And I don't mean from other people, I mean your own! Victim conversations seep into our brains and keep us from doing our best work. Even the most confident and successful of us can be sidetracked by a victim conversation.
Here's the bottom line - when we play the victim, we give our power away to some one or something "out there." If you want to generate a breakthrough, get on the court and into the game.
Here's a nice post from Bryan over at Making it Count called The Victim Mentality. Check it out. Here's a wee snippet:
I would suggest that we lose more by victimizing ourselves than of facing the situation in truth and working it through for a resolution. While it’s true that taking the attitude of a victim offers us a false sense of power, control and exemption, we sacrifice our reputation in the same stroke.