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“Unopened doors reinforce scarcity thinking and scarcity living.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 229). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
There are doors that are set before us everyday for us to walk through in which we will see unbelievable opportunities. We each have a choice to open or not open those doors.
John says, “Too many people have a scarcity mindset and lack positive anticipation. As a result, they never open the first door… Others do open that first door, but when it doesn’t offer what they expected, they become disappointed and abandon the pursuit. They give up.”
He goes on, “Don’t let that happen to you. Don’t let the gap between expectation and reality disappoint you. Don’t let it kill your sense of anticipation. Keep searching for doors and opening them. And remember that with each open door, your anticipation will increase and so will abundance.”
He then says, “If you find this difficult, the…

“Anticipation is a key that unlocks the doors to abundance thinking.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 227). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
Again, here is the word anticipation and also the word doors.
John says, “’Doors?’ you may be asking. ‘Don’t you mean door?’ No. Expecting there to be only one door is scarcity thinking. Let me explain how anticipation begins and grows in your life.”
This is very good so read on what John says, “There is a door of opportunity before you. Maybe you see it; maybe you don’t. But it is there. If you have positive anticipation, you assume it’s there, and you make the effort to find it, and if you are diligent in that effort, you will find it. But know this. It may be locked, and it may require a lot of effort for you to unlock it and walk through it. Are you willing to give it a try? Do you believe you can? Some people will try and some people won’t. I hope you’re someone who’s w…

“Anticipation helps us possess an abundance mindset.”

A thought by John C. Maxwell (2015-10-06) from his book, Intentional Living: Choosing a Life That Matters (p. 226). Center Street. Kindle Edition. (Click on the title of the book to go to Amazon.com to buy the book.)
I love the word anticipation.It is to me a gift from God in which we look into each day with God’s possibilities in mind.
John says, “People live in one of two different kinds of worlds. One world comes from having a scarcity mindset. You cannot give what you do not have. Scarcity thinking has nothing to give. It is preoccupied with receiving. Scarcity thinking is all about me. It says, ‘There’s not enough to go around. I had better get something for myself and hold on to it with all I have.’ People who live in the world of scarcity think, There’s only one pie, so I’d better get as big a slice as I can before it’s all gone.”
That’s one world.John then says, “People who live in the world of abundance think very differently. They know there’s always more. As others scramble an…