In order to rise to our greatness, we must be willing to address times in our life when we have felt unappreciated, overlooked, unrecognized or when we weren’t acknowledged in the way we wanted to be.
Did you know that any time we are hurt, offended, blaming, frustrated, angry, or even when we feel attacked, criticized, stupid or abandoned, we are experiencing symptoms of The Victim Addiction?
So how can we get out of The Victim Addiction and experience life to our full potential?
The solution is simple. It begins by believing we have the power to make things better.
Yet sometimes, even when we have made strides forward, we may not feel like things are better.
In fact, I can have all the skills to create an amazing life, but if I don’t feel like I’m successful, I can sabotage everything I’ve accomplished. This occurs because what I know and how I feel are two different things.
Have you ever thought about the difference between what you know to be true and what you feel to be true?
What we know comes from the rational mind. The rational mind is the processing center of the brain and will assist us as we logically plan, strategize and prepare to create productive results.
How we feel comes from the emotional mind. The emotional mind does not think or comprehend our current reality. It is protective and always on guard for danger but cannot differentiate between real danger and perceived danger.
The emotional mind is extremely powerful because it has more neural connections than any other portion of the brain. This power will have a substantial influence over our thoughts, feelings, attitudes and beliefs.
Understanding how to harness the power of the emotional mind will give us the drive and determinant needed to succeed.