There is a silent killer you don’t even know may be affecting you. It robs of you of your power and without you even knowing that it is happening.
It’s called Victimitis, and if you don’t train your mind to notice it, it can take over your life and relationships. Having a victim mentality will hold you back from achieving your true potential, success, and happiness unless you take control of your life right now!
Symptoms of Victim Mentality
Do you know someone who does one or more of the following?
- Gets angry easily and is almost always offended.
- Never takes responsibility for their actions.
- Is quick to judge and criticize others.
- Always justifies their actions as being triggered by external events.
- Makes excuses for being unable to hit their goals.
- Blames others liberally and complains about the world at large.
- Expects a standard of others that they don’t hold themselves to.
We make a choice to become a victim when we don’t take responsibility for the way we act,
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You and I have something in common. We will both have 24 hours to live every day, and another 12 months till we’re here again, on New Year’s Eve.
We’re both going to make a choice on how we live these days. We can either choose to let our days control us, or we can choose to control our days. Somedays, it will be Murphy’s law.
Anything that can go wrong will go wrong. On other’s, we’ll feel like we’re on top of the world. No matter what happens, your choices will create the state of mind and being that you experience in the present, prepare for the future, and whether you hold on to the past.
I hope you’ll join me in starting your year with the following resolutions:
- I vow to stay positive in the face of negativity;
- When I am surrounded by pessimism, I will choose optimism;
- When I feel fear, I will choose faith;
- When I want to hate, I will choose love;
- When I want to be bitter, I will choose to get better;
- When I experience a challenge,
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Toddlers often have more clarity and curiosity in life than most adults. Categorically, they aren’t afraid of asking “why?” to seemingly every question that has an obvious answer.
It’s no wonder that asking higher quality questions leads to better outcomes in your personal and professional life. So the real question is why do we not ask “why” more? Why do we assume we already know the answer, and become more preoccupied with asking what, how, when, and who?
If I had an hour to solve a problem and my life depended on the solution, I would spend the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask, for once I know the proper question, I could solve the problem in less than five minutes.” —Albert Einstein
So why is it important to stop asking the wrong questions? Why should you start with why? Here are 5 reasons to Start with Why:
1. What and How are Functional, Why is Inspirational
People, organizations, and teams who start with what they need to do, how they need to do it, and who needs to do it are short-sighted.
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What 5 years of looking in the rear-view mirror of a rapidly growing digital marketing agency taught me.
“It is in times of security that the spirit should be preparing itself for difficult times; while fortune is bestowing favors on it is then is the time for it to be strengthened against her rebuffs.” — Seneca.
I dreaded going into work. The environment was so toxic that you could feel the tension in the air. Business was great but the powers that be decided to turn the tables on me by re-writing my role. Work just wasn’t fun anymore. The last straw came when my boss told me to “never start a business” because I’d be a “terrible manager” and because “fax machines were expensive”.
“You’ve got to be shitting me”, I thought. So I quit. The decision wasn’t hard.
I felt relieved. Then I felt sick. What should I do next? Was I going to fall on my face and become a victim of my own self-fulfilling prophecy?
I decided to give it a go.
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“Love yourself like your life depends on it, because your life does depend on it.”
At age 26 I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years about living a prosperous and purposeful life.
1. Never Accept Anyone Else Telling you What You Can or Cannot Do.
No one can decide what you’re capable of except you. Don’t let anyone choose which lines you want to colour in.
2. If You Don’t Go After What You Want, You’ll Never Have It.
The biggest enemy of progress is using the phrase “someday”. Successful people don’t wait for opportunities — they create them.
3. Focus on Possibilities instead of Problems.
Problems are often opportunities in disguise.
4. Create More than You Consume.
We spend our lives in front of screens of various shapes and sizes, scanning, reading, and consuming. In a garbage-in garbage-out world, share your wisdom by creating a wealth of knowledge rather than only consuming it.
5. The World Doesn’t Owe You Anything.
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