For too many of us, we want to be the “rock”; we don’t want anyone to think we have any weakness. This means we keep our problems and struggles to ourselves, we even keep them from those we love.
We want to be strong, but at the end of the day we’re human. We go through highs and lows, and struggle with self-limiting beliefs. We tell ourselves things that hold us back from being the best men and women we could be.
These things may not be verbalized, we might not even be aware of them, but there are 10 things we have to stop telling ourselves if we want to live an amazing life.
These self-limiting beliefs are affecting us one way or another. They’re paralyzing us and keeping too many of us from even thinking about taking action on our dream lifestyle.
They’re keeping us in toxic relationships, they’re keeping us at a jobs we hate, they’re keeping us from moving to somewhere better, they’re keeping us from being the best us we can be.
We have listened to them for far too long. It’s time to get real with ourselves and stop settling in life. We only get one life to live and these self-limiting beliefs are keeping us from truly living it. Here are 10 lies that hold us back in life.
1. I’m not good-looking
You may not look like a celebrity, but you don’t have to. You’re good-looking, and you need to know that. Confidence is an attractive quality, and there is someone out there for all of us. Don’t listen to anyone that will tell you otherwise, they’re wrong.
2. I’m not smart enough
Sure, not all of us are Albert Einstein, but we don’t have to be. You may not be book smart, but you might be street smart. You may not have gone to Harvard, but you did get a degree from a state college.
You may not have even gone to college, but as long as you commit to always learn, you are as smart as you need to be. Brendon Burchard says, “An expert is a student first.” Always continue to learn and better educate yourself about the things that you need to know.
3. I can’t beat my fear
The fear of failure keeps too many of us feeling stuck. We’re afraid to even try because we think we’ll fail. Fear is a liar and a dream killer. You can’t let it win.
C JoyBell C made a great observation about fear: “Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.” (more…)