12 Lies You Keep Telling Yourself And Must Stop Now

By Rose Costas

May 4, 2015   •   Fact checked by Dumb Little Man

Do you know your lies can become your truth? Yes, they can, if you repeat them long enough and believe them hard enough.

When you allow your dreams to die, your life becomes meaningless, unfulfilling and sad. You are robbed of your joy, your happiness, your gifts and your purpose for being here. Many people live and die and never fulfilled their purpose because they believe the lies others told them.

There are so many people with untapped potential and ingenious ideas who will never realize they do because they were lied to and have accepted those lies as the truth.

That’s what happens when you have been told over and over again that you couldn’t accomplish your goals and aspirations. Once you believe those lies, they will become self-fulfilling prophesies. They then become your truth.

You accept them as the way things are going to be.
Have you ever stop to consider why you are the way you are or why you do the things you do? Many times the lie you were told as a child have taken root and your truth are all lies.

Most of us were lied to as children by adults who told us that we wouldn’t amount to anything. Then, you had no control over how you felt about yourself but as an adult you can change the way you see yourself.
Today is the day to correct all the lies you’ve unconsciously accepted as true and live in your truth. Begin the healing process; start living and thriving to be all you can be. It is all up to you now.
You have to disown all the false assumptions about who you are and what you can or cannot do. These are the lies planted in your head, and you have held on to and made your truth. You now have the power to undo all that you were told, and you need to do so now.
Below are just some of the lies you were told that you now need to think of as lies and to believe otherwise:-

1. They can do that, but you can’t

Think about it seriously, we all have been there and done it. We see successful people and many times said to ourselves they can but not us. Why not you? What separates them from you, but you believe that indeed you can’t. That is a lie, and you need to know it. You need to turn that lie around and say to yourself today – if they can do it ……so can I.

2. In order to do B, I must do A first

How many times we have had dreams of accomplishing something, and we kill those dreams because we’ve been told that in order to do it, we must accomplish something else first. That is another lie you need to dispel. You want to do B, find a way to do B without accomplishing A or work on both at the same time. Chart your path. That’s a lie you have been telling yourself for so long, and you must now stop believing.

3. I do not feel up to it

That is another lie your mind has been telling you for years. You do not allow your feelings to dictate what you can or cannot do. You are in control of how you feel, and if your temporary mood is telling you not to, you need to change that. You are more powerful than your emotions. You control how you feel and when you feel something. You have the power to get yourself into the mood to complete that task.

4. I am too old/broke/young to change

Your financial state or age should never be the reason not to go after your dreams. Never let your age or financial situation keep you from going after what you want. Look around you, there are people of all ages, financial status going out and doing great things. You need to quit believing those lies and go full force after what you want. It is never too late.

5. It is easier said than done

Indeed, it is easier said than done because if it were easy everybody would have done it. That is something you have to understand. Nothing in life worth having is going to come easy. You need to say to yourself that if I want it I must be prepared to work harder than everyone else. You must want it badly enough to do whatever it takes to get it.

6. I am unlucky

That is an excuse we all use for doing the crazy things we sometimes do. There is no such thing as being lucky. Luck is opportunity meeting preparation. You must be prepared to make your luck. You must work hard and be prepared for opportunities when they arise. Sitting back and waiting for things to happen won’t do. Forge your path in life.

7. Life is unfair

Why would you think such a thing? Nobody has been given a guide on life. How do you know what is or isn’t fair? It is life. You need to be able to see things as normal course of life and not that it is working against you. Who defines what is fair and what isn’t? Everybody has challenges, and that includes you. You are no different from anyone else. You need to get used to the fact that things will happen that you do not like, but that is how life is and work with it.

8. Someone else has done it already

Yes, someone else may have invented something or done something that you thought you would be the first to do. That is alright. Why not improve what has already been done? Find new ways to improve people’s lives with the things that are already done. There is no need to reinvent the wheel, but you can find other uses for the wheel or ways to make it better.

9. I am not smart enough

Some of the most creative, intelligent people were written off by others yet they believed in themselves and their ideas and went out and made things happen. You cannot afford to allow others opinions of you to determine what your life will be. All that matters is how you see yourself and what you want to achieve. No one has to believe in your dream but you. Prove them all wrong.

10. Someone told you, you couldn’t

People will always find reasons why you shouldn’t or can’t do something. Many times, unfortunately, that is the way they think about themselves. They use their self-imposed limitations to judge you. Remember your dreams are yours, and it’s no one’s job to see it through but you. You have to want it badly enough to do what it takes to see it through to fruition.

11. I do not deserve better

Unfortunately, too many of us have bought into the lies that we do not deserve happiness. We have adjusted ourselves to accept mediocrity. We do not believe we deserve love because we weren’t loved growing up or worst since our parents were poor that is all we will be. That is one of the biggest lies ever told. You must believe that you are deserving of the best life has to offer and then make the effort to achieve it. You must constantly tell yourself that you deserve everything good and splendid.

12. I am not good enough

If you believe you aren’t good enough then you will never be good enough. You have to remind yourself that the information that was fed to you before were lies. Now you know better you must accept the fact those were lies and that the truth is you are indeed good enough. You have to tell yourself that if anyone is good enough it’s you. You have to start seeing yourself differently. You must first accept that you are different.

We all have been lied to at some point or another in our lives, but as adults we now need to change our thought pattern and make sure that those lies do not become fulfilling prophesies.
You need to believe the opposite of all the lies you have been told. Keep reminding yourself that you can do all things if you put your mind to it and want it badly enough.

Rose Costas

Rose Costas is a big believer in the power of facing your challenges head on, then boldly showing your scars to motivate others. You can join her on twitter, FB, or www.positiveattitudesforlife.com

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