You Are The Victim Or A Creator Analysis

961 Words4 Pages
Why is it that some people blame others, while others blame themselves? According to the longstanding college professor, Skip Downing, the answer to this problem lies in his definitions of two roles that we all play: Creators and Victims. From his book, On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, Downing believes, in essence, that Creators are people who often snatch control of their destiny to create the outcome they wish it to be. They understand that they have the control to live the satisfying lives they pine for. Victims, on the other hand, are the exact opposite of that. They are the kind of people who fall into holes that they are adamant that they did not fall into by themselves and are oblivious to the ladder…show more content…
David Mirman asks the reader, “Do you think like a Victim or a Creator?” He recounts a story of two students who don’t have their textbooks. The first blames the bookstore for not having it, and that’s that. The second one, however, did not blame anyone. She went to great lengths to try and find the book. She called a nearby bookstore to ask if they had it and when they said no, she called even more college bookstores in her region. Eventually, after finding out that no one carried the book, she ordered it online and bought a used one. She used the saving from buying it used to have it shipped in two days to her. What is so clearly illustrated here in this story was the difference between a Victim and a Creator. Mirman suggests to his students that “Rather than continuing as a Victim, resolve to become a Creator.” It is a message that resonates immensely with my…show more content…
I have decided to be the first person in my family to graduate college and join the Air Force through determination, patience, and honesty. To graduate college, I do my best and better in all my classes. When extra credit opportunities pop-up, I’ll seize them. I’ll find or create a study group and I’ll find the time to study when I’m not busy. When I know I can produce a better essay, I’ll rewrite another one. I’ll use writing tools like Grammarly, PaperChecker, and any others I find useful. From here on out, I’ll scrutinize every aspect of my life and identify what I can improve. I’ll teach myself to not procrastinate and take the initiative in situations. I’ll learn to socialize with people, and I’ll learn to better take care of myself. I will achieve all of this to be a Creator. It is who I yearn to be and who I will
Open Document