October 2021: Abundance

October 2021: Abundance
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I have this sense of urgency, which is great because that means I don't like wasting time, but also not great, because I feel like I'm running out of time. No matter how good life gets, there's always room for improvement. And when I'm not going on adventures, taking risks, doing new things, living life BIG.. I feel like I'm wasting precious time. It's hard to just be.

"I'm only on this Earth for so long. I have to do something that matters. Today, not tomorrow." But the little things matter. Working hard matters. Exercising matters. Talking to people I love matters. It doesn't have to be a trip around the world or an exciting new job.

I want to work on being kinder to myself, by thinking less of the past - which mostly brings pain, and less of the future - which leaves me constantly asking myself.. "Can I do it?" "Do I have enough time?" It's irrelevant. I just gotta do the thing.

I want to be in a state where I'm just content with the way things are, while striving for something more - not because the present isn't enough, but because growing and creating makes me feel good now.

Here's how I'm going to practice an abundance mindset moving forward:

  1. Buy what I want if it adds value to my life, despite the cost.
  2. Making constant progress while enjoying the process.
  3. Thinking hard about what's really most important, and spending my most productive hours on that.
  4. Taking what I deserve instead of people-pleasing.
  5. There are countless opportunities out there. It's okay to say no to one.