5 False Beliefs That Prevent You From Succeeding

5 False Beliefs That Prevent You From Succeeding - The Iceberg of Success
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Negative energy is the number one thing that can bring you down and prevent you from following your heart and achieving your life's goals. But what can cause us negative energy? The problem is that most of the times, this negativity comes straight from ourselves and our inner thoughts. If you want to improve your life, then, the first thing you need to do is change some of your beliefs, in other words, change the way you think. Of course, you don't have to become a completely different person. However, 5 widespread beliefs prevent most people from succeeding. Does any of them remind you of yourself? Let's take a look:

So, five of the most common false beliefs people have is...

5 False Beliefs That Prevent You From Succeeding

1) Thinking you can actually change other people.

As a song says, people don't change when you want them to. Believing that you can make another person think and act the way you do or the way you want them to is not only utterly pointless, but it can also get you stick to people whom you are not really compatible with, as for example, the wrong boyfriend/girlfriend. Of course, there are people we truly love and we really want to keep in our lives, such as our parents, for instance. However, we still need to know that we can't change them. If you love a person enough, let them be how they want to be. If something bothers you about them, then it's you who needs to change attitude. For example, if your parents or friends are overprotective and that annoys you, then you need to find a way to become independent.

2) Thinking that your people will always understand you and be there for you.

Unfortunately, not all people can understand us and our problems. There will be hard times when very few friends will be by our side. That can be because of many reasons; because people face their own troubles too; because people don't know how to comfort you sometimes; because people think differently; or just because they don't really care about you. Whatever it is, don't hold grudges. Just move on with your life. After all, you are strong enough to solve your own problems, aren't you?

3) Thinking that only a relationship can make you fulfilled.

That's the biggest mistake a man/woman can make with their love life. Being single doesn't mean that you're lonely while being in a relationship doesn't necessarily determine that you're happy. In addition, alone doesn't mean lonely. And if you learn how to truly love yourself, then you can find a way to never feel alone again. Don't ever stay in a bad relationship just because you are afraid of loneliness. I know, it's hard at first, but after a while, you get to know all the lovely things you can do when you're single. And when you have loved yourself enough, then true love will come, and you'll be ready to cultivate a strong, healthy and trusting relationship.

4) Thinking that life should be fair.

Unluckily, life is not fair most of the times. Just imagine all the incredibly sad things that are happening in the world at the moment, such as war and poverty. Realizing this sad fact means growing up. However, this doesn't mean that we should give up on trying to make our life better. Life might be unfair, but we have the power to try to make it better day by day. You need to remember that every single day to make your dreams come true and achieve your life pursuits.

5) Thinking that you are going to fail.

Well, if you believe that you are going to fail, then how on earth will you ever succeed? Having goals means that you also have the courage to chase them. And having courage means that no matter how many times you fail, you secretly know that you'll succeed in the future. The only thing you truly need is the secret ingredient to success: and that's effort.

What are your opinions about false life beliefs? Comment below and don't forget to share!

Written by Katerina Papakyriakopoulou
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  2. Misunderstanding what success actually is: Most people struggle so hard to achieve things that everyone or their family members would consider to be ideal or a description of success, thereby ignoring what their goals are usually due to a fear of not getting others' approval and along the line, get stuck in the question of "what now?".


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