Feel sorry for yourself for just a moment, and then move on.
This week, Dr. Pilcher discusses victim thinking and how to eliminate this behavior from the workplace. Overcoming obstacles is never easy, but when we don’t let shortcomings get (and keep) us down, we become more resilient.
This episode addresses questions, such as:
- How do we change our frame of mind to break this habit?
- How can we look beyond obstacles to press on towards goals?
- How can we take specific actions to stop this line of thinking?
Only the Victim Can Save Themselves People find themselves trapped in a victim thinking mindset because there are benefits to victim thinking that feel good. For example, we want people to feel sorry for us, our huge workload, and we enjoy the feeling of empathy from others.
Learning to pause, gain a new perspective, and learn about the process can help leaders regulate their emotions, make better decisions, and respond to difficult situations in a positive way. There is a difference between reacting and responding when emotions are triggered.
At times we can all find ourselves trapped in a negative mindset or experiencing negative thoughts. We may even enjoy the attention and validation we get from others trying to help us. Have you ever considered the long-term consequences from this way of thinking? Leaving negative thoughts in the past is a choice we get to make every day.
The old saying "Experience is the best teacher" has probably never been more true than in the workplace. But what if you could learn those important workplace lessons without having to go through the pain yourself? That's the idea behind The Great Employee Handbook.