What’s more sane, an abundance or a scarcity mentality? I give money away because I think there’ll be more- but I’m not rich. Am I crazy? @lindsaycampbell
You are the opposite of insane.
After going broke and making it back several times I feel scarred. I have a scarcity complex. It doesn’t matter how much money I have, I always feel like I’m broke. I feel like I have to hoard. I feel like the money can go away in a second through either mistakes of my own, mistakes of the universe, or some magical force stealing from me.
But for me to take money, I have to take careful planned risks. I have to overcome my scarcity complex every day and realize that I deserve money. I work hard, I plan for my risks, I try to check every box, I have to trick myself into not thinking the money is automatically gone, that it’s being put to work in engines that will generate more money for me.
A rule of the universe that I’ve written about is: Give and You Will Receive http://bit.ly/fi1mHC. Every day try to think of all the ways you can give.
Having an abundance mentality, combined with a healthy risk aversion, is the best way to ultimately receive.