Frances Farmer

Don’t Let the “Victim Syndrome” Infect You

In Advice on February 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

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Learn the power of proactivity!



Just as you would clean up daily to prevent your room or house from turning into a huge mess, the same should be true for the rest of your life. As you feel a cold coming on, you should take Vitamin C to stop it in its tracks. Then you can’t complain of a cold ruining your plans for the weekend or getting in the way of doing your work. If you start to notice you’re putting on some pounds, exercising now can prevent a transformation into an 1,000 pound man/woman and a ton of self-loathing. Releasing your stress now through yoga, writing, meditation, or whatever outlet works for you can save you from unintentionally directing your anger at an innocent friend.


Being proactive in every aspect of your life can help you to avoid the negative repercussions of simply reacting to everything around you. Proactivity means being one step ahead and being prepared for what the day, week, month, etc has in store for you. Proactiveness is more effective than reactiveness because instead of being the victim of every event that occurs, you are now the wave of change. You control the shots and what’s better than being in control?




  1. […] that you are in control of your life, your feelings, your thoughts. Life doesn’t happen to you. Life is what you make it. […]

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