Abundance — What is it, How to Create it in Three Easy Steps
One word that Libertas Real Estate leader Justin Thorstad offer refers to is abundance. But what does it really mean and how can people crate abundance in their own lives?
A quick Google search points to the definition of abundance as “a very large quantity of something,” with the example of wildlife on a tropical island. But abundance is more than that, and those that are looking to become better version of themselves in 2021 can seek abundance in everyday life. Justin explains how in three easy steps:
Start with gratitude — Feeling abundance can begin with the recognition of what one already possesses. And that goes far beyond “stuff” or money — feeling truly abundant is deeper than that. It’s about health and happiness and love and security and joy. When seeking abundance, start backyard by being thankful for the things one already has. Justin suggests starting by doing something he does every day as part of his all-important morning routine, that he credits for his current level of success, and that is vital for continued growth.
“If you do nothing else, start with this — write down at least five things you’re grateful for that already exist. And then write out at least three things that you don’t currently have but write if out as it you already do,” he says. “There should be a total of 10 things on the list and one should include you. Nothing comes before you. You are always number one on the list — no exceptions.”
Make a Choice — Abundance is greatly connected to perception. And oftentimes it’s all about not only how one naturally sees things but how he chooses to see them. It goes back to the “half glass empty, half glass full” analogy. For those that want a “half glass full” life, they need to make that choice. For example, Justin chooses to see his work as “play” and puts into motion certain elements to ensure he stays passionate about his work, such as delegating and applying technology to make the tedious parts of it easier and this more enjoyable.
He uses the same application it comes to hustle and grind or joy and abundance, power versus force. “Choose wisely,” he says, adding that becoming one’s own best self is about the realization of living in the moment and making a choice in that moment to choose inner joy, love and abundance — things that already exist within each person. When you do that, he says, “You will be in a present state of peace. No body, no circumstance, no condition nor environment can take that away from you. You can only give it away by choice.” He calls this the realization of the powerful and it puts people in the position of being the responsible versus the powerless victim.
Put in the Effort — Justin is the first to admit that reprograming the mind and body to ultimately change one’s life isn’t always easy, but it’s always worth it. So on the path to abundance, there will be at lot of effort. Of his own routine, Justin adds, “It’s not always easy to get up early, go through the same effort every day, to complete the entire morning ritual process. It is a lot of effort. Yet, the end result is so significant and profound that it gives me the ability to create the life I want to live. I’m not able to obtain the vibration and level of manifesting without paying the price of the process. When I look at my ritual through the lens of ‘I get to’ versus ‘I have to,’ it all seems so much easier — and filled with love, joy and abundance.”
On the journey to becoming one’s best version of him or herself, Justin suggests making abundance a daily goal. Recognize it, seek it and be grateful for it.