Who’s Definition of Abundance Have You Accepted As Real?

(This post is #6 in a series of 20 Questions to Self that I recently posted on this blog.)

I’d like to encourage you to ask and answer these questions, too.  The insights you discover will inspire you.

Q:  What would a person who is fully present, that has what I want, need to believe in order to make things happen on their own terms?

A:  They would first need to believe that Abundance is their natural state, and also hold on to the belief that what they focus upon expands.

When I think about the concept of abundance, I’m not gonna lie, some stuff tends to come up for me.  I’m diligently working on developing the skill of being fully present, and there are times when I catch brief glimpses of what it looks like.  My guess is that we all have our own unique idea of what abundance means, so I decided to see what Dictionary.com had to say about the topic…

Abundance:  an extremely plentiful or over-sufficient quantity or supply. Abundance-street-sign

Well now… Extremely plentiful is a familiar idea, but over-sufficient?  I don’t believe that I’ve ever combined those two words before.  I’m kinda liking that definition!  I think I’m going to adopt that as my new, official definition of abundance.

Sometimes, we don’t realize that we’ve been living with someone else’s definitions, and we’d be better served adopting more accurate definitions for ourselves.  (TWEET THIS!)

I’ve mentioned before that on a lot of days, I’ve taken for granted all of the things that I have in my life that are beyond sufficient.  Simple things, like the air I breathe, my beating heart, the clean water I drink, and the roof over my head.  These are things that few would call a miracle, but no one can deny that they are a gift.

And the interesting thing about a “gift” is that it implies that there is a “giver”.  Have you really ever thought of this before?  Each of us has been gifted with unique talents and abilities, and often times these gifts lay dormant because somewhere in our past we shelved them, or we accepted an inaccurate definition from someone whom we believed in.

Our ability to focus on what we desire is also a gift.  If you can believe that what you focus on expands, then you will easily discern that focusing on what you want is a far better strategy than focusing on what you don’t want.

I’d like to encourage you that everything that you need is already within you.  Your only responsibility is to realize, recognize, and internalize this truth.

For some tips and ideas on how to more intentionally tap into your abundant self, please shoot me an email at jshoop@coachshoop.com, and I’ll send you my 4 Keys to Recognizing Abundance.

ABOUT J. SHOOP – I’m J. Shoop, Author, Speaker, and Personal Coach.  I simplify achievement for entrepreneurs by aligning their outer results with their inner wisdom.  Let’s connect on Twitter: @jshoop or visit www.wisdomandresults.com.