Self-Defeating Self-Pity

Hellen Keller said that if we yielded to self-pity, we could never do anything good in the world.  Helen Keller.   Now if anybody had room to feel sorry for themselves, it seems like that would be her.

Everybody’s human. I have my moments of self-pity and whine a little. However, she was right. All the time that people spend feeling sorry for themselves or carrying around a chip on their shoulder is time pretty much wasted. They never get back that time, and it’s a hard habit to break.  Feeling sorry for themselves turns into excuses to do nothing, to not even try, to not bother. Once I accept my own excuses about why I don’t need to do anything that day, I pretty much don’t get anything worthwhile done that day.

Bad things happen.  I’m not denying that.  But feeling sorry for myself, beyond just the occasional moment, would defeat myself before I began.  So don’t let self-pity rob you of your potential.

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