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Idea Exploration: Avoiding the Martyrdom Mindset for a Balanced Life

Chronicles - 11

  1. Iron Insights

“Empathy without boundaries is self-destruction."

- Unknown

While empathy is a valuable trait, over-identifying with someone’s suffering, especially when it forms their identity, can lead to emotional exhaustion and a skewed perception of life’s realities that skews your ability to lead effectively.

  1. Forge Forward

"Don't spend too much time around someone whose primary way of engaging with life is as a martyr. When suffering becomes your identity, you only see the hard parts of life."

- Adam Grant

  1. Radical Curiosity

Can you compassionately engage with individuals who have a martyrdom mindset while safeguarding a balanced and positive outlook on life?