THIS IS NOT THE WAY THINGS SHOULD BE
I DON'T HAVE THE POWER (I CAN'T)
I am weak, powerless
I can't control my future
I can't adjust to bad outcomes
Overcome my impulses, chemistry, mind
I can change (lose weight, exercise, focus, etc.)
I AM DEPENDENT ON OTHERS
I am a child (or partially one)
I must have approval (so that I can "get")
I can't stand rejection
I am not worthy
I am flawed
UNDUE POWER ATTRIBUTED TO OTHER SOURCES
Thoughts are real.
Mysterious forces control me.
My mind controls me.
Other people have power over me
I am a prisoner of the past, it determines me.
My past is real, existing, powerful