Part 2 (The Loser)
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose Lyndon B Johnson
His mind is uncontrolled and undisciplined, and he doesn’t even realize it! He gives in to negative thoughts regularly and allows fears to cloud his thinking!
He shows a brave face, but lives in fear and cannot think properly due to continually giving in to negative emotions.
He comes home and sits on the sofa, with a beer in his hand, watching endless hours of TV. It doesn’t matter what it is: he allows the constant flow of negativity to fill his mind and do the thinking for him.
He doesn’t choose what to think; he doesn’t want to accept reality and is almost convinced that he cannot be happy or successful in life.
His will power has become so weak, that he accepts whatever life throws at him, without putting up a fight!
The Ideas of others very easily dissuade him. He has very few opinions that are his own. He has become lazy and comfortable in his sorry state of mind and being.
He has no clue what he wants in life. His wasted days become months and then years. He reasons that maybe his inherited genes passed on to him by parents and relatives are the reason for his misfortune. He thinks of many other ideas and concludes that it is not his fault.
He feels discouraged! He has no self-confidence. He has lost his enthusiasm and has given up and is trapped in the vicious cycle of just existing.
In such a state, he gives in quickly to fear, superstition, greed, lust, revenge, anger, pride, and laziness. He stops trying. He stops learning; he stops thinking in constructive terms. Neither he cares, always looking for the easy way out, the quick fix.
Vice becomes a way of life, drinking, and smoking in excess. He feels mentally ill and gives in to depression and becomes dependent on doctors and medicines; this breaks down his power of persistence, and he loses his ability to concentrate or focus on the things that matter. One bad habit leads to another, so he becomes tangled in a web of his vices.
In marriage, he is continually fighting. The main reason for arguments is always financial. He shows little respect, he argues, he gets angry. He fights and hurts others, gives in to lying, and still has an excuse as to why things are not as it ought to be.
If he works, he does whatever he can find. He sees no purpose, has no aims except to survive and make a living. He has accepted poverty, and his quality of life decreases as he becomes more and more bound financially and psychologically.
- Procrastination has now become his second name. There is always a reason why he cannot do what he is supposed to do.
- Everyone is to blame, except himself.
- Instead of mastering life, life has mastered him.
Without a lack of purpose in his life, he lacks power and initiative, so he continually takes the path of less resistance. Now he has a bad character, gets angry quickly, and has little control over his emotions.
He raises his voice and even screams at people and children as he gets easily frustrated. He has developed an ability to see the bad in every person and situation.
He is a jack of all trades, but master of none. He has a difficult time working in cooperation with others and repeatedly makes the same mistakes over and over; he has become intolerant and cruel.
Always expecting something from others, but unwilling to give and share. It starts many things but finishes nothing. Criticizes, without providing solutions, cannot make decisions, often is envious of those that succeed.
He is a master of instant gratification and readily spends the little he earns. He is usually in debt as he has no financial plans and gives in to excesses of food, alcohol, and other vices that cause friction and problems at home and work.
- He lives as if life is a big accident, never sitting down to decide what he wants from life and how to go about obtaining it.
- He has not learned from his mistakes, nor does he wants to.
- His blindness to his situation is the very thing that keeps him trapped in it.
Without definite purpose, he is afraid of taking risks, nor does he have a desire to break free from his indifference towards life. He has fears, so his worries come upon him.
He fails to understand that his outside world is an exact reflection of his inside world.
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