The Unhappy Majority

The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence by Dr. Robert Anthony


“Resignation to mediocrity has become a way of life. As a result, feelings of inadequacy cause people, quite humanly, to blame society, other people, circumstances, and surrounding conditions for their failures and disappointments. The idea that people and things control their lives is so thoroughly ingrained in their thinking that they normally will not respond to logical arguments that prove otherwise.”

Do outside circumstances control your destiny? Do things happen to you or do you cause things to happen?

“William James, the eminent philosopher and psychologist, once observed that, “The greatest discovery of our age has been that we, by changing the inner aspects of our thinking, can change the outer aspects of our lives.” Wrapped up in this brief statement is the dynamic truth that we are not victims, but co-creators in the building of our lives and the world around us. Or, as another sage puts it, “We aren’t what we think we are, but what we think, we are!””



Have you been victim to everything around you? On a scale of 1-10 have you been taking responsibility or being the victim?

If any, in what area of your life can you STOP being a victim?


Quotes from: Dr. Robert Anthony, The Ultimate Secrets of Total Self-Confidence (New York: The Penguin Group, 1979), pages Introduction 15-16.

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