Are you the Victim or the Victor?
Have you ever run a sales appointment and didn’t sell it, or know someone who has been in that position? Ever hear this - it wasn’t my fault, they couldn’t afford it, they didn’t understand, they want to think about, etc.?
Is that any different than when you or someone else makes an excuse for not following through, not finishing, or not succeeding? Obviously not. What these excuses have in common are the victim mentality, and they’re all BS excuses - nothing more.
The victim mentality aims to place blame everywhere except where it belongs, squarely on the victims shoulders. The reality is if you or anyone has any involvement then they or you are responsible for the results and outcome. You can place blame and deflect all you want, but at the end of the day, you’re playing the “poor me I’m the victim card.”
In life you get to choose whether you’re going to be the victim or the victor. The victor accepts 100% responsibility for everything in their life. They know that if they are involved, they have the ability to influence and make a difference. If they fail to succeed they don’t blame others. They self-reflect opposed to self-absolve.
Victors don’t blame lost sales on others. They find their mistakes and fix them. They don’t blame their weight on others and the fast food restaurants. They go out exercise, make smarter food choices and take responsibility for their future. They don’t blame their financial situation on the economy. They go out, step up and find a creative alternative.
Being a victim is your choice. Being the victor is also your choice. It’s not a fine line. It’s a very defined solid line. It requires character on your part. So, do you have the character to be the victor, not victim? Here’s a huge secret to your success - get around other victors. They’ll show the way.
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