Avoid the Self-Limiting Trap of Scarcity Thinking and Feeling, Starting Right Now

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Step away from scarcity thinking.

Scarcity is a huge energy drain. So is scarcity thinking.

But the two are different. There are certainly limits to what is possible in concrete reality. But how we think about those limits is a matter of choice.

And actually, that’s the good news here.


Indeed, finding time when you are busy and feel like you can’t squeeze in one more thing is a big, daily challenge for many people.  I’m guessing that you may know that feeling quite well.

And the reality is that time is concrete and unchanging.  None of us has any more, or any less, than exactly 24 hours each day to do whatever we are going to do.  That is a concrete fact and a clear limit. But how you see that fact varies from day to day.

How do you see it?

Sometimes a day feels luxuriously long, and other times it flies by.  Sometimes it feels productive and satisfying, and other times it feels like you can’t get out of your own way to accomjplish what you need to. And as we age, our sense of time changes, speeding up as the days and years pass.

Does this all sound familiar to you?

Your Feelings Count

That’s because how we FEEL about time has a fundamental impact on how time FEELS to us.

Let’s step back and look at a single moment.  Picture yourself working on a project.  Your deadline is a week away and you are behind schedule and beginning to feel overwhelmed.

You’ve got half an hour until you need to leave for an appointment.  You’re frazzled and tired.  What do you do?

First — You Have Choices

The first thing is to remember that you have choices. This is the difference between being proactive and being reactive.

Every single moment of every single day, you make choices about how you feel and what you do.  You may not have control over what happens, but these choices are always in your hands, and they have a profound effect on your next set of choices.

Second — MAKE Your Choice.

This is where the rubber meets the road.

  • You can choose to continue to work from a place of scarcity and overwhelm. This is the reactive path.
  • OR you can pause, take a deep breath, and choose to approach the next half hour with an open and grateful heart. Here, you take up the reins of your time and turn in a proactive direction.

If you make the first choice, that will lead to increased worry, lack of focus, frustration, and ongoing feelings of overwhelm. Making the second choice opens an entirely different set of doors.

See what happens…

Choosing the second path, you will find that you are able to focus on your task, your ideas flow more freely, and you are much more productive than you had imagined you could be in half an hour.  In this second scenario, you come to see and experience your time as expansive, rather than something that is limiting or something that is constricting your possibilities.

Which choice do you usually make?

Would you like to move toward greater abundance?

Here’s a complimentary time tool that helps…

Time is pure potential. You decide how to use it; and once you do, it’s gone.

That’s why it’s so important to build on your best time choices.

If you feel like your time slips through your fingers, then you’ll want to claim your copy of my complimentary “Daily Choices Template:  Proven Strategies for Tracking Your Best Time Choices Today, Tomorrow & All Year!

There’s no time like the present – to start moving toward the future you envision for yourself.

Let’s explore time together …

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