Today we’ll wrap up our series on abundant living. We’re tired of hearing about scarcity so we thought it was time to talk about the other side of things.
Before we introduce our fifth and final step, let’s talk about something we haven’t addressed yet in this series. You’ll see how it relates to this last step in a couple of minutes.
Should you live abundantly? Would living abundantly make you feel guilty?
For some, it may because, especially today, we value frugality. Abundance has gotten a bad rap.
Some people equate abundance with excess, excess with greed, and greed with evil. Therefore, they think that seeking abundance is wrong.
In light of the current economic crisis, coming out of a period of conspicuous consumption, there may be a tendency to go too far the other way. But we’re really talking apples and oranges here and that’s an important distinction to make.
Bigg success is life on your own terms. In other words, to each their own.
As long as you’re not hurting anyone by having abundance, then enjoy it. And as we’ve discussed, abundance usually comes to those who find ways of helping others win as well.
So with all that in mind, here’s our fifth and final step to finding abundance in a world of scarcity:
Share more and you’ll have more
Want to feel like you're living abundantly? Then give something away!
Seems counter-intuitive, doesn't it?
If you can't afford to share, you're not seeing abundance. When you give your money or your time away, you're signaling to your brain (and your soul) that you have more than you need.
Research shows that sharing has benefits as great as receiving. Allan Luks, the Executive Director of the New York chapter of Big Brothers, Big Sisters, coined the phrase “helper’s high” in his book: The Healing Power of Good.
Giving creates an endorphin rush similar to working out. This is the “helper’s high.
Give is a verb. Verbs mean action. So take action today … give!
You can’t afford it?
Can you give something you don’t use any longer? You may be able to give and de-clutter at the same time!
Do you have any canned goods you could donate?
Can you give your time instead? Give your attention to someone who’s lonely. Sometimes it’s not, “Buddy, can you spare a dime?” It’s “Buddy, can you spare some time?”
It’s funny how those who are most critical of people with abundance are often the last people to share any of theirs.
To twist a line from Seinfeld, can you spare a share? It’s the final step to finding abundance. That’s bigg success!
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Thanks so much for reading our post today. Please join us next time when we’ll talk about the crazy things people do to reach bigg success. Until then, here’s to your bigg success!
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