Is your mindset Martyrdom or Strategic Sacrifice?
Whether it is an epic project or event at work; a family illness; or a newborn baby (or all three at once), it’s easy to feel downright victimized by the weight of responsibility in our lives. While it is perfectly understandable that you feel trapped in this type of situation, how you perceive your actions is often the key to whether you get through it without big resentments, burn-out or a lot of drama. Martyrdom, which is defined as exaggerated suffering, is really the ultimate trap. Sometimes the way that we talk to ourselves about our responsibilities only adds to our burden.
If you are working on some big, meaningful, pressurized goals or projects, check out the chart below and see if you can catch—and stop—some of your less-helpful thinking, then re-frame your mindset for a more productive, positive outcome.
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