Hey folks, SEAC(R) John Wayne Troxell here, and this is your Motivation Monday brought to you by Veterans Lending Group. Do you work around somebody that is constantly negative all the time, somebody that is constantly blaming others for their poor performance? If so, then you have someone working around you that is performing victim-ism.
Victim-ism is an acquired personality trait, and it is the first cousin of professional jealousy. Those performing victim-ism will look for empathy, pity, and sympathy from their co-workers to cover up for their poor performance. They will look for others that will languish within their professional squalor to cover up that same poor performance. And last but not least, they will try to blame the negative actions on others for why they’re not an effective member of the team.
As I said, victim-ism is an acquired personality trait. And with a right amount of leadership and the right amount of mentor-ship, it can be turned into something that every organization needs in its champion-ism. Champion-ism means that people that execute that think that they can take the organization where they’re at and make it the absolute best and whatever they’re doing.
People that are practicing champion ism can look at any efficiency within the organization, they can champion at them the cells and turn it into a strength in the organization. And last but not least in a military context, those are practicing champion-ism are so confident, and so understanding of where they are on the team that they live by this attitude of “you can load this whole organization up on my back, I’ll carry you to the objective, employ it and fight and win”. And in a business context, they’ll load the whole organization up on their back, identify the competitors, outperform the competitors, and be the number one choice for their customer base.
We don’t need victim-ism in business, in the military – we need champion-ism. Be a champion! Have a great week, everybody. Boom!