On one of my recent adventures, I found myself having coffee in the middle of the day at Dinosaur Provincial Park, Alberta where I was experiencing the joy of the outdoors while camping with Sue one of my hosts. The ambience and aura of where we were made it conducive to deep discussion on topics dear to our hearts. Sue was keen on learning about overwhelm and how what seemed like a huge maze, could we discover the road to freedom, the road to abundance. We explored, discoursed, debated back and forth for a couple of hours.

At Dinosaur Provincial Park, conquering my fear of heights.

We concluded that the three key elements that are inherent in maintaining a positive mindset are:

  • Attitude
  • Gratitude
  • Forgiveness

Definitions from the Oxford Dictionary are:
What is Attitude?

  • “A settled way of thinking or feeling about someone or something, typically one that is reflected in a person’s behavior.”

What is Gratitude?

  • “The quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”

What is Forgiveness?

  • “The action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.”

With these definitions in mind, we came up with suggestions on how we may incorporate these three potent attributes into our everyday lives and show up with an abundant mindset and not get sucked into overwhelm.

I shall share some of the suggestions that Sue and I explored with you.

“Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude. “
-Zig Ziglar

Our attitude even in silence is evidence of who we are. A positive attitude is the only one thing that contributes to our success.  It manifests itself in how we project ourselves physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. (Steven Covey – The Fire Within)

  • Identify your Super Power through awareness and feedback exercises and share it with the world.
  • Use personal Power Words to exude from within you.
  • Look at every setback as an opportunity to grow by leaps and bounds.
“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”
– Eckhart Tolle

There is much evidence available that points to gratitude as the major benefactor in attracting abundance in our lives. Readings from Robin Sharma, Rhonda Byrne, John Kralik, Janice Kaplan and others will validate this thinking.

  • Write a thank you note to someone.
  • Create daily gratitude rituals.
  • Practice kindness and selflessness daily.
  • Take time daily to love and appreciate yourself.
“To err is human; to forgive divine.”
-Alexander Pope

To be able to forgive is better said than done, and is by no means easy. We all experience hurt, pain, guilt and anger in our lives. At times, when we do not let go of these feelings, we harbour painful thoughts within ourselves. What happens when we are unable to let go of this pain? How does harbouring these feelings serve us? It does not.

  • Commit ourselves to letting go
  • Release negative energy and make room for goodness to enter our lives
  • Realize that you cannot control others only yourself
  • Exercise empathy and compassion
  • Stay centered on the present
  • Open doors to permit abundance to enter your life