Do you play victim and Don’t Know it?

Do you knowingly or unknowingly play the victim?  Stay quiet when you should speak up. Even with parents, friends, or work colleagues? Or in retrospect years later when you want to kick yourself. How many times do we say “I wish  I had—” said or done this or that.

The problem is that when you think of yourself as a victim, you become one. Why is that important? It leads to destructive self beliefs. Everyone is smarter than I am so I’d better let them make the decisions. I’ll do what they say – they know what I should do, they’re better than me. If I depend on them I can relax and not think about anything.

In other words you give up and allow others to take control of your life. It may seem like the best thing to do . You are off the hook for everything. But is it?

You shrink, get smaller instead of growing, preventing any chance for you to develop and recognize your own wants and needs. You allow other to choose. You – give – up.

If you remain a victim you will never take control of your fate or any success you might have because it all belongs to them. Like a child others are in charge of your life.

We are responsible for ourselves – no one else is.

Turn it around and choose to find happiness.

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