Aug 3, 2020
Are You a Victim or are you a Person of
Exploring Our Post-Pandemic Mindset and
Changing it for Good
"Something bad happened to me!" We can
process the emotion in the best possible way.
We all have a person of action and
a victim inside of us.
When a problem comes, we can blame
But if we choose to become a person of
action we decide this is OUR problem.
Making the shift out of the default
victim to the transforming Person of Action.
- Notice when you're taking the victim role. The clues can
show up in your body: tensed jaw, tight shoulders, upset stomach,
etc. Coping with stress can also show up in eating junk food and
treats. Maybe you're looking outside of yourself for a solution or
begin blaming others. Instead ask yourself "How can I move
- Be vulnerable. Share how you're feeling with a
significant other. "What am I going through right now?"
- Ask better questions. "What does this make possible?"
"What would someone I admire do in this situation?'
What are we responsible for? There are
things outside of our control but we have control over a lot if we
change our perspective. We can take some action and take a
Our Amazon products were deemed
non-essential and our income was on hold as a result of
Example of unhelpful, victim questions:
"Why? Why me? Why is this happening? Why is this happening to
We had to accept our situation
because there was nothing we could do about it.
Our Airbnb was also shut down as U.S.
travel came to a halt.
We were victims of the pandemic, losing
Maybe you too are in the middle of a
trying, difficult circumstance. It's still possible to make
progress while frustrated. Grieve with personal responsibility.
Acknowledge the emotion and also ask "What's my next step?"
Bad things happen in life and we respond
to it in the most honoring way to yourself and the people around
We'd love to hear from you!
How have YOU overcome a victim
mentality? How have you been a person of action?
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Overcome difficult circumstances. Choose
to be grateful. Take positive action.