You must shift from just trying to survive things to being an overcomer! What is an overcomer?

Overcome: to succeed in dealing with a problem or difficulty—to prevail over or defeat an opponent.

Too many of us don’t overcome. We end up in a vicious cycle of going from bad season to bad season. We have some good times, but too often we experience hard times.

One reason for this is our belief system, because nothing will cause a bad season to last longer—or make it worse—like having wrong beliefs about that bad season.

Here’s 4 wrong beliefs about our hard times:

• It’s because you did something wrong, and you’re being punished.
• It’s because you’re cursed or destined to suffer.
• It’ll never end.
• Your circumstances are always stronger than you.

And because we can’t seem to escape these hard times, our only remedy is to complain about it, because we believe sympathy from others will help.

Little kids cry because they want sympathy. People whine online because they want sympathy. You don’t need sympathy. Here’s why:

• Sympathy reinforces a victim mentality.
• Sympathy makes you a vacuum.
• Sympathy “strengthens” your weakness.
• Sympathy justifies staying where you are.

Sympathy means you want something from the outside to ease your pain, but the true healing you need comes from “overcoming”—and that comes from within.

Your hard times are probably the best classroom for you to learn how to create a better, stronger you, but you’ll actually make things worse if you’re constantly leaning on other people.

The point is that you MUST become stronger, and without resistance, it’s hard to build strength. Life’s difficulties are your best source of resistance!

Think of what happens to you when you overcome something:

• You get stronger.
• You get more confident.
• You’re less afraid and doubtful.
• You start attacking other areas.

When you overcome things, you will experience an important shift in your mindset. You’ll go from someone who’s just trying to survive things to someone who deliberately attacks and achieves things.

THIS is the big shift we want to see in you, and THAT is the purpose of personal development, or self-improvement.

That’s what I’m discussing in this week’s 5-message series, Overcomer: How to Deal with Hard Times. This is all shown in my Life Domination Online Coaching Group, but I always show the first episode on my website.

If you’d like to join my Life Domination Online Coaching Group, you can learn about it here. It’s only $19.97 per month, and that provides you access to all the videos—as well as the archives of past teaching series—as well as an invitation to the private Facebook group where the videos are shown.

The best part is that you’ll be in that private group along with me and other committed people just like you. I can’t begin to tell you how encouraging it is. You’ll receive the daily support you’re looking for to help you create your best life.

C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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