No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

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No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Let me tell you a secret. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. No one is going to feel sorry for you and much as you are feeling sorry for yourself. So stop it, stop feeling sorry for yourself.  The fact of the matter is when you sit around feeling sorry for yourself, the more you become the victim in your own own eyes. The main reason why people start to feel sorry for themselves is because they feel stuck or because they feel as if their life or friends are passing them by. They will start to feel that life has handed them this raw deal or something bad has happened to them, and there is no way that they can move from it. No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

Everyone is getting a promotion. Everyone is getting married. Everyone is having kids, and you are in the same ole place that you were 10 years ago.  Not really doing anything much but complaining about how much your life sucks. Sitting around feeling sorry for yourself.

And do you think the people who are getting on with their lives care about how you feel about them? Do you even think that the person who has hurt you is sitting around feeling sorry for you. I hate to break it to you  but they are not. Most people are out enjoying their life not thinking about you while you are stuck feeling sorry for yourself spending all your time thinking about them.

It does not have to be that way. We cannot control everything in life but there are choices that we can  make.  And the best choice you can make for yourself is to stop feeling sorry for yourself. I am a firm believer that you cannot just sit there and watch life pass you by. It is up to you to get up, get out, and get something (see my blog here). No one owes you anything.

Remember No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

One thing that I cannot stand is when people make excuses as to why they cannot do something when they will not even try. Or people who expect other people to live their life for them. No one is going to live your life.  No one is going to sit around and care that things are not going right for you.  And even if people tell you they are feeling sorry for you, 9 times out of 10 they aren’t. They are just telling you that.  In the back of their mind they are probably thinking that your situation is controllable, so why don’t you control it.

You have more power than you think. If people do not want to help you out then you can find a way around it (Click here to read my blog for more on this topic). Some people act like they cannot go online and even fill out a simple job application and then get mad when they are unemployed and broke. Some people get mad that they cannot find a better job when they won’t even do a good job at the job they have (also check out my blog on why you are not getting a promotion). Some people want to be a lawyer and then complain when the have to go to law school.  Always complaining about the things you have to work for when every other person who wants to be a lawyer has gone to law school. But you some how feel an exception needs to be made for you. So stop feeling sorry for yourself. Do you think that you are the first person who has every struggled in life or is going through a bad time.  NO!No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

And I know what you may be saying.

Sophia, you are college educated. You do not know what it is like to go without, or be unemployed, or struggle.”

Well that is where you are wrong. When I graduated undergrad I worked at my minimum wage job that I had in college for several months before landing another job.  I applied for 10-15 jobs a day! And even in that job I landed as a Juvenile Correctional Officer, only a high school diploma was required AND although it was a salary job, it was NOT a “good paying job.”  It was a lot of hard work.  Working 12-16 hours a day, while getting cursed at and breaking up fights all day.  I hated it!

Within my career. I have had to endure pay cuts, layoffs, and being in unstable companies that went out of business.  I have had to struggle and I have gotten down and out about it but I never gave up.  Life is life, you will endure hardship and go through trails. There were times where I had the “feeling sorry for yourself” mentality but I quickly realized that got me no where.  When you are stuck feeling sorry for yourself, that is not going to get you a new job, pay your rent, or get things done around the house.

I hate and I repeat I hate when people have the feeling sorry for yourself mind set and they blame everyone for the life that they have screwed up. If you messed up your own life no one is responsible for what you have done. Your parents are not responsible, the government is not responsible, your boyfriend is not responsible….you are responsible.

Life will pass you by if you let it pass you by (Check out my blog you only get one life). You cannot control everything that happens in the world but you can control yourself. You can control whether you are feeling sorry for yourself.  You can control what you do, how hard you work, and what your goals in life are going to be (Check out my blog on how to set goals).

For every action there is an equal and opposite reactionIsaac Newton (read my blog here for more No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourselfon this topic)

Just speaking in terms of physics, I feel that if you work hard at something then eventually you will get the same type of output. Meaning that you will eventually see a fruition of your goal.  If you put in the work you will see the labor of your hard work.  And by work I mean real work.  Do not do something mediocre for five years and then wonder why you are not seeing any fruits of your labor.  If you do a bad job then you will see the results of a bad job.  If you are lazy then you will see the results from being lazy.  But eventually if you really want something out of life and you are really putting your all into it, you will see the result of that.

The thing is that many people do not want to put in the hard work. They want things to be handed to them and they want someone to feel sorry for them. I have learned that most people who are successful have failed miserably.  And not just once but they have failed a whole bunch of times.  But it was their drive and determination that lead them to that one opportunity that turned out to be an opportunity of a life time. And never once did they sit around feeling sorry for themselves expecting for something to just happen because they are them. They chose to keep working hard because they understood that that is how life works.

I hate to see anyone sit around on social media trolling their friend’s Facebook pages, asking themselves why they do not have someone else’s life (see my blog here on jealousy). And then they have the nerve to post depressing Facebook messages about how much their life sucks, how unhappy they are, or how they wish they had a life like everyone else. They tell us all how they feel sorry for themselves and then want us all to feel sorry for them as well.  I will be the bearer of bad news.  You don’t have the life like everyone else because you are not everyone else, you are you.  And if you stop being so pressed about someone else’s life and be that pressed about your life, then guess what?  Your life can be as equally awesome but in a way that is befitting to you.

Say it with me now No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

If you can take away anything from this post, remember that life waits for no one. No one is sitting around feeling sorry for you as much are feeling sorry for yourself.  No one fairy God mother is going to pop out the of the sky and make all of your dreams come true.  You have to put in some work.  You are you own fairy God mother and you have the ability to do a lot, if you are willing to take all of those negative emotions and apply toward something that will actually get you to where you want to go.

No One Feels Sorry For You, So Stop Feeling Sorry for Yourself

 

 

16 Comments

  1. I love this article. I too believe we have responsibility for our joy and happiness. If you don’t like something about your life, change it!!!

  2. This kind of makes me crack up. Don’t get me wrong your points are super valid. I am also a believer of feeling your feelings and then moving on. Sometimes you need to have a glass of wine, watch a Walk to Remember cry it out then back to it the next day. Some people have a hard time finding the middle ground between feeling their feelings and wallowing in self pity for too long. Life is going to have some dark spots, heaven knows I’ve had some, but we have to decide if it will crush us or give us more strength.

  3. Beautifully said! A therapist once told me to allow myself a moment to go through my emotions and then get up and do something productive. Life is too short to let is pass you by!

  4. This is so right on time for me. I’ve recently been basically feeling everything you mentioned in the first two paragraphs. I def. have goals and things I know would make me feel better but I feel like my crappy 9 to 5 takes up so much of my day that I can’t do all the things I need to after the fact. Almost every day I have to convince myself not to quit to follow my dreams since bill collectors won’t see that reasoning as a viable excuse for late payment. Sigh.

    • Just take one step at a time. After work, just do one thing each day that moves your closer to your goal. That way you feel like you are getting somewhere and you are taking baby steps toward your goal, and you won’t feel like you are not doing anything.

  5. I agree that many, many people don’t want to put in the effort they should. The entitlement drives me batty! We feel better about ourselves when we accomplish things anyhow.

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