I Struggle With Abundance. Maybe You Do Too?

I've always struggled with the idea of abundance. Parts of it at least.

I believe in karma. I believe in consequences, outcomes, and results.

I have seen in my own life that people who do good things end up with good results over time.

I have often seen the opposite. Bad people eventually get what is coming to them. Even if they appear to be happy, rich, or more successful in the meanwhile.

But those results are external. Clear for everyone to see.

Abundance is something different. A bit more internal. A mindset and way of viewing the world around you.

The abundance mindset believes that there is always more good in the universe than you can consume.

That you don't need to compete for a limited supply or take someone else's. You can just grab from the infinite supply that is already available to you.

And I get that part. I believe as well that there is more than enough money and success and happiness and fulfillment for anyone and everyone who wants.

It's the next layer of abundance that is difficult for me.

Because there are infinite supply and infinite opportunity to acquire that supply, of whatever it is that you want and are willing to work for, stress and negative mindsets would seemingly become a thing of the past.

They are unnecessary. A distraction.

Yet I find myself frustrated and stressed more times than I am comfortable admitting. And that matters -- because this concept of abundance has a very clear connection to purpose.

Living with abundance is the playbook for finding your purpose and maintaining momentum for you getting to where you want to be.

I suspect that I'm not alone. That at times you find yourself believing in opportunity but are stressed about your current situation.

Together, we change that feeling by reminding ourselves of the audacious reality about the universe itself. There is indeed abundance. 

And it's right there at your fingertips. Waiting to be seized.

Dan Waldschmidt