In our culture today – there is a rampant “victim mentality” – and while we don’t want to take away the legitimate issues that a real victim of a crime or abuse faces – we think somehow people have used their status as victim as a cop out, or invented reasons to identify as a victim.
I have no idea who came up with the phrase “Stinking Thinking” but it’s so true.
How we think determines the direction we go.
In aviation – the term “altitude” refers to the distance you fly above the earth. The term “attitude” refers to the direction the nose of the plan is pointed. Your ATTITUDE determines your ALTITUDE.
The fastest way to change your attitude is to start changing what you think about.
That probably sounds easier than it is – but I’ve found that your brain is like a muscle – and the more you use it, the stronger it gets.
Start by determining what the truth is, and then repeat it to yourself. Outloud if you have to.
“I can do this.”
“I am not worthless.”
“I have a problem, but I’m going to beat this.”
“I don’t need that piece of pizza.”
“I have everything I need to be happy.”
Put good thoughts in.
Whether or not you are a Christian – this scripture is relevant.
Philippians 4:8 “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”