The saying that you can be your own worst enemy isn’t a lie. Speaking from my own experience I’ve been a victim of self-sabotaged numerous times and it took place in the way of being belittled, talked out of opportunities, and ridiculed. Things got to the point where I felt so defeated that I didn’t want to do anything but what I was required to do. After a while of feeling this way and hearing the concerns of those around me I knew that I had to find a way to get out of my victim mindset.
For last couple of years in particular this has happened more often, but this year I’ve refused to continue to living this way. The first goal that I wrote out for my this year is to speak positivity over myself daily. As I reviewed the mindset that I had it hit me that my year was consumed with being a victim. Similar to how a child gets bullied in a hallway and pushed into a corner, in my mind I was in a corner and getting pushed by me. The only thing was that instead of fight back I was closing my eyes and trying to block the bows with my arms covering my face.
Recently I heard a man say that a person can’t expect their tomorrow to be different if their still carrying around the mindset they had yesterday. Meaning in my case I can’t expect to progress and for life to get better when inside I’m beating myself you and feeling that I’m not worthy of something better. In order to have the best we all have to work for it; and when times get hard we can’t curl up in a ball, start doubting ourselves, and play the victim. We have to have faith in the fact that we can do it and will succeed in one way or another.
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Our thoughts and words have power and they can determine not only what we think but how we feel and what we pursue. By submitting to the negative then we are subjecting ourselves to defeat. I learned that committing myself to the positive thinking not only helps me achieve more but also my true potential.