One of the more difficult aspects of ourselves to identify and accept is whether we are operating from a scarcity or abundance mindset. If you are not familiar with these concepts, the terms originated with Stephen Covey in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. The scarcity mentality person sees the world as having finite resources. Imagine a pie. If one person takes a bigger piece of the pie, then the others inherently get smaller pieces. The scarcity mindset person predicts the worst and expects to be disappointed. The abundance mentality person has a deep inner sense of personal worth or security. They believe that there is plenty out there for everyone with some left over. They are optimistic and hopeful for the future.