Victor or Victim?
Whining is victimhood mentality.
It's good to vent out frustration every once in a while, right? Frustration and anger are usually alerts that things aren't working or that you are in an unfair situation. Something needs to change! Most often, it's our attitude; how we perceive the situation, and what we do about it.
When you are ready to stop whining, you will be able to ...
Are you ready to drop the victimhood mentality and start winning?
It's all a mental decision.
The winners decide to drop the excuses and focus on the positive,
while the losers focus on the excuses.
Life is unfair, but God is the great equalizer. The more you focus on the positive, doing the right thing, obeying God's commands in the Bible,
the closer you are to your victory.
Stay on track to your victories! Don't let the devil steal them from you.
Philippians 4:13 (KJV)
13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
Empowering or Disempowering?
The question is do you want to be empowered or disempowered by it? Victimhood mentality is disempowering; it’s negative. It’s a weaker mentality than claiming victory. Claiming victimhood is not claiming victory. It’s a form of whining.
How do you claim an immediate victory over your situation? First, you want to take whatever that situatation is and figure out a way to turn it into a victory, right there in the middle of that low point. Whatever that feeling is...anger, resentment, fear, sadness...claim victory. You’re programming your present and future. It’s all mindset. How you view it determines the likely result.
“Whether you think you can or can’t....you’re right.”
You don’t wait for it. You claim it right then and there. Claiming victory over unfair treatment or situations doesn’t mean that you have to retaliate or hurt someone else either; the opposite is true.
Is when you can take an unfair situation, turn it around, claim victory by conquering how you view it, give it to God, and then help lift others up who are in the same situation- without inflicting anything negative on anyone else.
Matthew 5:43-48 New International Version (NIV)
Love for Enemies
43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.
I was watching a veteran TV announcer speaking with a record setting multiple world champion about what qualities are the best indicators of a future champion..... before she could answer the question, the TV announcer politely interrupted her and said she thought she knew what it was...the footwork.
While many professionals would agree, footwork is the most important talent/asset you can have and one of the best predictors of future success, this world champion agreed, but offered one more.....their attitude. She said she could watch a player ,how they move, how they walk, their posture, and fairly accurately predict whether that player would win or not.
Many times, an unranked player will nearly beat a top ranked world champion, but most of these champions have one thing in common- their ability to control their mindsets at the most critical points of the match.
She said that was the most important quality- their attitude and mindset. That combination of focus, determination, and trust determines the results. The same is true for the unranked player...if they are playing well, believe they can win, and are able to keep that same mentality to finish out the match, they can beat the top players in the world, eventually becoming one themselves.
They must have the talent, discipline, coaching, mental drive, and toughness to become champions and stay on top.