Many times in our lives things don’t go the way we want them to, or even the way we plan. Human beings WANT to be happy, so we want things to be exactly how we envision them. And when they aren’t, we give all of our energy to it. We tell everyone we know (that will listen) what happened and how we feel.
It’s natural to want other people’s support; we want to feel allied in our circumstances, we want to feel like we’re not alone. We want to know that people feel bad for us and that someone cares. It ultimately makes us feel better. But that mentality limits you. The more we focus on the negative – the less room there is for the positive. It limits your ability to take action and create change.
We all know a person like that – we all have one in our lives – a person who complains about everything. But what they don’t realize is this: sympathizing with you, and respecting you are two different things.
“There is no victory in being the victim.”
You didn’t win because you lost. Unless, it forces you to want to change.
A situation doesn’t change because you talk about it, it doesn’t get better because someone sympathizes with you, a situation gets better when you take action.
So what actions can you take? You only need one… and the rest will fall into place. Are you ready for it? This is the only action you step you need to take:
Decide that you will not be a victim.
Don’t give a situation more power than it deserves. Change is inevitable, but it doesn’t have to be permanent.
Now is not forever…
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