When people are stuck in a poverty mindset, their main focus is on the here and now—like figuring out how to get food on the table today. It's survival mode, driven by basic instincts to keep themselves going.
But the thing is, this short-term mindset makes it tough to plan for the future. Imagine trying to invest in education or grab hold of opportunities for long-term success when you're just trying to get through the day.
Now, let's flip the script. Think about people with a success mindset. They're all about getting creative, adapting to situations, and looking ahead. Instead of waiting for things to happen, they're finding solutions within themselves.
Take this story from Nicaragua, for example. An individual went through our course. They started out frustrated because they had a dream but didn't know how to make it a reality. With our training, things clicked, and they started a business that now supports three families in their community. It shows how changing your mindset not only helps you but can also make a positive impact on others.
When people achieve their dreams, whether it's starting a business or getting an education, it shows them they've got what it takes to overcome challenges. They learn to rely on themselves and who God created them to be, instead of waiting for outside help or getting held back by things they can't control. This shift to self-reliance and creative thinking is a game-changer in breaking free from that poverty mindset.