Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself!

By Tiffany in Awareness, Happiness, Life Purpose, Manifesting Dreams, Prosperity, Success on November 28th, 2011 / 7 Comments

This article is an extract of chapter #1 in Karl Moore’s best-selling book, ‘The 18 Rules of Happiness.’

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we can never do anything wise in this world.” – Helen Keller

Oh, come on. Admit it.

We all do it every single day.

Everybody enjoys wallowing in a little self-pity. It feels great to remind ourselves how terrible the world is. How we’ve not been given the right opportunities. How people are against us. How life has been a real struggle this past year.


But here’s a true secret to happiness. And it’s probably the biggest, easiest and quickest happiness secret you’ll stumble across. Ever.

If you want to be happy – just stop feeling sorry for yourself.

Self-pity, you see, is the worst kind of emotion. It eats up everything around, except itself. Soon, self-pity is all that exists, and you’re left feeling sorry for how poorly life has been treating you.

We’ve all felt like that, right?

Maybe you feel like life has dealt you a bad hand. Perhaps you’ve lost money, family or health. It could be that you’ve missed out on so many opportunities that others have been easily granted – and you think that fate really HAS been unfair to you.

And that viewpoint might even be 100% correct.

But STOP feeling sorry for yourself.

It’s not going to help the situation. It’ll only help you to wallow in a state of apathy, playing the victim. The kind of person that things happen to, but that can’t do anything about it. By stopping feeling sorry for yourself, you can actually get on and DO something about it.

Trust me on this one. This is the biggest ever technique for putting a smile onto your face.

If you want to be happy – stop feeling sorry for yourself.

You could close this book right now and you’d already hold the wisdom of ten thousand self-development courses, and double that number of self-help gurus.

And it’s so simple. In fact, it’s worth repeating (and rewording) one more time:

Stop feeling sorry for yourself – and you will be happy.

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7 Responses to “Stop Feeling Sorry For Yourself!”

  1. Warren Says:

    I loved the article, it speaks about something we all go through at some time. If they only knew that feeling self pity brings more self pity, that never fail law of attraction. My uncle would always say there is something good in something bad, now if we looked for the good in what we thought was bad happening that caused the self pity.

  2. Laura Says:

    Great article. I often fall into the trap of self-pity. Im 25 and was diagnosed with a chronic pain illness that has greatly changed my entire life. I lost my ability to work, and carry out simple daily functions. Its difficult to be in pain everyday, and not think about what Ive lost. Somtimes I dwell on all the things i cant do, the things i miss, and its difficult not to be jealous of my friends and family who get to live with good health. BUT YOU are so RIGHT! even though this is my reality, If i spend all my time thinking about how miserable my life is, it will be miserable! im challenging myself everyday to stop thinking about these things! I still have my whole life to live, and great things that I can do and most importantly people that love me!

  3. Jill Washelli Says:

    I know I have to stop feeling self pity in order to be happy… I JustDon’t Know How to Stop! I tell myself to stop; I try to not think that way, but I’m still so unhappy and feel so bad that I can’t gey out of this depression & anxiety. Please help me. How can I change these bad destructive habits? I don’t have a life worth living when my mind is wound up do tight like this!

  4. Helena Says:

    I really want to stop feeling sorry for myself too. I guess it’s good to know that I’m not alone in this. I believe that we will be able to stop feeling that we are failures. We have to develop our way of thought. Never feel like there’s no hope. There’s always that possibility that every day will be better than the day before. We just have to believe it :)

  5. Jill Washelli Says:

    Help me, please! I haven’t been able to stop feeling sorry for myself. And guess what? I’m getting more and more depressed and anxious!

  6. David Mahoney Says:

    Jill Washelli…are you still there?

    I live in Melbourne, Australia.

    I would like to TRY to help you. I “hear” you crying out! Five months
    apart were your posts above and I hope you are O.K.!? I dfon’t know
    if this will get through to you…but if it does, please eMail me here:

    healthdave [at] live [dot] com

    I hope I will hear from you!

    Keep your chin UP!

    Kind Regards: DAVID.

  7. Jill Washelli Says:

    Hi David,
    I tried to email you at [email protected] but the email bounced back. I’d like to communicate with you. I do still need help !I’m in the USA.

    My email: jmgwash [at] gmail [dot] com

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