Are you a victim?

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Are you a victim?
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Mon, 08-22-2011 - 10:26pm

Looks like a lot got lost in this thread during the board change over so I edited to included these...hope it takes!

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/10/09/how-to-break-out-of-a-victim-mentality-7-powerful-tips/

“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.”
Richard Bach

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.”
Steve Maraboli

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”
Steve Maraboli

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.

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Registered: 08-18-2008
Mon, 08-22-2011 - 10:32pm

Here are some other great quotes:

It is only a step from boredom to disillusionment, which leads naturally to self-pity, which in turn ends in chaos.
Manly Hall

Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.
Helen Keller

"Each day is a special gift from God, and while life may not always be Fair, you must never allow the pains, hurdles, and handicaps of the moment to poison your attitude and plans for yourself and your future. You can never win when you wear the ugly cloak of self-pity, and the sour sound of whining will certainly frighten away any opportunity for success. Never again. There is a better way."

Og Mandino

Self-pity will parch your attitudes, it will paralyze your abilities, and it will putt off your achievements. It prohibits excellence and prevents expansion.

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.

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Registered: 06-22-2011
Tue, 08-23-2011 - 9:44am

Great addition to the healing library, E1!

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Registered: 08-18-2008
Wed, 10-26-2011 - 2:51pm

Dowen da bump, to bring this post back to the front!

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.

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Registered: 08-18-2008
Mon, 11-05-2012 - 1:30pm

Looks like a lot got lost in this thread during the board change over.

Here is the link to the article:

http://www.positivityblog.com/index.php/2009/10/09/how-to-break-out-of-a-victim-mentality-7-powerful-tips/

“If it’s never our fault, we can’t take responsibility for it. If we can’t take responsibility for it, we’ll always be its victim.”
Richard Bach

“You are not a victim. No matter what you have been through, you're still here. You may have been challenged, hurt, betrayed, beaten, and discouraged, but nothing has defeated you. You are still here! You have been delayed but not denied. You are not a victim, you are a victor. You have a history of victory.”
Steve Maraboli

“The victim mindset dilutes the human potential. By not accepting personal responsibility for our circumstances, we greatly reduce our power to change them.”
Steve Maraboli

Whether you think you can or you think you can't you are probably right. A parrot can repeat what it has learned but the mark of true intelligence is applying what is learned.