Adapting A Greater Mindset Analysis

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Creator or Victim? Do we really have the power to control our destiny with a creator mindset? According to Skip Downing we not only have the power to better our life, but we can also destroy it with a simple attitude. In Downing’s article “Adapting a Greater Mindset”, he explains two different ways of thinking the first is called a victim mindset. Downing explains this as something that “keeps people from seeing and acting on choices that could help them achieve the life they want” (Downing pg.44). A good example of this is my sister Samantha, who gave up on life when her fiancé walked out on her and their child. Then theirs the creator mind set, which “causes people to see multiple options, choose wisely among them, and take effective actions…show more content…
He claims that even religion can give you a victim mindset by claiming it was “Gods will”, and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, I agree that according to his definition of a victim mindset, it is true. They are blaming someone else rather than taking control of their own life. On the other hand, it is not right to call out a specific belief and then go on to say that they are playing victim, because they believe their higher power will bless them. However, Downing does mention some interesting points about the inner critic, which is the internal voice that judges us. He explains how it can be a good thing, and how it can motivate us to fix our flaws and become better…show more content…
Since this incident my sister is now a single mother who works full time; she takes care of her child and live on her own without the help of others. Once she came out of her depressed state she took action and started applying for jobs and ensuring her odds by studying up on the companies and practicing on interviews. This is when her inner guide came out, which is the inner voice that seeks to make the best of any situation. She realized it was time for her to be in control and she eventually got a job after several applications. After realizing some of her faults in that relationship she started working on herself, knowing she could be better not only emotionally but also physically. She devoted two hour a day to the gym to better he health, which has paid off tremendously in boosting her self-esteem as well. Currently she has a successful career and life and is truly the creator of her
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