Competitive Mindset vs. Creative Mindset

Competitive Mindset vs. Creative Mindset

December 10, 2019 0 By Bernardo Ryan


“Don’t Compete, Create” – it’s on our door;
it’s at the heart of who we are as a company, and as
individuals, and I believe this is the foundational principle for taking your
life and your business to the next level. I first came across this idea in “The Science of Getting Rich” by Wallace Wattles. In chapter 5 he writes, “You must get rid of the thought of competition. You are to create, not to compete for
what is already created.” And then further down the page, he says, “You are to become a creator, not a competitor; you are going to get
everything you want, but in such a way that when you get it every other man will have more than he has now.” The book was published in 1910. It was
born out of the ideas of philosophers like Hegel and Emerson, but it wasn’t written as a philosophy. In
fact, for Wattles, this was a very practical means of living life to the fullest. Today we refer to these concepts a little differently. The competitive mindset is most often referred to as “the scarcity mentality,” And the creative mindset is most often
referred to as “the abundance mentality.” Tim Sanders has
some excellent teaching on the subject and I’ve
just finished reading a book by Victoria Casal called, “The Trance of Scarcity.” Her book provides some amazing insights into these two mindsets, so I highly recommend it. Now let’s talk about the competitive
mindset – or scarcity mentality – for just a moment. When we’re operating from this
predisposition, we believe that resources are scarce, times are tough, and
that there must be winners or losers. But I want to point out this
is the complete, complete opposite of the thought system of abundance
and so, as you listen, keep in mind that this is not what we want. Scarcity
mentality leads to a natural distrust and inherent
competition in everything that we think or do. So when
we operate from this mindset our focus is almost always on, “What’s in it for me?” And it’s never really on who it should be, which is our customers, our employees, and our relationships. When we view our world this way – through the lenses of scarcity – we plant seeds of superiority complexes, arrogance, jealousy, envy, insecurity. I also believe this is at the root of
all arms races, food shortages, and wars. I mean it’s a horrible thing. At the end of the day, it comes from a lower state of consciousness, and so when we make decisions from this perspective, we’re almost always going to be making the
wrong ones. But there is a better way: it’s called the creative mindset, and
this mindset comes from a place of abundance. It believes there’s always enough to go around, and when we approach our world through the creative mind, we are focused on growth, expansion, and
increase for all. There are no losers. If the
competitive mind is the source of all of our problems, then the creative
mind is the solution. And in my opinion, it’s a grand
solution. In our next video, we’re going to reveal
how to develop and foster an abundance mentality in your
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