You may have heard about the abundance mentality. It’s the concept in which we believe there are more than enough resources to go around and success is available to all. With this mindset, we can be happy for a coworker when he gets a promotion or for a friend who makes headway on her side business.
The contrast of this concept is the scarcity mentality. This is a mindset where we believe there are a limited amount of resources and not everyone can succeed. We become unhappy and jealous when coworkers and friends succeed thinking this will somehow make it more difficult for us to succeed.
People with the abundance mentality are more generous, share recognition, and entrust others with responsibilities. Not only that, more is given to them in return.
Having a scarcity mentality, on the other hand, stifles creativity, halts synergy and collaboration with those around us, and ultimately hinders our own success.
Question: What’s an example of when you were genuinely happy for someone else’s success?