Scarcity mentality refers to people seeing life as one finite pie, so that if one person takes a big piece, that leaves less for everyone else. This is a common thing in our homes, workplaces, and our general environment. Unfortunately, this is not a justified feeling, but it happens to everyone at a certain point in their life. One doubts their intrinsic abilities to do what they were born for, some shy away from taking leadership roles at the workplace and if not checked, the chains of 'not enough' could hold one back for a lifetime.
For you to experience growth in the workplace, you will need to get rid of this mentality. Here are some of the ways that you can effectively do that.
Face Your Fears
We have grown up in a culture that teaches us to walk away from things that tie us down. This is not necessarily an attitude that encourages growth and muscle stretch. When you learn to come face to face with your fears, it is only then that you will realize how powerful you are and have been all along. Facing your fears does not necessarily mean that you won't fail and have a few bruises in the fight. All that will matter in the end is that you tried. For example, if you fear speaking up your thoughts at the workplace meetings, attempt doing so in the next meeting. You might end up stammering and you may fumble with your thoughts, but point is, you will have conquered your fears.
Challenge Yourself To Do Hard Things
Comfort zones are some of the warmest atmospheres for the rapid growth and multiplication of the 'not enough' bacteria. If changes happen at the workplace, ensure you do not entertain any negative self-talk like, 'I can't cope.' Pump yourself up for new challenges and attempt new assignments and leadership positions. Before you know it, you will have grown so much belief in yourself.
Be Vulnerable, Seek Help
It is okay to be human, and no one is perfect. "One of the greatest barriers to connection is the cultural importance we place on going it alone," Brene' Brown. Seeking help does not in any way mean that you are weak, instead, it shows courage and admission to the truth that we are all human and need each other.
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