You Have A Victim Mentality If…

  1. You blame the system
  2. You blame the economy
  3. You blame genetics
  4. You blame circumstances
  5. You blame your parents
  6. You blame others
  7. You blame everything and anything but yourself
  8. You are passive aggressive
  9. You hold grudges and resentments
  10. You use the word “can’t”
  11. You don’t get back up when you fall down (figuratively speaking)
  12. You think life is a bitch
  13. You think the power lies outside of you
  14. Your mood is negatively affected by the weather
  15. Your mood is negatively affected by the traffic
  16. Your mood is negatively affected by other people
  17. You think your mood is inevitable
  18. You say “that’s just who I am” or “that’s just the way I am” or “I was born this way”
  19. You don’t think you can change who you are
  20. You are racist
  21. You wait for others to make decisions that you could have made
  22. You look for sympathy from others
  23. You envy others instead of evolving yourself
  24. You complain instead of doing something about it
  25. You think happiness comes from material things instead of yourself
  26. You break promises and commitments to keep your ‘personality’ (a made-up version of who you think you are)
  27. You say “I’m lazy” or “I’m too shy”
  28. You avoid problems in life instead of solving them
  29. You think the first thing that must be avoided is the embarrassment
  30. You say yes when what you really want to do is say no
  31. You say no when what you really want to do is say yes
  32. You focus on what you fear instead of what you want
  33. You fail to see the potential in yourself
  34. You use age as an excuse to do or not do something
  35. You use age as an excuse to be or not be someone
  36. You won’t make the first move
  37. You never want to risk anything
  38. You pity yourself instead of empowering yourself
  39. You pity others instead of empowering them
  40. You will avoid hearing the word “no” at all costs
  41. You use losing to justify quitting
  42. You are reactive instead of proactive or creative
  43. You think you are your feelings
  44. You think you are your thoughts
  45. You think your thoughts happen to you
  46. You take more than you give
  47. You think you “have” to instead of you “choose” to
  48. You see an obstacle as a “problem” instead of a “challenge”
  49. You say “I’m trying to make a living”
  50. You use the word “try” or “tried”
  51. You worry a lot
  52. You aim to just “get through” the repercussions of a bad experience instead of learning from it
  53. You use the word “should” or “shouldn’t”
  54. You are a passenger in life instead of the driver
  55. You look for the bad in others to justify how you feel about them
  56. You talk about other people in the stories you’re in instead of yourself
  57. You feel the need to point out people’s shortcomings
  58. You don’t think you have options
  59. You say “I’ll wait and see” instead of “Yes, I’m in”
  60. You don’t feel like you’re in control
  61. You say “it’s just one of those days”
  62. You have a hard time accepting praise or acknowledgement
  63. You don’t think you can change your story
  64. You don’t see that who you think you are is your own made-up story
  65. You are offended easily
  66. You think promises are made to be broken
  67. You take everything personally
  68. You can’t get over your past
  69. You don’t think you can create your future
  70. You do things out of obligation
  71. You try to live up to other people’s expectations
  72. You say “I don’t know” or “I don’t know how”
  73. You prefer to talk instead of act
  74. You beat around the bush
  75. You crave all the negative shit on the news
  76. You see the bad and don’t acknowledge the good
  77. You say “I just don’t have it in me”

Learn from all of your experiences, opportunities are everywhere.

Take care,

Rob Kish

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