Thursday, September 20th, 2018

Victim or Victor. Which Will You Become? By Jay Abraham


jay abraham Victim or Victor. Which Will You Become? By Jay Abraham“But many – far too many – people today take the position of being
victims. Victims of the economy. Victims of bad choices. Victims of bad
luck. Victims of bad upbringing. I say…so what!

All we have, really, is today-forward! What we do with it really IS what
determines who we are, what we are, what we achieve.

You can use this infinite opportunity to grow, add value, contribute to
people and the world OR you can suck the life and emotion…and passion
out of everyone you’re around.”

~Jay Abraham

My life has taught me many things. First: We are in absolute control of
our fates and destinies. In other words, I am NOT a fatalist. If you
don’t like your life, you really CAN change it – even today. If you
don’t like your body, you really can change it – with disciplined
exercise and diet. If you don’t like your relationship, you can change
it or end it – by taking meaningful corrective action.

But most people would prefer lamenting, hoping, dreaming, remorsing or
wishing rather than doing – “whatever it takes.” I’ve observed tens of
thousands of unhappy, unsuccessful people in business and outside it.
Guess what they almost ALL have in common? Nothing! Or more accurately,
they do nothing meaningful to change their situation, circumstances or

Buying a book you don’t read or don’t implement on isn’t something you
should be proud of. Attending a seminar you don’t follow through with
isn’t any great achievement. Paying a coach or consultant for guidance
you don’t use or follow isn’t something to be proud of, either.

My good friend, football legend Fran Tarkenton, said it best – when he
said each and every day you’ve got to wrestle the “bear” to the ground
and win out. The bear is your issues, problems, challenges, hopes and

When I first got married, one of my kids got sick. I had no money, no
insurance and I had no clue. Guess what? I worked three jobs to make the
money to pay the doctor/hospital bills. In 1971 I ballooned to 205
pounds (I’m 5’6-1/2″). Guess what? I went on a disciplined regimen of
exercise and nutrition and got down to a very fit 155. I’ve had bad
marriages – I either improved them or changed them.

I’ve been in careers that looked like dead ends, and I either changed
careers, reinvented myself or found new areas of opportunity within the

It was never-ever a “piece-of-cake.” It takes critical thinking,
courage, committed/continuous forward motion and action…then usually
course correction; because the first “knee jerk” things we do don’t
always produce the desired result we want.

Most people “fold” the first time they hit resistance, a setback or
non-success…in any aspect of their lives. Is it any wonder so few people
achieve much (or any) of the life’s pleasures, payoffs and the pursuits
they say they want?

What’s my point here?

It’s nothing self-serving, I assure you. I’m NOT trying to “set you up”
for an offer. Rather I’m attempting to “set-you-up” for a better life, a
richer relationship, a more enriching career. I’m trying to tell you all
that you have always had and wanted for yourself and family, you have
today – right now at this moment and you will have it equally available
throughout the rest of your life – total, absolute and magnificent
control of almost everything you want, crave and/or don’t want and wish
to improve.

Whether you pro-act or react. Whether you initiate or contemplate.
Whether you feel victimized or “empowerized” is really…totally up to

There’s a relevant story I’d like to end on – it’s old but appropriate.

Two young Indian braves wanted to embarrass the wise medicine man in
their village. So they decided to take a small bird and hold it in their
hands behind their backs. Then they would ask the wise man whether the
bird was alive – or dead. Whichever he answered, they planned on
embarrassing the wise man. If he said it was alive – they’d break the
bird’s neck before they held it out.

So when the braves went to ask the wise man whether the bird being held
behind their backs was alive or dead, he simply replied “The answer lies
in YOUR hands.”

I conclude this “musing” with the same encouragement, admonishment and
hopeful wish — your fate, your happiness, your prosperity…your health
- it ALL lies in your hands.

I hope sincerely that you will make the absolute most of the rest of
your life. Because, my friend – you absolutely can and that’s all you’ve

Remember too – the process is what’s really exciting, fulfilling and

~Jay Abraham

Jay has been extremely successful at what he does for others. He’s produced many thousands of success stories and made Billions for others as well as millions himself. He’s spawned an entire generation of marketing consultants and experts who credit him as their primary mentor as a result of his past Protégé and Consultant Training programs. Nearly 2,000 websites reference his successful work on the Internet alone.

Jay is dedicated to growing businesses and advancing careers exponentially. He believes strongly in ethical business practices. Jay welcomes anyone who wants to build their own business or career, increase their personal wealth and add to their personal growth.

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