Hello and welcome back to Second Chance to Live my friend. I am happy to see that you decided to stop by to visit with me. Several days ago I wrote an article on making new year’s resolutions. In that article, Traumatic Brain Injury and Making New Year’s Resolutions I shared several bullet thoughts and quotes with you. In the next series of articles I plan on elaborating on what these thoughts and quotes mean to me. Let me know how these thoughts and quotes speak to you.
In life, I need to remember that there is not such thing as a happy victim.
As I have come to understand a victim is some one who believes they are trapped with in a situation, circumstance or experience. When a person feels trapped by what occurs / occurred in their lives, negative and pessimistic thinking can / may predominate their perspective. This perspective can / may lead the individual to believe that have limited options and choices. Because the individual can / may feel that they have limited options or choices, they may begin to blame what occurs / occurred in their lives.
Instead of being empowered by what occurs / occurred in their lives the individual continues to feel trapped and victimized by what occurs or has occurred in their lives.
In my experience I have found that blaming what occurs / occurred in my life does nothing to remedy the situation, circumstance or experience. Instead, of being empowered by what occurs / occurred in my life, I find myself feeling frustrated, discouraged and discontent. In my experience, I have found that by blaming my situation, circumstance or experience on something or some one I am left feeling frustrated, discouraged and with little hope.
In my experience, I have found that blaming and being a victim does nothing to enhance my life.
Instead of seeing my situation, circumstance or experience as leaving me with limited choices, I can choose to think outside the box. I can look for solutions by recognizing that I have the ability to use my power of choice. I can choose to see what occurs / occurred in my life as an opportunity to grow as an individual. I can choose to be empowered by what occurs / occurred in my life, instead of being dejected, frustrated and feeling victimized by what occurs / occurred in my life.
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