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25 Ways to Kill Your “Victim Hood” Mindset And Become Self-Reliant. (Thread)
Self-reliance is the ability to use your own powers, ideas, skills and resources without the help of others.

It’s a fundamental part of independence.
Increase Self-Reliance with these 25 ideas:
1. Take Responsibility.

One of the key features of self-reliance is taking responsibility for your thoughts, actions and words.

Don’t point fingers and look in the mirror.
2. Stop Blaming Others.

Instead of whining and complaining about being a victim, leave the past behind and move forward in the best way you can with the situation as it is.
3. Stay Informed.

Stop parroting the taking points you hear on TV or from your friends.

Do your own research into the issue and form your opinion.

It’s easier to be self-reliant if you’re aware of the truth.
4. Investigate Solutions On Your Own.

Stop asking everyone to help you of give your the answers.

This is weakness personified.

Spend time investigating how to solve the challenge on your own instead of immediately asking others for help and advice.
5. Avoid Expecting Others To Rescue You.

Your family and friends may not always be around to save you.
Figure out how to climb out to the hole you dug for yourself.

This is what adults do.
6. Look For Opportunities To Learn.

Find someone who has already done what you’d like to do and learn from the.

You can build self-reliance by constantly seeking out new skills and activities that will provide learning experiences.
7. Take Your Head Out Of Your Ass.

Observe the people and things going on around you and use your brains to get a better handle on what’s really going on on the world.

Observation provides valuable lessons about life.
8. Create Goals.

Goals help you narrow down your focus and give you the chance to work toward an idea that makes you more self-reliant and successful.
9. Be Decisive.

Instead of being a weak minded blob and allow others to make your decision, investigate the pros and cons of your options, seek additional knowledge if necessary, and then choose the best option for you.
10. Avoid Expecting Challenges To Magically Vanish.

Challenges don’t disappear on their own.

Instead of sitting there on your ass and waiting for someone else to fix them, get use and take the initiative and find solutions.
11. Learn To Manage Your Reputation.

Avoid waiting for others to praise or criticize you.

Instead, learn to manage your own reputation by admitting mistakes and sharing your successes.

Don’t let bad situations spin out of control.
12. Learn How To Network.

You’re never going to get ahead unless you grow a network of like minded people.

Networking provides you with valuable ideas, suggestions, and points of view, but it doesn’t make you dependent on others.
13. Create A Mentally Tough Self-Reliant Mindset.

Focus your thoughts on things that move your forward and rid yourself of the ones that hold your back and stop you from taking responsibility.

Mental toughness is the key to your success.
14. Manage Your Own Finances.

Your family members don’t want to pay your bills and you shouldn’t let them.

Set a budget, live within your means, and don’t get into debt.

Debt makes you a victim with few options.
15. Create Something.

Whether you make a paint a picture, cook dinner, build web sites, or coach a team the process of creation can boost your confidence and make your more self-reliant.

You gotta do something.

Pick an activity you like and make something of it.
16. Learn To Entertain Yourself.

Find activities that keep you interested and occupied that don’t rely on others to be involved.

Learn to be lonely and do something that keeps your mind occupied.
17. Stop Complaining About Everything.

Stop being the one that finds the fault or negatives in every situation.

Grow up, seriously.

Instead, see the positive things around you and focus your attention on them.
18. Avoid Being A Needy Child.

There’s nothing more annoying than someone who’s needy.

Instead, focus on gratitude, adding value, and being of service to others.

The quickest way to end relationships is by being a needy child.
19. Handle Your Own Tasks.

Stop being lazy!

If you’re physically capable of handling your own tasks, then use them as an opportunity to get exercise and become more self-reliant.
20. Take On New Challenges.

Do something that challenges your mind, body, and spirit.

Let it scare the crap out of you.

This will lead you into new territories and help stretch the limits of your resilience.
21. Learn To Be Happy Alone.

Don’t rely on others to be happy.

It’s not their responsibility.

Only you can make you happy.

Figure out how to do it.
22. Reject Negative Influences.

Protect your developing self-reliance by declining anything that pushes you toward dependence.

Negativity keeps your mind reliant on more and more negativity. It feeds your mind and reinforces your negative attitude.

Avoid that.
23. Monitor Your Emotions.

Recognize your feelings and choose appropriate responses without waiting for someone else to acknowledge them first.

Don’t let them control you.
24. Find Internal Motivation.

Find things that inspire you to persevere despite challenges.

This is the spark that gets you moving towards your goals and gets your mind creative.

Keep moving forward.
25. Accept That Change Takes Time.

It doesn’t happen over night, so don’t give up when you have setbacks.

Becoming self-reliant is a process.

Take it one step at a time.
Practice these actions and you’ll no longer feel like a victim, blown back and forth by the storms of life.

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