How often do you wake up and think "I didn't get enough sleep", or throughout the day think "I don't have enough time" and then at night think "I didn't get enough done"? Instead, Lynne Twist, author of The Soul of Money, invites us to consider: "What if we woke up in the morning and were so grateful for the sweet territory of silence and sleep?"
We have become conditioned, especially as physicians who may fall into the Type A perfectionistic stereotype, to look at what we don't have or haven't done - we didn't get through enough of our to-do list, we don't have enough time, we don't get enough sleep, etc...
What if instead we looked at what we do have and have accomplished? Colin has been a long time advocate of focusing on what you do accomplish each day, not on what you don't. He is often heard encouraging Sara to reframe her thoughts to think this way.
If what we do have, and have done, is enough, then we are in a place of gratitude. And when we are grateful, we are in a mindset of abundance which serves to scare 'scarcity' away.
“When you let go of trying to get more of what you don't really need, it frees up oceans of energy to make a difference with what you have.” ~ Lynne Twist