The Scarcity Mindset: Is It Keeping You From Reaching Your Full Potential?

Updated: May 27, 2021

Think about it. Is a scarcity mindset keeping you from becoming your highest and best self?

Here are just a few ways a scarcity mindset will hold you back and keep you from reaching your full potential.


A scarcity mindset keeps a person rooted in fear - fear of the unknown, fear of change, fear of the future. You may avoid taking risks and rarely leave your comfort zone because the possibility of failure is too strong. This can greatly impact your career choice as well as how much money you make.

Comparison Trap

You constantly feel the need to compare yourself to others when living with a scarcity mindset. You tend to base your self-worth entirely upon how well you measure up to everyone else. This is a lose-lose situation and a vicious cycle that will keep you from experiencing true connection with others.

Living in Lack

Scarcity will have you believing that there is a limit to everything – time, money, resources, opportunity, love and success. There is always a fear that there won’t be enough and can lead to over-indulgence and competitiveness. Someone with this mindset will find it hard to share and give to others which can have a negative impact on relationships.

Jealousy/Envious of Others

You’ll find it hard to be happy for others when you are living with a scarcity mindset. You feel threatened by other’s success and celebrate when they fail only because you lack confidence in your own life and feel like success is never within your reach.

Pessimistic Attitude

With a scarcity mindset, you focus entirely on what's not going well with your life, thus stuck in a continuous pity party. Your outlook on the future is mediocre at best and you tend to be a “worst case scenario” type person. You see your current situation as permanent which impacts your ability to see any other opportunities.

Both abundance and scarcity have a huge impact on your life – It’s easy to see which one is preferable between the two, however, it all depends on you. The first step is becoming aware of your thoughts and deciding which life you want to live. The choice is up to you!

Mind your thoughts--Dare to soar!

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