If You Want to Know One of the Biggest Problems Chipping Away at the Foundation of Life As We Know It, It Is “Victim Mentality.”
When you play the victim and blame others for what has happened to you because of your own choices and actions, you will never achieve the things you want to accomplish. Only when you finally accept responsibility for your own choices and come the realization that you are in charge of your own life will you stop being a victim and become a victor!
Steve Marboli said, “The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.” There is a strong correlation between having a victim mindset and becoming a victim, in other words. While we can all be victimized through no fault of our own, we can also choose to be victims by our actions. The good news is that if we can choose to be victims, we can also choose to be victors.
Furthermore, having a victim mindset not only makes us more likely to become victims but makes it more likely to stay victims. In fact, one of the great divisions among humans is the line between those who stay in a state of victim-hood and those who choose to break that cycle and move out of victim status into victor status. When you choose to become a victim, and it is a choice, you align yourself with those who have chosen to stay in the status quo and avoid the very changes that would make them healthier and happier. On the other hand, when you choose to become a victor, you make the conscious decision to take control of your destiny and make the changes that will bring you the life you want.
Doesn’t it make more sense to be a victor than a victim? What choices are you making today that take you closer to victim-hood or closer to victory? Is it time to change those choices and, by doing so, change your life?