Are you undervalued by your friends and family? Underpaid by your employer? Lied to by politicians, corporations, credit card companies?
Most people feel wronged, to one degree or another, on a regular basis. And no doubt they are wronged. But can you really change your friends, your family, your boss, your political leaders? Probably not. Not by much anyway.
But you can change you.
I challenge you to try this experiment for one week: Focus less on what you’re not getting, and more on what else you can give. If you feel underpaid, give some money away. If you feel unappreciated, tell someone how much you genuinely appreciate them. If you feel lied to, tell the absolute truth, not even a single white lie. Rather than habitually complaining about how you’re mistreated, talk about the positive changes you intend to make that week.
Taking clear and direct action switches your perception from that of helpless victim to that of determined problem-solver. This is where true personal strength comes from, and no friend, boss or politician can diminish this in any way.