Are you feeling helpless about a situation or a goal? That’s an experience we all had at one time or another.
Are you doubting your ability to achieve a goal or make a shift in perspective?
Do you feel frustrated and helpless at times?
So many bad things beyond your control have happened.
And when you feel like you have no control over what happens, do you tend to simply give up and accept your fate?
You are left overwhelmed, so you have stopped trying to help yourself.
Your vitality and motivation are gone.
You are discouraged. You believe that nothing you do matters.
You have lost so many times and learned to become helpless.
And now, you have resigned and become complacent, even though you could take action to help yourself.
And you begin to behave helplessly and to overlook opportunities for relief or change.
If you recognize yourself doing the above, you are dealing with learned helplessness.
Helplessness is defined as being unable to help oneself, powerless, or incompetent. Also lacking support or protection.
Learned helplessness is the conviction that your actions do not matter, that your problem has no solution. Since you have tried and failed in the past, you believe nothing you do will make a difference.