Over the course of your life time you may have developed a set of beliefs based on what others have told you.  The problem is, many of these beliefs aren’t true.  This beliefs ends up hampering your potential and holding you back from the life you’re meant to live.

To set yourself free you must first begin by exposing this lies, here are just but a few.

Happiness is about getting what you want – Happiness isn’t about getting what you want; it’s about wanting what you’ve got.  Happiness is not a goal, it’s a by-product of living well in each moment. To be happy doesn’t mean you don’t desire more, it simply means you’re thankful for what you have and patient for what’s yet to come.  So appreciate today for all it’s worth with the little things that makes life worth living.

There is a perfect relationship – Your spouse is not perfect, you aren’t either, and the two of you will never be perfect.  But if you can make each other laugh once in awhile, and both admit to being human and making mistakes, your relationship is something special. So smile when they make you happy, speak up when they make you mad, and miss them when they’re gone.  Perfect love doesn’t exist, but true love does, and it’s worth the effort.

It’s a waste of time to dream. – The greatest gifts are those invisible to the eyes but felt deeply by the heart.  Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be discovered; you just have to dream big enough to discover it.

Comfort and safety is all you need – The truth is all growth begins at the end of your comfort zone.  Sometimes life is about risking it all for a dream no one can see but you. A ship can be safe at the harbor but that’s not what it’s made for. Venture beyond your comfort zone and you will start to see great impacts in your life.

To be brave is to not be afraid –The truth is, the only time you can be brave is when you are afraid. Being brave is when you do something, regardless of your fears, because you know it’s the right thing to do.  In other words, you are afraid to do it because there are unknowns, but then you go ahead and do it anyway.

Being strong means not feeling pain – The strongest people are the ones who feel pain, accept it, learn from it, and fight through it.  They turn their wounds into wisdom.  It’s all about having the courage to take a break, to shed a tear, to dust yourself off, and then to get back in the ring to fight like you’ve never fought before.

You are entitled to certain things in life – People sometimes get misled to have a sense of entitlement because they believe they are owed something based on the social role they have chosen. Nothing in this world is promised.  Regardless of your chosen role in all your relationships and walks of life, you only get what you openly negotiate, and work for, nothing more.

It’s already too late. – Nothing is too late until your last breath. Things can change if you want them to, at any age.  Right now you can choose differently and make something new happen.  Think, work, and climb if you have to, move your life forward. It’s never too late to be what you want to be.

Alone means lonely. – ‘Alone’ doesn’t always mean lonely, and ‘relationship’ doesn’t always mean happy.  Learn to appreciate your own worth. You can never be truly happy around others if you can’t enjoy your own company.It is an existential truth: only those people who are capable of being alone are capable of love, of sharing, of going into the deepest core of the other person – without possessing the other, without becoming dependent on the other, without reducing the other to a thing, and without becoming addicted to the other. They allow the other absolute freedom, because they know that if the other leaves, they will be as happy as they are now. Their happiness cannot be taken by the other, because it is not given by the other.

You can follow your dreams someday, Not Right Now – Tomorrow is promised to no one, today is the only day guaranteed to you. It’s the only day you can begin to make a difference in your life and pursuing your dreams, that is what life is all about.  So don’t wait until ‘someday’ make today the first day of the rest of your new life.

That’s impossible! – It’s only impossible if you never do anything about it. If you truly dedicate yourself to an end result, almost anything is possible.  You just have to want it bad enough. So go after your dream, no matter how unattainable others tell you it is.  What’s impossible to them may not be impossible for you.

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