Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Competitive Mind vs. Creative Mind

Do you approach life from your competitive mind or from your creative mind?

Today, I'd like to change gears completely and share a fascinating video with you.

But before we get to the video, I've been spending a lot of time studying Wallace Wattles' 1910 classic book, The Science of Getting Rich as I'm putting the finishing touches on my new audio study program built around the book.

One of the things Wattles talks about in his book is the distinction between the competitive mind and the creative mind and how living a life of inspired abundance is predicated upon operating from the creative mind.

According to Wattles, when we operate from the competitive mind, we are focused on winning and tend to develop an us versus them mentality. There's not enough of everything to go around and so there are winners and losers. Our actions are not focused on the greater good and expansion for all.

Conversely, when we operate from the creative mind, we are focused on growth and expansion for everyone and everything. We come from a position of abundance with an aim to benefit all. There are no losers.

From which mind do we operate as a human species, particularly when it comes to coexisting with other living species on the planet?

Sadly, it's generally from the competitive mind.

However, here's an example of what's possible when we choose to leave the competitive mind behind and to operate from the creative mind instead. Meet Joshua Kelin.

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