It is so easy to become a victim of your circumstance and let others or even your environment stop you from achieving success. I know, I’ve experienced this first hand myself.
The great news is that where you are today doesn’t have to be where you’ll be next week, next month or even next year.
Takings risks, and not letting fear stop you is what you need to focus on.
Here are five ways to avoid being a victim of circumstance:
Develop positive self-talk.
Instead of allowing negative thoughts to play like: “this is what you deserve,” and “this all you’ll ever have” or “you’ll just have to live with your circumstances.” Talk positive words over your life and empower yourself by telling yourself how great you are and that this is just a step back for a step up for better things to come.
Hang around people who are more successful than you.
If you want to create new and better opportunities in life, choose friends who are more successful than you. People who are always searching for ways to maximize their creativity and potential. My mother would say to me growing up, “Show me your friends and I’ll tell you who you are.” Association is everything.
No Excuses. The power of self-discipline.
When life gives you lemons, you make lemonade. No matter what you have or where you are, make the best use of your circumstances. The key is to start immediately with what you have at your disposal. “Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.” ~ Arthur Ashe
Self-confidence is the key to success.
Without self-confidence, you can’t succeed. Why? If you don’t believe in you, who will? To succeed, you must first believe that you can succeed. Do that, and you have won half of the battle!
Grab every opportunity that comes up.
When opportunity knocks, throw open the door and grab it with both hands and don’t let go. I have found that opportunities can be rare and often far between, so when you come across an opportunity, don’t miss it! Don’t hesitate! And, don’t doubt your own ability! Seize the moment!
Now it’s your turn. What do you think? Have you been a victim of your circumstance? Can you apply one of the above ways to avoid being a victim of your circumstance?