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Discovering Your Thinking Type: A Guide to Self-Reflection and Personal Growth

In the realm of human perception, two contrasting mindsets often shape our attitudes, decisions, and overall outlook on life: scarcity thinking and abundance thinking. Each mindset represents a distinct philosophical approach that influences how we interact with the world around us.

Growing up, during my graduation days, I was surrounded by Scarcity thinking.

I loved singing and was a stage performer for years.

While performing on stage with my batch-mates or seniors, I would often wonder how good they were , while also feeling I wasn't even a half-decent singer.

Never felt that I was Enough.

A pivotal moment in my life was when I was battling clinical depression. Many of the things came to acceptance within me. In the depths of it, scarcity thinking consumed every aspect of my life. I felt trapped in a never-ending cycle of negativity, convinced that there was no way out. Every day was a struggle, and hope seemed like a distant memory.

But amidst the darkness, a flicker of light emerged. Through therapy and support from some kind people in my life, I began to challenge my scarcity mindset. It wasn't easy, and there were a few setbacks along the way, but I refused to let depression define me.

Slowly but surely, I started to embrace abundance thinking. Instead of dwelling on what I lacked, I focused on the blessings in my life—the love of family and friends, the beauty of nature, and the opportunity for growth and healing, and a deep sense of acceptance of who I was.

I realized that abundance wasn't about material wealth or external validation; it was a state of mind—a choice to see the world through a lens of gratitude and possibility.

My journey taught me that scarcity thinking is a trap—a prison of the mind that stifles our potential and robs us of joy. But it also showed me the transformative power of abundance thinking—the ability to find hope and meaning even in the darkest of times. It's been 5 years, I continue to carry with me the lessons learned from my journey.

Recently, I realised that I had come a long way when I was offered an assignment as the HR leader. The earlier me would have gone into it with scarcity mindset and doubts but to my own surprise, I was quite open to every day of learning and opportunity and after a couple of days, felt as if I was made for this role.

I know that abundance is not something to be found outside of ourselves; it is a choice we make every day to see the world with open eyes and an open heart.

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