Think about your leadership journey. As you grow as a leader, are you able to see more possibilities? Are you more open to change? Can you more clearly recognize the leadership around you? Do you hold yourself more accountable for the goals that are important to you?
Lately I’ve been reflecting on what it means to lead from a place of abundance. I often find that scarcity thinking limits my leadership growth. It causes me to stand still, sometimes like a deer in the headlights. It limits my beliefs about what I can accomplish. In short, when I’m leading with a scarcity mindset, I’m holding myself AND those who follow me back; I’m preventing forward motion.
I love this quote by Trent Haam of The Simple Dollar:
“To me, the biggest difference between the scarcity mentality and the abundance mentality is that the scarcity mentality cares what other people have, while the abundance mentality doesn’t.”
At times we can focus a lot of time and energy worrying about what other people have, what they’re doing, and what they’re accomplishing. It’s a trap that some high-achievers fall into.
It is important to recognize and applaud the accomplishments of others, but we take it too far when we allow someone else’s accomplishments to deter us from our goals and dreams.
Tune into what motivates you. Pay attention to YOUR leadership progress, YOUR goals, and YOUR dreams. Continue to seek clarity about the type of leader you aspire to be. And then believe that you are well on your way to becoming that leader.
Wayne Dyer reminds us that, “Abundance is not something we acquire. It is something we tune into.”
How do you lead from a place of abundance? How does believing in the possibilities contribute to your leadership growth?