The difference between being a survivor and being a victor is a mentality, or perspective. "Your perspective determines your reality"
How you think about yourself, others, and the world you live in, will shape your perspective and inevitably shape your life. The good news is you can change your perspective at any given moment, and therefore change your life. For example, just surviving and being victorious are worlds apart. By definition, a survivor merely exists, remains usable and functional, and simply copes with life in a shroud of obscurity. A survivor often views themselves as a victim, often wears their badge of survival as an ever present reminder of their struggle, and are often content to live out the remainder of their days with this label - unwilling and sometimes unable, to see themselves any other way.
A victor on the other hand, is a winner, a conqueror, battler, fighter, and overcomer. A victor has defeated their adversary and will not look back. Victors are often aware of greater truths and are not afraid to stand strong - even in the midst of great opposition. They are people who are victorious by force will not shrink back or hide. They are also people who know exactly who they are and are secure in their identity. Being victorious demands that your life become visible. Visible to yourself first and foremost, (who are you and what does your life count for?) and then potentially visible to others (who is this person and how can I be victorious like them?).