The thought of poverty stirs up many images in my mind. The homeless man sitting outside of the local Wal-Mart. Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol. The single mother working two jobs and still not making it work.
And lately my mind has wandered to leaders who are in poverty. Not monetary poverty but a mindset of poverty.
Ever met a poverty minded leader? I think you have and you’ll probably recognize him after this post.
What Is A Poverty Mindset?
Let’s begin with this. What is a poverty mindset? What does it mean and what does it do to you?
A poverty mindset means:
Believing there will never be enough
Someone is always out to get what you have
Seeing life as a constant struggle
Decisions are based on fear