When you experience an outcome how do you view that?
How about the actions you take towards a bigger picture, you see em as making a difference?
Beyond your control versus within your control + future impact is from Seligman’s view a lot to do with explanatory style, as in, how you interpret and explain why things happen to you.
Check this out…
“Learned helplessness is the giving up reaction, the quitting response that follows from the belief that whatever you do doesn’t matter. Explanatory style is the manner in which you habitually explain to yourself why events happen. It is the great modulator of learned helplessness. An optimistic explanatory style stops helplessness, whereas a pessimistic explanatory style spreads helplessness.” Seligman
Got any interpretations of you that could do with rewriting? Any stories about who you are, past, present or future that you could flip the script on?
You’ll know you’ve done it right when you feel more empowered by it.