Creating an abundance mindset can be quite challenging. It often requires that we change the way we’ve been thinking all our lives. The abundance quotes that I’ve picked here are all specifically designed to address the most important aspects of an abundance mindset.
An abundance mindset is a way of thinking and a way of looking at the world as an abundant place where there is more than enough for you – and for everyone else.
It is a way of looking at life as a joyous experience where the goal is not to accumulate “more” but to bask in the bounty of life itself.
I am confident that these quotes about abundance will start to open your eyes…but more importantly open your heart and your mind.
I would also like to remind you that you do not see with your eyes. You see through your eyes. It is your mind that does the seeing. What you see and experience is based on how your mind interprets the visual information.
That is why it is so important to correct your mind. When you correct your mind you can see the truth and the truth is that there is only abundance. You either connect with it and live in an abundance or you disconnect from it and live in scarcity.
Changing your habitual (and mostly unconscious) thoughts can be challenging because for the most part you are not even aware of these thoughts. It takes a deliberate and conscious effort to start thinking in an abundant way.
A habitual thought is a thought that you keep thinking so often that it becomes part of who you are. Most people have habitual thoughts that keep them “stuck” in lack and scarcity.
By deliberately choosing to think in a new way we can change our habitual thoughts to create abundance in our lives.
We know that the law of attraction responds to our thinking and the way we think and feel about having an abundance – especially financial abundance will determine what we attract into our lives.
I know that the idea of “just thinking” in a certain way and having abundance flow into your life sounds foreign to some. That’s okay. Its an idea that goes against poverty consciousness that is obsessed with “working hard for money” is the only way.
1. Let Go of your scarcity mindset
“People with a scarcity mentality tend to see everything in terms of win-lose. There is only so much; and if someone else has it, that means there will be less for me.”– Stephen R. Covey
When we learn math as little kids we are taught that if you have 10 oranges and you give away 5, then you are left with only 5. We take this lesson into the rest of our lives and assume that if you give away something that leaves you with less.
Abundance does not work like that. Life is an infinite well. There is more than enough for everyone. In fact, the more you take from it, the more it starts to produce.
Those who have a mindset where they compete for money will always be stressed out. What you have to fight top get you will have to fight to keep.
An abundance mindset is completely different. In many ways it is counter-intuitive and may seem completely “wrong” or impossible.
If you “winning” means someone else has to “lose” then it will be short-lived. An abundance mindset is one where everyone wins. Steven Covey’s quote above is one of the most fundamental abundance quotes and one that you really have to understand to really create abundance in your life.
2. Life is a miracle: open your eyes!
Abundance is grasped by infusing our souls with the intoxicatingly liberating fact that life is a privilege, not a right.– Craig D. Lounsbrough
People with an abundance mindset are in love with life. They are fascinated with life and everything about it.
You are absolutely entitled to the abundance of life but you have to realize that life is a privilege. It is an exciting adventure and there is so much that you can experience.
People with a scarcity mindset are always waiting to get their share. They have a sense of entitlement and they are always unhappy with others who live in abundance.
Seeing life and everything about life as a privilege will start to open your mind to the abundance in it.
3. Creating abundance is your duty
“It is only in your thriving that you have anything to offer anyone.”– Abraham-Hicks
Somewhere along the line people developed an idea that being poor is somehow noble. Religion has a lot to answer for this idea that having “just enough” is the way to salvation and that “having too much” is the highway to sin.
If you have any of these ideas in your own thinking you need to eliminate them asap. You can not give away what you do not have.
The teachings of Abraham highlights this idea beautifully and their abundance quote calls on us to fulfill our duty to be abundant. It is the only way that you can give more and share more with the world.
Being poor and humble will never rid the world of poverty. Being abundant and prosperous will give you the means to make a difference.
4. Abundance is NOT about owning anything
“An abundance mentality springs from internal security, not from external rankings, comparisons, opinions, possessions, or associations.”– Stephen Covey
“Riches are not from abundance of worldly goods, but from a contented mind.”– Nazr Mohammed
“Abundance is about being rich, with or without money.”– Suze Orman
I’ve included 3 quotes to illustrate this super important point. People are so tripped up about money that they forget why they even want it.
An abundance mindset is not about having more, about accumulating more or having luxury and financial riches.
These things are usually a result of having an abundance mindset. You may think that all you really want is more money. That will solve all your problems, right?
What you really want is more security, less stress about paying bills, having more time freedom etc.
These are all ideas that you can cultivate without money and with an abundance mindset you focus on these ideas – not on the money.
Money has too much emotional charge for most people to “think clearly” enough to invoke an abundance mindset.
5. There’s more than enough for everyone
“When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you.”– Lao Tzu
“There’s enough for everyone. If you can believe it, if you can see it, if you act from it, it will show up for you. That’s the truth.”– Michael Beckwith
These 2 quotes about abundance relate closely to the very first. It is about understanding that there is more than enough for everyone. Lao Tzu makes an incredibly important point and that is to realize that there is never truly any shortage of anything.
When you start believing that there is an infinite well where you can go and fill your cup as many times as you like, you start seeing the truth about abundance.
6. Look within not without to create abundance
“Why are you so enchanted by this world, when a mine of gold lies within you?”– Rumi
Within you is everything you could ever need to live the abundant life you have dreamed about it. Infact, within you are the resources to live a life that far exceeds even your wildest dreams.
The problem is that we tend to look outside ourselves. We take a life/career path that others had success with. We look for solutions that others have found.
There is a wealth of ideas, resources and solutions within you. You just need to start believing in yourself.
Then, you need to get in touch with your infinite self. Trust it, listen to your intuition and use meditation as a tool to discover what’s really inside you. You will be amazed!
7. Receive with Joy
“Abundance can be had simply by consciously receiving what already has been given.”– Sufi Saying
How often do people offer you something and you decline out of habit or courtesy? It’s almost like we’ve learned to give freely but not accept freely.
If someone offers to buy you lunch, do you insist on paying? This attitude is seen as a virtue in our culture but this is not an abundance mindset.
You accept gifts with joy. If someone offers to buy you lunch or give you anything you accept it with gratitude without feeling “bad” about it. In fact, you feel great about it because its a sign that the universe is giving to you.
The more receptive you are the more you will draw into your life.
8. Focus on what’s right and good right now
“The fastest way to bring more wonderful examples of abundance into your personal experience is to take constant notice of the wonderful things that are already there.”– Esther Hicks
“If you look at what you have in your life, you’ll always have more. If you look at what you don’t have in life, you’ll never have enough.”- Oprah Winfrey
In a world that is driven by “more” it is so easy to overlook what you already have. Like Oprah pointed out, you will always live in lack if you always look for what you don’t have.
The mindset where you are always looking at what the people around you have and always wanting more and more just to keep up is bound to leave you in a state of poverty – even if you have a lot of stuff.
If you are reading this right now you are abundant. Having a phone with internet and the wealth of information, entertainment and connection it gives you…it is more than what any king could have asked for just 1 century ago.
“When you are grateful, fear disappears and abundance appears.”– Tony Robbins
Gratitude relates closely to the previous abundance quotes. When you live in a state of gratitude you are abundant.
When you see everything that you already have and you are truly grateful for it, you dissolve the anxiety you may have about everything that you believe you need but do not yet have.
“When we give generously, with an abundance mentality, what we give away will multiply.”– Henri Nouwen
People with a scarcity consciousness horde and protect the little they have. Abundant people give away feely.
They know that they are drawing from an infinite source and that they can never give away anything without getting it back (at least) ten fold.
Being generous is a mindset and it is one that is often counter-intuitive. If you have only ten oranges and you give away 5 then you only have five left, right?
Let go of your attachment to the things you have. Let it go and give away as much as you can. In fact, make a point of always giving a bit more than you think you can afford.
Whenever you give away something, it creates a vacuum in your life that allows more of it to flow back to you.
It is a law of the universe. You can never give something with a sincere heart (one that does not expect anything in return) without getting back more in return.
11. Life is happening FOR me and not TO me
“Perceive and rejoice that life is abundant, that beauty & goodness are amply available, that your happiness is in your hands. ”– Paul Hodges
“ The entire universe is conspiring to give you everything you want.”– Abraham Hicks
People with a scarcity mentality are always victims. Life is always treating them unfairly and they are always getting the short end of the stick.
Thankfully, this is only a mindset and something you can change. You are never a victim. Life happens FOR you and not TO you.
Everything changes when you start seeing the world as a place where everything is actually helping you and steering you in a direction that ultimately leads you to prosper.
12. The nature of abundance is to flow
“If you want love and abundance in your life, give it away.”– Mark Twain
“The universe operates through dynamic exchange… giving and receiving are different aspects of the flow of energy in the universe. and in our willingness to give that which we seek, we keep the abundance of the universe circulating in our lives. ”– Deepak Chopra
This idea goes beyond being generous. Its about cultivating an attitude where you deliberately look for ways to give that which you want.
It may sound contradictory. How can you give away what you do not have? And why give away the very things you want to accumulate?
When you give away something you teach your mind that you have enough. In a way you “trick” your subconscious mind to let go of its attachments to the things you think you lack.
Regardless of where you are in your life, you have plenty to give away – especially those things you think you are lacking. You may not have the dollars to give but can you give of your skills, your talents, you time?
In the end, giving and receiving is one and the same thing. Those who are not good at giving are also not good at receiving.
13. Do what you love and share it with the world
“Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life.”– Wayne Dyer
“Talent is always conscious of its own abundance, and does not object to sharing.”– Alexander Solzehnitsyn
Doing a job that you hate only because you feel that you have to is one sure fire way to an unhappy life. You always have a choice to change – even if its just changing your attitude.
Everything has skills and talents that need to be expressed for you to be truly happy. You could even argue that expression your talents and sharing it with the world is what you are here for.
This does not have to be your job either. Regardless, you need to answer this inner calling and do the things you love.
Sharing your talents and that which comes naturally to you always feels good. It is in sharing it freely that you experience true abundance. Putting a price tag on your talent and locking it up is not how a prosperous person things.
14. Value Yourself and What You Do
“When you undervalue who you are, the world will undervalue what you do and vice versa.”– Suze Orman
“True abundance isn’t based on our net worth, it’s based on our self-worth.”– Gabrielle Bernstein
While the previous abundance quote employed you to share of yourself and your talents freely you need to make sure that you value it. This does not mean that you keep it locked up and only available to the highest bidder.
Valuing yourself simply means that you do not reject your own greatness. You share of yourself freely with the world and accept an abundance of rewards for doing so. Again, you do not give because you will receive.
You believe in yourself and that what you are and what you do is great. You strive to be better; to give more of yourself and who you are and in return you feel worthy of all the good that comes to you.
15. Remove any and all conflict from your life
“Everything you’re currently against blocks you from abundance.”– Dr Wayne Dyer
When Mother Theresa was asked to march against the war in Vietnam, se refused. She said that as soon as there is a march FOR peace, she will join.
She understood this idea and knew that as soon as you are against something, the conflict itself will block the flow of abundance in your life.
If you have conflict with anyone or anything in your life, forgive and let it go. You don’t do this to let someone else off the hook. You do it for you.
If you are constantly seeing things in the news that you are against, remove the news from your life. Placing your focus on the things that you are FOR will transform your life in so many ways.
It opens the doors to abundance.
16. Live with an expectation
“The world is full of abundance and opportunity, but far too many people come to the fountain of life with a sieve instead of a tank car…a teaspoon instead of a steam shovel. They expect little and as a result they get little.”– Ben Sweetland
“True abundance is feeling worthy enough to believe beyond what you can see. Expect miracles and they will manifest.”– Sarah Prout
If you are truly brutally honest with yourself, do you expect the best or do you expect the worse? Are you someone who is just waiting for the next thing to go wrong?
Life will give you what you expect of it.
You will never attract an abundance of anything into your life if your expectations are for lack and limitation.
17. Create your abundant future – don’t wait for it
“See yourself living in abundance and you will attract it. It always works, it works every time, with every person.”– Bob Proctor
The great Dr. Joe Dispenza often says that the only way to predict your future is to create it. So many people go to see psychics to try and figure out what’s in their future.
The fact is that your future is not fixed – unless you keep walking the same path you are walking. When you deliberately start to choose your future, then you become a co-creator in your life.
Building an image for your life and for your future is the foundation of an abundant life. Seeing yourself abundant even if you do not have it yet is how you start changing your thoughts and ultimately your life.
If you can not visualize it and if you can not see yourself having it without actually having it then you will probably not get there.
Your imagination is one of your greatest faculties. You have to use it and train it and the more you do it the better you will get at it.
The images that you hold in your mind consistently will come to you through the unbreakable law of attraction.
18. Do not play small
“ Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. ”– Marianne Williamson
Have you ever had an idea for something great only to see someone else have massive success with it a few years later?
So often we reject our own ideas because they are our own. We do not believe that we are great and that we deserve greatness.
From an early age we are taught to be humble and that playing small is somehow noble. That is BS!
You can at least achieve anything that any other person has ever achieved. Do not limit yourself because it is “you”.
Infinite intelligence is in you to the same degree that it was in Einstein, Picasso, Michael Jordan and even Mother Theresa.
Recognize that this flame is inside you. Allow it to shine. Do not put it out because you think it can’t shine bright enough.
19. Change the way you look at things
“When you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.”– Dr. Wayne Dyer
This might sound like a strange thing to say but it is so true. People with an abundance mindset are always able to move forward because they can change the way they look at things.
This is not about BS’ing yourself either. Its not about ignoring the severity of a situation but rather about looking for the opportunity in even the worst of situations.
When you change the way you look at things, everything changes because your attitude changes. What you are willing to do changes and more importantly, the way you think changes.
20. Do not wait for everything to be “perfect”
“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”– Arthur Ashe
One common trait with people who are not manifesting the level of abundance they desire is this idea of waiting for everything to be perfect.
I’ll do “this” when “that” – I’ll be happy when X, Y or Z is in place. I’ll start my business when I have X, Y or Z.
The problem with setting these “rules” for ourselves is that they never come. People with an abundance mindset never wait for things to be perfect. They start right where they are with whatever they have.
You can not go anywhere in life of you remain stationary. You have to start by moving and you do this with whatever you have right now.
Do not wait and let life pass you by. Your great resource is resourcefulness. You will only discover this when you are truly up against it and use your own inner creative genius to figure it out.
Abundance Quotes: Conclusion
These quotes about abundance really can help you change your mindset. Creating an abundance consciousness is all about changing how you look at the world – not through conscious deliberate effort but through your subconscious “automatic” thinking.
Quotes are great because it condenses the wisdom of others – people you might admire or trust. It is a great way to jolt yourself back on track.
I like to surround myself with great quotes. Write them down , memorize them and place them where you will see them often.
By seeing it, reading it and repeating it so often that it becomes part of who you are, then you start changing your consciousness.