Think you’re a victim, and you will be one. You’ll feel the hurt, pain, abuse and continue to focus on the negativities whilst losing yourself in the problem. You’ll continue to point yourself to the unhappy circumstances you face and you’ll attract more of that.
Think you’re not the victim, and you won’t be one. You’ll feel positive, effortless and happy about the situation you’re in. You’ll find reason to move forward and continue on your journey of personal success.
My point here is that you have the choice as to whether you want to be the victim or not. Our society today puts a lot of focus on the victim and the guilty ones. They shine the torch so much on the victim that he/she begins to really feel like a victim and then finds it difficult to move out of that label.
On several occasions, I have fallen “victim” to everyday situations. There was a time when I nearly got mugged for my mobile phone near my home and as you can imagine, I was really cautious and fearful of any movement on the road a few days after. Last year, I had fallen “victim” to a large scam and am now dealing with the consequences. At that point, I saw “victim” like how the majority of people see it. I felt the consequences, pain and hurt that comes with that label. When I realised and changed the meaning of what happened in those situations, I was able to live more purposefully and see how everything fits into the life that I’m creating for myself every moment.
When we realise that we have power of everyone and everything external to us, we will be able to say that we are not the victims. Nothing and no-one can make us victims. Although what happens to us is many a time out of our control, the way we respond isn’t. By taking charge and responding in the most effective way possible, we hold the power to accept complete responsibilty for anything that happens. We are totally responsible for our thoughts, feelings and actions.
“A man may fall many times but he won’t be a failure until he says someone pushed him.” – Elmer G. Letterman
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