Have you ever wondered why something bad ever happened in a person’s life, it is because they play the victim’s role instead of wising up and becoming a Creator. Skip Downing describes both a creator and victim in a well thought out piece. A victim is a person that blames everyone for all the bad things that happen in their life. Instead of accepting responsibilities for their mistakes they try to find a way out. A creator is a good, whole hearted person that brings new life into all situations. They try to think of the most positive outcome. A victim and a creator have two different mindsets, and they have different characteristics that makes them who they are (Downing ). My son’s father Derrick plays the role of a victim. He blames …show more content…
She would say “I don’t mind watching him, it’s no problem”. She thinks of a positive outcome to every situation. She is very inspirational. She says “I want to see you succeed in life, and be the very best mother that you can be too Nehemiah”. She gives me advice on all kinds of situation and how her life was affected by that same problem. She does not judge a person based on how they act or how they look. She is open and kind to any and every one she meets. She will give me the clothes off her back just to make sure I am successful in life. She defends me when she says “you are a very good mother, you do stuff that wouldn’t no one would had thought was that serious”.
I will adapt a creator mindset by making sure that I get all my work turned in on time. I will not use me being tired from working the night before or staying up with my son as an excuse as to why I can’t get my work done. I normally blame the fact that I don’t have a computer is the reason why I can’t get my work done. I will study more when I am not doing anything other than just laying down and relaxing. I will go the extra step to get my work done, like I will go to the library on my days off or stay after school and work with my teacher. I normally get embarrassed to ask questions, so instead of asking I deal with the mistake and don’t get help. I will ask the teacher for help if I need help and not let nothing hold me back. Whenever
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People make choices in life either good or bad to succeed or to be a failure. Today I will be explaining the differences between a creator and victim some things you should know about the two. A creator is a person who leads not follow. A person who wants to take their dream to turn it into a reality and that can change the world. Victims do more of the opposite. Victims make bad choices that can get them into a lot of trouble that can lead there career goals going downhill. Victim also fails to understand the word trying and I can. Victims are quick to give up on life and other goals they had and lean on the negative side and make the wrong decisions. In this essay I will give you examples of a creator and victim also a peak of my mindset
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She seemed to know everything. Anytime I had a perplexing question I knew she would know what to tell me. Her wisdom spanned several subjects. Everything from the textbook things they wanted me to learn in school, to the life lessons that there are no textbooks for. She taught me by example. She showed me that it was just a waste of my time and energy getting mad, upset, angry or so irate that I allowed myself to be controlled by my emotions. She was always calm, patient, and even tempered when faced with people who were less than pleasant to be around. I learned from watching her deal with people that being nice never fails. And I learned from watching her deal with the situations life would present that as long as you gave everything you had to give and never quit, you could never be beat.