Abundance means that there is enough for everybody. The opposite – scarcity – says that there is only so much to go around, and if you get it, I won’t. While scarcity may be a reality in some areas (such as competitive sports or forced grading curves), in most of the important things in life – such as love, success, energy, results, and trust – abundance is not only a reality, it is an attractor and generator of even more.
According to former New York University economist Paul Zane Pilzer, “economic alchemy” is derived from principles of abundance – not scarcity – and technology has liberated us from the zero-sum game of traditional economics into the new world of unlimited abundance.
The important thing to understand is this; Abundance is a choice!
I am personally convinced that, regardless of our economic status, abundance is a choice that each of us can make. It is not the exclusive domain of the well-to-do. I know wealthy individuals who are extremely scarcity–minded and much less fortunate people who are very abundance-minded.
The measure of your life will not be in what you accumulate, but in what you give away.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, author, The Power of Intention
From “The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything” by Stephen M. R. Covey