When I am at my worst, I consider the constraints in my life with the mindset of a victim. (“This is terrible! I don’t have x! I cannot do y!”)
Two things help break this cycle:
First, I realize that many other people have the same constraints that I do.
Second, I realize that many of these people with the very same constraints are thriving.
I escape from my impoverished mindset when I ask: Why are these people thriving? Can I do the same?