So in the last post I practically accused you of wallowing in victim-hood. And said you were in denial about it. Here’s why:
The victim mindset is probably the single most pervasive mind virus infecting the world today. You get offered at least 100 opportunities to get re-infected with this meme every day! And if you lived most of your life as a victim (as I did for 30 plus years), you’ll actually create dozens more opportunities yourself!
A couple months ago, I fell asleep in an awkward position and woke up with a sore and stiff neck. I had a game that night, so I popped a couple muscle relaxant pills and played anyway.
So the problems in my neck persisted. A couple days later, I had another game. And did the same thing. This went on for a couple months, because I am on four different teams. It finally culminated when I went to a tournament in Tampa.
By that point, I was chewing prescription strength pain relievers like they were candy, putting on Ben Gay patches and slathering myself with Icy Hot cream. I played six or seven games in that condition, and came home with two pinched nerves in my neck. (Yes of course this was stupid, but that’s for another lesson. Let’s stay with this one for now.)
Well I finally was forced to take some time off and seek help. So I went to the chiropractor, massage therapist, reflexologist, neuromuscular specialist, etc. Finally after a couple weeks I was much better.
So I decided to test it out, and played one night, taking it easy. By the time I finished, my neck was stiffening up and I was sore. So I was driving home feeling sorry for myself. I figured I came back too soon, now I had messed up all of the therapy, and I wouldn’t be able to start the season for my tournament team the coming weekend. I was in total victim mode.
Then I got to thinking…
It wasn’t strange that my neck was stiff. And it was normal to be sore after not playing for a few weeks. Maybe the soreness was just the normal stuff I would experience without pinched nerves. Which it turns out it was.
So why am I telling you all this drama?
To demonstrate that me, the prosperity teacher, the Breakthrough U dean, the guy who programs himself with positive programming constantly – could immediately slip into victim mode. And I have caught myself doing that thousands of times! And I’ve been working on this for 15 years.
So am I just projecting my issues on you? Or are you still mired in victim consciousness? We’ll find out in the next post…