How often a person portrays themself as a victim is a great indicator of how successful they will be.
I mean how often are they the victim who is not in control of their life or future. Do they blame other people, the marketplace, the weather, the stars, for their failures.
Many people are victims of oppressors but, the difference between a hero and a victim is that a victim lies down while a hero rises up and overcomes the challenges.
If you see yourself as a victim other people will either feel sorry for you or feel good about themselves rescuing you. But, you yourself play a role in that.
If you fight for your place in this world. A place where you will succeed others will fight along side you. People love to see a hero fighting to better their lives.
Playing victim often means we are blaming our situation for our shortcomings rather than ourselves.
Professionals can deal with any sort of challenge – even unfair challenges – and still find a way to win. All of us have been treated unfairly some point in our lives, but it's the heroes who overcome their oppressors to accomplish their important mission.
It's true some people have to overcome more than others. But the more you overcome, the greater your heroic story.
I know for myself fighting the victim mentality is often an ongoing battle. Consciously know I am not responsible for all things that happen, but I am completely responsible to how I react to them and what I do to remedy the situation or remove myself from it.
There are real victims in the world who truly need our help. I am a hero on a mission to better myself so I can help them. I'm on a mission to transform my life and the world.
That is why when I join up with a company their values have to align with mine. They have to be on a mission to impact the world.
I invite you to check out The Young Entrepreneur Project who's Mission is not to be the best company in the world, but to be the best company for the world. With a goal of impacting and teaching entrepreneur skills to 100,000 kids with Compassion International.
If you want to read more about being a Value-driven professional I encourage you to read Donald Miller's book Business Made Simple
To Your Success,