#8 – Abundance Mentality
Abundance is the opposite of scarcity. A scarcity mentality implies that each individual is in direct competition with those around them and that one’s gain is another’s loss. Conversely, an abundance mentality is inherently optimistic; abundance suggests that when one succeeds another need not fail. Rather, in a free society, one person’s success benefits the whole society and should be celebrated. An abundance mentality is tied to the belief that human success and potential is expansive, and that this potential can be realized by anyone through hard work, determination, and collaboration. We seek to share this value with our scholars by celebrating each person’s successes and empowering scholars to work collaboratively and synergistically to accomplish difficult tasks and great acts of service.