • There’s a lot of completion
  • There isn’t enough…
  • It’s difficult to…
  • It’s very challenging…
  • I will never be able to…
  • I could never…

You do get the point, right?

All such statements are a SIGN that you believe in scarcity rather than abundance.  People who practice abundance NEVER say things like that.

What about you? On which affirmations do you focus on the most?

 

How to Test Yourself to See if you Focus more on Abundance or Scarcity?

The best way to determine if you focus more on abundance than scarcity is by asking some honest questions to yourself.

  • Do you think about the bills that need to be paid with a pit in your stomach or some type of worries attached to it?
  • Do you feel envious or even jealous of those who seem to have more?
  • Do you feel that you never have enough, even though you do?
  • Do you have fear of losing what you have?
  • Do you think more of rainy days, than abundance days?

Asking yourself such questions should help you to honestly figure out where your tendencies are.  If you find out that you’re more inclined towards lack and scarcity than abundance, don’t despair, there’s still hope for you as long as you’re willing to do the work.

Remember, you’re not alone. We all come from a lack and scarcity upbringing, as I’ve explained it above.  So do a true test for yourself and see where you stand in this area.  Once you know, you can go from there.

 

How Can you Focus on Abundance if what you have is Scarcity?

Now, I know what you’re thinking.  You’re saying how can I focus on abundance when what I see is scarcity?

Well, it’s an exercise that you can start practicing today.  Like any exercise that’s new it will feel weird and maybe hard at first, but the more you repeat it, the easier it will get.

As you beginning this exercise, the goal is to become AWARE of your mindset – become conscious of where your focus is – and turn it around. That’s why you need to ask yourself the questions that I mentioned above, first.

If you feel a resistance that’s preventing you to focus on abundance, a good way to get there is by looking back at a time in your life where you had abundance or at least more of it.  If you think back, I’m sure that you can find at least one time somewhere in your life where you didn’t feel like you were lacking.

So here we go…

 

Exercise to Attract Abundance

Sit down or lay down. Close your eyes and roll them upward like you’re looking at your forehead and breathe slowing 5 times.

This will put your brain in Alpha state which induces relaxation, visualization, and creativity.

Then go back in time and see yourself with as many details as you can at that moment in your life where you felt like you had plenty and were happy.

Take your time to feel it fully with as many colors, sounds, and emotions as you can.  Stay there for about 5 minutes using all your senses as much as possible.

Once you’ve got that down and well, move over to a place you WANT to be. See yourself having or doing something you really want to have or do, and use the same process you did to visualize your story of the past.  Try to put the same feelings of abundance, joy, and happiness you did before, except that this time your story is not a story of the past, but once you’re totally making up.

The same as your true story, see the colors, hear the sounds, touch and feel. The more senses you use the better the results will be.

If you do this exercise for money. See, smell, touch, count and feel money.

At this point, your conscious mind will know that this story is made up, but as for your subconscious mind it will make no difference at all, and that’s when your exercise will be a winner.  That’s why visualizations work, because the subconscious mind, while hundreds of times more powerful than the conscious mind, knows no difference between a past story and a future “made-up” story.

As you probably already know if you’re reading this, what your conscious mind believes has no value, in this case, it’s what you’re putting in your subconscious mind that has value.

Keep doing this exercise for about 10 minutes a day and see how you’ll start to shift your focus from lack and scarcity to abundance.  This exercise works, but only if you practice it seriously each day until you start feeling and seeing results.

So, now that you’ve read about it, go do it!

In the meantime, let me know what you’re thinking or if you have any question in the comment area below.

 

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24 Comments

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Oh yes…we ALL tend to focus more on scarcity and not all that we have or can attract – abundance as you said 🙂

    Even though we don’t want to, we tend to think and say we don’t have enough of this or enough of that and wish for things, instead of appreciating and valuing what we have and wishing instead for things that would perhaps come to us, if we did that.

    I liked your little exercise and I hope I can sit and find time to do it, especially with the growing blog community and forum now that takes a LOT of my time. With time I guess…

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice, rest of the week 🙂
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Harleena,

      I know you’re very busy, but it’s very important that we take at least 10-15 minutes a day (an hour would be better) for OURSELVES, because that hour (or minutes) is vital for continuing success. I know that no matter what I’m going to take that hour for me each and everyday, but I know it’s not always easy, for sure.

      In any case, I also know that if we don’t MAKE the time, that time never comes, so I hope you can do that and give it a try.

      Thank you so much for coming and have a wonderful day 🙂
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  • donna merrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Sage advice in this post! I am glad to see you mentioned Louise Hay because I remember that book and it changed my life in so many ways.

    The exercise you have given is spot on! Relax – get into the Alpha State – Connect that good feeling you remember with past feelings, and then focus on abundance. Awesome!

    A good reminder for me to get to that one again. I’ve done it in the past, but haven’t made time for myself lately.

    Thanks so much!

    -Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Donna,

      I’m so glad you know about Louise Hay and her book about affirmations. It did change my life too. It’s a very good book for anyone not understanding the power of affirmations or not understanding the whole thing about what comes out of their mouth 🙂

      I know you’re really busy these days and at times it’s tough to do it all, but we can try 🙂 As for me, I’ve been in the “zone” for some months now and slowly trying to get back to a normal schedule and life, but still working in it.

      Thank you for coming.
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  • Chery SchmidtTwitter: cheryschmidt says:

    Hello Sylviane,I noticed your post on Donna’s timeline and thought I’d stop on in and take a look and I am so happy I did. What a great exercise on how to focus on abundance. I know I was brought up thinking there is not enough and it has been a struggle for me to get over.

    I am going to take your exercise and seriously give this a chance and see if it helps..

    Thanks for sharing.. Chery :))
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Chery,

      That’s great. I know I can count on my friend Donna to share my posts. She very good like that. I’m so grateful to have her as a friend.

      I’m glad you enjoyed the post and I’m sure you’ll enjoy the exercise as well. Remember to do this each day at about the same time, and you’ll see how it will become clearer and clearer as time goes by. Keep in touch and let me know how it goes.

      Thank you for coming and have a wonderful weekend.
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  • Sue PriceTwitter: suejprice says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I love this post for so many reasons.

    Yes most of us grew up with scarcity beliefs. And then the beliefs are piled on by all the sources you quote. I will add here I am an accountant as you know and part of what we study is Economics – which is ” Economics is the study of how society allocates scarce resources and goods.” – there are more modern ideas now but in my mind still into scarcity. So maybe worse than your lawyer 🙂

    I have quite a few wealthy friends who still worry about not having enough. With a scarcity mindset even when there is money people often worry about where to invest it, the banks going broke etc. I see it a lot.

    I have battled with my lack mind creeping in even when we were making the most money. And I understand this stuff very well.

    Even Robert Kiyosaki has it happen. I will tell you a funny story next time we talk. I love your suggested visualization exercise.

    Awesome post Sylviane.

    Sue
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue,

      For sure most of us grew up in a scarcity mentality, that’s why even rich people have that. Winning or making lots of money, doesn’t cure anyone against the lack mentality, but that’s also why many of those people at times end up losing it all, and have to do it all over again. Or they get sick, depressed and so on.

      That’s why is so important to cultivate an abundance mindset. It’s the key to everything, and not only money, abundance of health, joy, happiness, beauty, wonderful experiences and so on… People who have got to understand that do have a much better quality of life, money wise and in all areas of life as well.

      So, that’s what I’m really pushing for myself right now. Like I said I’ve already got rid of dozens of negative/limited beliefs and I’m still working on it, but man, do I feel a difference. Even though I’m not where I want to be yet, I’m a whole new person already, so I am a living example that personal development works and that it can change someone’life and self confidence.

      I can’t wait to hear your story. One day we should chat over Skype. We’ve talked about that, but never did it 🙂 I’d love that!
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  • Barbara CharlesTwitter: BarbaraCharlesl says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    I really needed to read this. I know about this but never really focused on changing things. I have printed out this article. I’d like to keep it to read on a regular basis. I need to be reminded to stay focused on abundance.

    What I usually do to consistently remind myself of positive thoughts is to put it in my iPhone and run it as a reminder every day, multiple times a day. That’s what I’m doing as soon as I finish reading this. This is my way of reminding myself day of certain positive thoughts.

    This was a great article and needed at this moment.
    Thank you for this positive and enlightening project.
    Have a great week-end.
    Barbara
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Barbara,

      I’m so glad if this post was useful to you. Keeping our thoughts positive is a “job” at first for most of us as we’ve been raised not knowing such thing at best, and practicing down right negativity at worst. So at the beginning it takes some work, but the more we practice it, the easier it gets.

      Now, I can catch a bad thought pretty fast, but it’s a reminder how my mind was when I didn’t know any better. No wonder many of us get the results we get. It’s totally mathematics in a way. Good results can hardly spring out of bad thought pattern/habit.

      That’s great, read this post as often as you can and practice the exercise 🙂
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  • navya says:

    hey sylviene..one more nice and amazing post by you…keep writing and keep growing.

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Hey Sylviane,

    I LOVE this post and topic. I have learned SO much about this as well and I’ve come such a long way.

    For the last two weeks I’ve been going on my walks now by myself in the morning. Just trying to get a further distance in and then Mom and I take a shorter walks in the late afternoons. But my morning time has given me the chance to listen to audios again and I have one loaded up from Abraham on vibration. I listen to it every morning and it helps me SO much reiterate the fact of what you’re saying here.

    That along with the vision statement you helped me with and my gratitude list and affirmations, my day starts off on the right foot and I’m seeing the things start to move in my direction. That’s all it takes, the right thinking that will just like knock the brick walls down and the things will start coming your way.

    It’s a beautiful thing when you finally “get it” and start seeing the results. You’ll never go back to doubting ever again.

    Thanks for this message and I hope everyone really practices what you’re sharing here. It truly does work.

    Have a great week.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      OH, yes, it is a beautiful thing when you finally get it! And, no, you’ll never ever want to get back, unless you’re crazy 🙂 I hope no one is.

      I’m doing so much affirmations, tapping, meditations and so forth that I am also seeing some shifting in my life. The reason it takes so long, it’s because we have YEARS of undoing to do. We were raised by, more time than not loving parents, but they had no freaking clue about the law of attraction and its effects, which is a HUGE part of life.

      Years ago I was told that religion and the Bible was going to give me all the answers I had in life, but it didn’t. It kind of gave me more questions 🙂 But when I discovered what the law of attraction is and how it relates to our subconscious mind and results in life, that OMG opened all the doors for me. Little by little most of the questions I have ever had in my life were indeed answered. Everything makes sense to me now, more than it has ever did before.

      Thank you so much for coming by and I’m glad you enjoyed this.
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  • Mandie Sanders says:

    Sylviane,

    So much wisdom here. I definitely found the LOA crowd, and I love it! 🙂

    It’s unbelievable how much even a small shift in mindset can make. I read something a few years ago about how, when faced with a problem, we should not try to think of the solution – rather, we should try to REMEMBER the solution. The mindset being that we already know the answer, we just have to remember it.

    That may seem to be a little off topic, but the point is that a little shift in the way we train ourselves to think can make a huge difference!

    I love this exercise that you’ve laid out. My current 30-Day Adventure is to begin each morning with meditation and affirmation, so I’m definitely going to incorporate this visualization practice in there.

    I’ve been meaning to hop over to your blog for awhile now – glad I finally did. 🙂

    Hope you’re having a great week!

    Mandie
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mandie,

      So sorry for the late reply here, but my blogs are going to be merging together and that’s why I haven’t posted anywhere in over two weeks now, however, still getting comments that I allowed myself to neglect a little, because of other things that had crowded my life. But that’s no excuse, so sorry about that.

      Actually I just visited your blog last week and I think it was my first time there,and it wasn’t because you came here, so that’s great we finally met.

      Your point was right on actually, just a slight shift in our thinking can make a huge difference, it’s just that most people don’t even think of trying it. Great suggestion here and I’ve heard of it in the past, but had totally forgot about it too. Great reminder for me to think about next time I need it 🙂

      thank you for coming.
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  • GladysTwitter: coachgladys says:

    Hi Ms. Sylviane

    Great post on the law of attraction.

    Because of my childhood, I had to learn to change my beliefs.

    My concentration at this time is abundance. And yes you are right,bit can be difficult, but with practice,we can learn to master it. I am on the “grid” to make it work for me.

    Awesome exercises! I need to try them.
    Thank you

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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Gladys,

      For sure for some of us even have a bigger mountain to climb when it comes to changing our thoughts process, and you are one of such people, so all the more honor to you to succeed at it as well you do.

      Thank you for coming.
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  • Sue PriceTwitter: suejprice says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    My favorite topic! I have met very few people who have scarcity thoughts at times around money. Even Robert Kiyosaki says he does! He said there is still a poor fat boy that hangs in his head at times.

    I love your exercise here. I did it briefly as I was reading. My husband and I have had ups and downs with money and business. I have been wealthy and broke a couple of times over. That says enough!

    Another thing I do to get my vibration more up beat is do Abraham Hicks Rampages. There are so many on YouTube on just about every subject. Have you seen them? I also love how she explains how to change your thoughts and build on the ones that support what we want.

    Great post Sylviane.

    Sue
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sue and so sorry for the late reply, but blogging has been taking just a bit of a second row lately. However, Kumar is working on merging all my 3 sites as I’m writing this and OMG it’s going to be gorgeous and a whole new blogging world will be opening to me, especially for my business.

      I think that Robert Kiyosaki is very honest, has that poor little boy or girl probably never goes away entirely, but we can sure shrink the hell out of it with practice.

      Yes, I’ve seen some of those Abraham videos and I love them. They are so good to understand how the LOA works and how we can change our circumstances in life.

      Thank you for coming, Sue.
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  • sherman smithTwitter: shermanksmith75 says:

    Hey Sylviane,

    Going from scarcity to thinking in abundance is a challenging task, but what’s important is that it can be done. I grew up with a scarcity mentality because what was taught. But I do have to say that once in a while my parents would do a “sleight of hand” maneuver and put the idea of abundance in my mind.

    When we think of scarcity we give it power to by asking negative questions and giving negative reasons. One thing I learned from talking to a couple of friends and listening to Abraham Hicks is that it’s ok to be selfish. There’s a difference in being selfish versus self absorb. Selfishness is all about self alignment so you can be aligned with others and being self absorb is taking advantage of others so that only you will win. A lot of us get the idea that when we think in abundance we’re being naive, greedy, condenscending, and whatever negative annotations that comes with it. So in the end we’re thinking in “scarcity” terms.

    I like the exercise you gave. I actually practice this daily, but in a different manner. When I’m out walking, going to different school sites to fix computers, I think of how much money I’ll make and how I’m going to be helping others to attain the same. This makes my days, especially those rough ones, a lot better!

    thanks for sharing Sylviane! I hope you have a great Happy Halloween Weekend! Take Care!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Sherman,

      Thank you for coming here. I haven’t posted in a little while anywhere, because my blog is under a major look revamp as I’m writing this words. I’m so excited and this is going to give me the boost I’ve been looking for and lot of other plans for the coming year.

      I hear you, who hasn’t been raised with the belief of scarcity? Many only few lucky ones that we could count on the fingers of our hands, so in other words, basically no one above the age of 12 🙂

      But a switch in thinking can be done, indeed. I’ve done it, you’ve done it and thousands of people are finally doing it now!

      There are many different variations of doing visualizations and they all work, ya know 🙂 I’m glad you’re practicing this every day.
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  • Mohd Arif says:

    Hi,

    This is very interesting post at how to learn to focus on abundance.I loved your ways how you shared everything step by step. I will share this post with my followers, hope they will love it.

    Thanks to share this useful post with us.

    Keep up your good work!

    Have a nice day!

    Regards,
    Mohd Arif

    • Sylviane Nuccio says:

      Hi Mohd, and welcome to my blog. I just redesigned it entirely and I bet it’s the reason you were able to find that post.

      I am thrilled that you liked it, and I hope that it was useful to you.

      Thanks for coming by and hope to see you again soon.

  • CarartaTwitter: ArtaGene says:

    Hi Sylviane,

    Time for a change.
    Recently introduced to an Organizing tool, Asana.
    Now instead of logging in to start my work day, think I should follow
    Adrienne Smith’s lead and use my Abraham chant to start my day with
    a walk.
    Since I am a confirmed diabetic and exercise has been relegated to the sometimes category, I’ll be able to double dip…improve my wishes and expectations by meditating while I walk.

    A Healthy Body can maintain a Healthy Mind.

    Thank you for this reminder…it is terribly difficult to rid our mind of those thoughts that say,
    “It doesn’t matter what you do, someone else is going to do it better”
    and leaves you spinning your wheels, wishing and wanting and getting the same old results.
    As you so succinctly point out, our expectations and even our results are often defined by what we learned as children…from family, school and teachers, friends, church and even observing what happens in the lives of others around us.

    The task will be to get rid of the negative ineffective expectations and replace with Positive workable pathways.
    Thank you again.
    C.
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