Fear of Facing the Truth (or the victim mentality)
'Why do these things always happen to me?' This question is a sure sign that the victim mentality is at play. In your circle of friends and associates you probably see examples of the victim mentality more than you realize. A friend who continuously goes for 'bad boys' then wonders why she keeps getting hurt. A mate who complains he's badly done by at work, but has said the same thing about his last three jobs. Or the person who whinges about always running late, and blames the government: not enough public transport, poor roads, too much traffic. When someone believes that external factors are responsible for their dissatisfaction and that someone else is to blame for the position in which they find themselves, they are embracing the role of the victim. Believing themselves to be powerless to change their circumstances, frustration, anger, confusion or distress is directed outward, and onto any target other than themselves. Victims waste time and energy living in the past. Successful people take responsibility for their share and focus on their personal power to change the situation. Which fear is holding you back? Name it, say good-bye and watch your fulfilment flourish!