Growing up, my mother always taught us to be powerful, not pitiful. And while I didn’t always like hearing that as a little boy, I appreciate my mom’s wisdom in regularly reminding me that we are not victims in life. Yes, there are circumstances where you are a victim. You lose your job, you get sick, you grow up in an abusive family. The world gets some crazy virus that kills hundreds of thousands of people, closes schools, puts millions of people out of work.
All of that is real and real tough, and you still have the power to choose how you react. You choose where you go, what you do, what you say and what you will believe, because the truth is, we will all experience pain in life. We will all face issues that are completely out of our control. And we can choose to hate the world and resent everything and everyone, or we can choose a different path.
It’s this idea of choosing power and possibility over helplessness and small mindedness that I want to talk more about today.
Show Notes: https://michaelssorensen.com/podcast/e24-from-pitiful-to-powerful-breaking-free-from-the-victim-mindset/