Just about everyone becomes a victim at some point in their life. In fact, many of us will use the victim role to avoid life, tasks, projects, or work. There are various reasons for this, depending on the type of victim you have become. If you were seriously hurt or injured, obviously, it will take a toll on you, but there are too many situations where something trivial occurs and victimhood seems eternal as it is drawn out for weeks.
– A co-worker got a promotion that you feel you should have had.
– A paper that you put months of research into has been rejected or received a bad grade.
– Perhaps you have had a rocky road with relationships, and you let this become a failure that seeps into every other aspect of your life.
– You are broke and can’t afford the same things your co-workers have.
– Your car continues to break down and you can’t afford the repairs.
Not that these situations are good, but there is a point where one must move from being the victim to becoming a victor in their life. Everyone has bad moments, we are all wronged, and we all struggle at some point. The difference is that those people who come out on top do not allow these moments to rule their life. They deal with it, struggle, and find a way to fix the problem. It may take years to fix the problem, but dwelling on it without trying to solve it will not get anyone anywhere.
Everyone has the choice of which direction their life will go. Each challenge can make or break you. You can choose to be strong, fight the situation, and overcome it, or you can wallow in self-pity. Be the victor. Do not let situations keep you from solutions.