“Erase any concepts you might have that success is limited only to some and only in certain amounts. You and I can get as much as we want — at the same time. The moment you start thinking someone else’s gain is your loss, you limit yourself by thinking in terms of competition and shortages.” -Grant Cardone
Most people think in terms of competition and scarcity.
They are plagued by the fear of there not being enough so they hate to see other people succeed because it means there’s less of the pie for them.
But this mindset is flawed. There is not just one pie to fight over; there are unlimited. And anyone can take a big of a slice as they like because success is abundant.
As Mark Victor Hansen wrote in his book, The One Minute Millionaire,
“There is an ocean of abundance and one can tap into it with a teaspoon, a bucket, or a tractor trailer. The ocean doesn’t care.”
Everything you want in life is available to you; there are no limits. Once you decide what you want and how big you’re willing to play, you can be as successful as you choose to be.
This article will explain why.
Here we go.
Your Success Is Never Scarce, but Only Ever Inaccessible
“It’s not an issue of scarcity, it’s an issue of inaccessibility.” -Peter Diamandis
In his book,Abundance, Peter Diamandis explains that scarcity is often contextual. Depending upon the circumstances, something may be perceived as scarce or abundant. As he put it:
“Imagine a giant orange tree packed with fruit. If I pluck all the oranges from the lower branches, I am effectively out of accessible fruit. From my perspective, oranges are now scarce. But once someone invents a piece of technology called a ladder, I’ve suddenly got new reach. Problem solved.”
Likewise, from where you currently are, many levels of the success you desire may appear to be out of reach, but you don’t need a ladder to reach more; you need to become more.
You need to invest in yourself and grow as a person in order to transform who you are what you deserve.
As Jim Rohn has said,
“Your level of success will seldom exceed your level of personal development, because success is something you attract by the person you become.”
If you haven’t achieved the level of success you want yet, it’s likely that you wouldn’t even be able to handle it. You haven’t become the right type of person.
The More You Give, the More You Get
“You can have everything in life you want, if you will just help other people get what they want.” -Zig Ziglar
Most people are only out for themselves. They are desperate for success and will do everything they can to get it.
They will engage in relationships solely for what they can get out of those relationships and happily abuse the generosity of others in order to get ahead.
But ironically, this behavior only ends up hurting them; the world will restlessly take from takers. Said Joe Polish,
“The world gives to the givers and takes from the takers.”
When you abundantly give your time, resources and skills to the RIGHT PEOPLE, you elevate your sense of what you believe you deserve.
You evaluate your belief of what you think you can get and consequently; you begin to get more of what you give — you’ll only see what you’re willing to see.
Said Benjamin P Hardy, “If you believe there is an unlimited abundance, you’ll attract abundance.”
So, do you believe there is an unlimited abundance or are you plagued by scarcity?
If you change what you give, you’ll change what you get. But you have to truly care about other people’s success, there is no shortage of people who give and expect to get.
Success is abundant — you can be as successful as choose to be.
There is no scarcity of success, at times, it may simply appear inaccessible. It becomes accessible when you grow as a person and elevate your sense of what you believe you deserve.
The more you give, the more you get. If you’re not willing to put other people’s success before yours, then you don’t believe in abundance. You’ll never experience who you could become.