Regardless of what your current state of wellbeing is right now, you have two approaches toward its state tomorrow: you can choose the victor or victimhood route.

Life constantly throws difficulties towards us, so whether you’re fighting a cold today or you’re trying to lose weight, you have the power to choose the route of victor or victimhood.

If you choose the victor route, you take personal responsibility for your current state. Every decision you’ve made up to this point in your current state has brought you to where you are now.

If you choose victimhood, you provide excuses, point fingers, and give up your personal responsibility.

“We can show up as victims or we can show up as leaders.” —Robin Sharma

No one is perfect and we’ve all been in situations where it’s easier and more logical to point the finger the other direction. For those who are ready for a change in your quality of life, try not point the finger, but instead, take responsibility.

Being responsible for our own wellbeing is no easy task. We are constantly faced with choices that will either build up our wellbeing or tear it down.

Do you wake up early for the gym, or sleep in and say you’ll go tomorrow?

Do you choose the foods that fuel your body, or the quick fixes that may not be the healthiest?

If you decide to choose the victor route, it’s important to note that stress can be good for your wellbeing. Resistance builds strength and you can decide right now that your current stressors are there to build you into a stronger person.

Resistance builds strength in the gym. Similarly, obstacles in life can build a stronger you when you accept responsibility. When you go to the gym, you build strength by challenging yourself: by adding an extra rep or higher weights. You go to the gym to increase your resistance: resistance builds muscle in the gym and in your daily life.

Use your daily obstacles to build strength and energy to increase your quality of life.

Look at obstacles or challenges that you’re confronted with as an opportunity to take the stress and turn it into positive situation. Situational stressors can be your barbells for a higher quality of life.

Take responsibility as the person who can make the situation better and choose a victor route towards a higher quality of life!

Trent Scheidecker, DC


Trent Scheidecker, DC | ChiroWay of Woodbury | Owner & Chiropractor
Trent Scheidecker, DC frequently visited his chiropractor when he was in high school and knew the benefits he experienced were worth the time and investment to become a chiropractor. He wanted to help his community experience a higher quality of life through regular chiropractic care. In 2010 Trent founded ChiroWay in Woodbury and since that time has served over 3,000 clients. He has been named “Best of Woodbury” in Woodbury Magazine seven times. Trent has also mentored colleagues in practice and franchised ChiroWay in 2012. Today, there are 8 ChiroWay locations throughout Minnesota.

The information in our articles are not intended to diagnose, mitigate or prescribe the use of any technique as a form of treatment for any physical conditions, symptoms or diseases. Directly consult with a qualified health care professional for any chiropractic or medical advice. In addition to the benefits of chiropractic care, one should also be aware of the existence of some risks. Risks associated with some chiropractic care may include soreness, musculoskeletal sprain/strain, and fracture. In addition, there have been reported cases of stroke associated with chiropractic care. Research and scientific evidence does not establish a cause and effect relationship between chiropractic care and the occurrence of stroke; rather studies indicate that people may be consulting chiropractors when they are in the early states of a stroke. In essence, there is a stroke already in process. However, you are being informed of this reported risk.