THE CRAB MENTALITY sometimes referred to as crabs in a bucket or barrel, is a way of thinking and is best described as "IF I CAN'T........ THEN NEITHER CAN YOU" This metaphor refers to crabs that are trapped in a bucket and their focus is on saving oneself rather than working together to save or support the entire group.
This same analogy can be applied to human behavior, as members of a group will attempt to prevent any member from moving forward from the other members. As a result, none of the members of the group are able to excel or achieve success. This behavior can be attributed to envy, spite or selfishness.
The end result, as an individual, you become STUCK and SURROUNDED by people with the attitude of, "IF I CAN'T ...... THEN NEITHER CAN YOU". As a result, you will not be able to move forward but live a life of status quo, rather than pursuing what you want to achieve. If you are a victim of the CRAB MENTALITY, here are 3 things you can do to move forward.
1. You must BELIEVE that you can move forward and accomplish whatever you want. If you don't believe it you will not be able to move forward.
2. SURROUND yourself with positive, and supportive people. This is especially important if you have doubts. Surround yourself with people that believe in you until you are centered and have the confidence to believe in yourself.
3. You must do the WORK. Have a plan, things just don't happen by chance. Seek out the tools, resources, and support you need to help you move forward.
Know this, when the student is ready the teacher will appear! Do not allow other people to hold you back. Go forward and live the life you want!
BE THE MOST POWERFUL YOU + LIVE THE LIFE YOU WANT!