Victim Mentality

…is when “a person tends to recognize themselves as a victim of the negative actions of others, and to behave as if this were the case in the face of clear evidence.”

It becomes pervasive, and it spirals.

Growth becomes stunted as the push to change diminishes.

Because change come from mistakes.  It comes from honest self-evaluation.

And when we get stuck in a mindset of blaming others, we stop seeing the power and control we still have.

Even if we aren’t in control, there are often slivers of control we can claim for ourselves.

But it often comes down to perspective.  Because we choose our point of focus.

Victim or viking?

 

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