We can't always avoid being used, lied to, hurt, or cheated, but we can control our response. Every self-pitying thought is a sip of poison that keeps us down by keeping a trauma alive.
Finish this sentence: "I could be happy and successful if not for ____________."
Now flip that sentence to an empowering one: "I am happy and successful because I ___________."
Do you feel a difference?
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