And how to stop doing that.
You might not think you have a morning ritual, but you do.
“I didn’t get enough sleep.”
“I don’t have enough time.”
According to Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, we unwittingly think those two scarcity-themed thoughts every single day, before we do or think about anything else:
“Before we even sit up in bed, before our feet touch the floor, we’re already inadequate, already behind, already losing, already lacking something…what begins as a simple expression of a hurried life, or even the challenged life, grows into the great justification for an unfulfilled life.”
Do you practice this morning ritual without even knowing it?
When our default mode is set to scarcity, we basically train ourselves to seek out proof that we need more of everything. We focus on what we wish was different, and in doing so, we subtly reject all that we already have.
This thought pattern breeds thousands and thousands of other thoughts with the same scarcity genetics, resulting in you chronically feeling as if you have nothing but problems. Considering we average about 60,000 thoughts per day, that’s quite a barrage of negativity.
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