The world isn’t out to get us, we are. The way that we think, the way that we behave, they’re all pointing you in a direction opposite of your goal.
We are in control of our circumstances despite popular belief. The level of energy that we place into our crafts, into our lives, directly affects what we get out of it.
With that, this post will discuss the effects of a victimized mindset and how to overcome them.
We limit our possibilities
We tell ourselves that we are unable to do certain things because someone (the government and the white man are the main ones) is out to stop us.
In all meanings of the word, we become self-induced victims.
We no longer want to reach because we are afraid of getting shot down. Fear, it overcomes us and seeps into every single one of our actions.
They cast everything in a negative light
We all discuss happiness but fail to realize that we are the only things that can make us happy. No outside force has control over our happiness (external locus of control), we do.
Those who believe that the world is out to get them are unable to see things for what they are and frown on every possible positive action that could take place.
They love misery and seek to attract all others who seem to even have a remote interest in them; this attraction can ruin your life (if you aren’t the one doing the attraction).
I’ve seen way too many people get sucked into someone’s whirlpool of negativity this way, don’t allow it to happen to you.
To stop this;
Take the shades off
If this is you, all that it takes to see life for what it is is to take the shades off. You have to see that you are the one causing the bad things to happen to you (even if it wasn’t technically you).
Speaking from a purely career-driven point of view, there are various ways to improve our situations, we just have to open your eyes to the opportunity. i.e. Stop using the same ways to make money as everyone else and expecting a different outcome.
Understand that you have control
You have control of your life (for the most part). Do not see every obstacle that presents itself as another way for the man to keep you down.
Rather, see them as something new to overcome and defeat. WE are the only thing stopping US, literally.
Stop blaming the world for your problems.
If you want to get anything out of life, you have to accept what you have and work to find a way to amplify your reach.
Okay, you were born without being able to do a certain thing or were placed at a disadvantage in a certain mental respect. You can still make things work, you just have to find out how.
No one is going to listen to your complaining, all that they want to hear is how you’re going to make things work. There are way too many people in this world taking advantage of their shortcomings for you not to.