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7 Toxic Beliefs to Let Go Of Right Now (If You Want to Be Happy)


By Kye | Keep Inspiring

Our beliefs are among the most powerful forces in our lives.

They shade our perception and color how we see the world. They motivate us to act a certain way.

Sometimes they hold us back from taking action when we should.

While many beliefs have the power to change our lives for the better, many of us have toxic beliefs we cling tightly to—beliefs we may even have been taught are positive and healthy.

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Sometimes we are not even aware of these pernicious assumptions and values—yet they are shaping our lives day by day in unhealthy ways. They hold us back from reaching our potential, and prevent us from finding our happiness.

Here are seven toxic beliefs to let go of right now to be a happier person…

1. History always repeats itself

It’s understandable to assume that what you have experienced in the past is indicative of what you can expect in the future. It’s data, after all. Recognizing data and interpreting it is one of the basic gifts of human intelligence that helps us not to repeat mistakes. But oftentimes we misinterpret data. We pull it out of context, and we allow our emotions to cloud our perception. We don’t expect the good times to repeat themselves, but we do expect the worst times to come back again and again like a bad penny.

This is also a toxic belief when it comes to our relationships. How many times do you find yourself rehashing the same issues again and again with a girlfriend or boyfriend, a spouse or a friend? All too often it is because we go into encounters expecting history to repeat. So we create a self-fulfilling prophecy, reliving the dramas of our past.

2. I’m too different to fit in

How often in life do you hold back from sharing your gifts because you are convinced that you are just too different to fit in, and that nobody wants them? This may be something else where you feel like the past will reflect the future. Maybe somebody didn’t accept you in the past at home or in school or at work. But that doesn’t mean that nobody will accept you now.

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You may be different, but it could be that there is a community out there just waiting for you to add your uniqueness. You never know until you try. And if you do, you can be the one to start welcoming others who may feel that they are too different.

3. I don’t deserve happiness.

Just as many of us internalize the feeling that we are too different to be loved, some of us also internalize the belief that we do not deserve to be loved or be happy. But if someone has told you that you do not deserve happiness, no matter what their reason or who they are … they are wrong. You are a special, wonderful person who has so much to give to others. If you are true to yourself and live from your heart, you deserve to be loved for just who you are.

4. Jealousy means my relationship is strong

Everyone experiences at least the occasional bout of jealousy—jealousy is the fear we are going to lose something because of what somebody else has. And for many of us, it has a basis in previous experience. But our culture tells us that jealousy is good, that it is a sign that a relationship has a strong core—otherwise you wouldn’t feel so passionately at the thought of losing someone.

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Really, though, jealousy is a toxic belief that draws its fuel not from the strength in a relationship, but from our own insecurities and weaknesses. Worse, it can lead to real damage in a relationship. Here’s some quotes about relationships.

If you fear losing someone, it is a good idea to ask yourself why. Sometimes there is a real problem in the relationship you need to confront. Other times, you just have to confront the other toxic belief that you are not worthy of being loved. Either way, trust is what makes your relationship strong, not fear of loss.


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  1.' Mark Clopton says:

    The unexamined belief is not worth holding.

  2.' Janice Crow Fisher says:

    That we don’t matter to God and that He’s not even aware of us.

  3.' Angie Diop says:

    Camesha Jo read this

  4.' Marie Sanders says:

    A good read !

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