Eight Lies Happy People Refuse to Believe

June 16, 2017
Happy people life their life to the fullest because they simply live in the moment. Discover the lies they refuse to believe in our interesting article!

Happy people know how to take make the most of things. They don’t wait for the perfect moment to appear. They learn to make it happen.

Happy people have a lot of things in common: confidence, security, and good self-esteem.

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These people are able to achieve their goals and make radical changes. It may seem that they reach their objectives without much effort. However, nothing could be further from the truth.

How do they get there? Happy people know their limitations and work to change them.

In this article, we share some of the lies that happy people never believe.

1. You can’t…

A womn hiking a mountain.

Many times, you say what you want to do out loud and someone says “You can’t do that”. Sadly, many people believe this and don’t see that it’s a huge lie.

Look around you:  Everything you have in life is because someone made it happen.

  • If J. K. Rowling had believed that she was unable to write, besides having to live with that, the world wouldn’t have known Harry Potter.
  • And what if Einstein hadn’t taken his own studies to the next level? The world wouldn’t be the same.

The reality is that you can do a lot of the things you set out to accomplish.

2. But I need to…

Yes, you need to work in order to have money. However, what you don’t need to do is give up on your goals to get this money.

Happy people realize that waiting for the “perfect situation” in order to do something is completely illogical.

Most of the time, all you need to get what you want is to have the determination and believe that you can do it. Most of the things that you think are necessary to achieve your goals only require a little ingenuity.

3. I don’t feel like…

This feeling is the most common one in the world. However, at the same time, it’s an illusion. Sometimes, you feel like a fraud. You might even feel that you’re trying to fill a role that doesn’t belong to you.

Remember: you’re your own strength. You need to encourage yourself. Above all, you need to believe in yourself.

We know that you won’t feel well all the time. However, it’s your job to believe in yourself. Never let anyone break your confidence.

When you feel like a fraud, try to figure out what’s going on and where this feeling is coming from.

Remember that a lot of your achievements come from the confidence you have in yourself.

4. I’m too old to…

Two people practicing fencing.

Don’t let anyone make you believe this. And more importantly, don’t believe it yourself. Age is only a number that determines how much time has passed since you were born. Moreover, this isn’t an obstacle that gets bigger with time.

Your age doesn’t matter: you can always change, improve, and reinvent yourself. If someone tells you this, tell them “My age is only a reflection of my opportunities, not my limitations”.

5. It’s easier said than done

Obviously, it’ll always be easier said than done. Anyone can say what they want or that they dream of thousands of things. However, doing it requires an effort.

What happy people know is that they need to take this step to achieve what they want. They don’t stop at dreaming. They know that dreams are the foundation for everything they do. However, they’re able to do what’s necessary.

6. Control is everything

Happy people accept that they can’t control everything. If they focus their time on controlling what they can, they’re able to surprise everyone else.

They realize that it’s a waste of energy and time to want to control everything. Don’t deceive yourself nor waste your focus on things you can’t control.

7. Life isn’t fair

This is an enormously popular belief that depresses a lot of people. In reality, life is very fair.

Of course, bad things happen. Everyone, even happy people, need to face this reality. This doesn’t mean that life isn’t fair.

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Happy people blindly believe in the justice in life. They understand that pain and suffering are transitional moods.

Yes, bad things happen. However, life itself is a miracle worthy of being celebrated. And that’s something good.

8. Happy people don’t exist

This phrase is common. However, it’s false. Yes, happiness exists. And yes, there are people who live happy lives. Believe it. Above all, believe that you deserve it and that you’re happy.

We all have the ability to be happy.

Happiness is a right that we all have at birth. However, many times people believe that this isn’t true because they don’t feel good about themselves. This is why you need to remember that happiness is a right that you have to claim.

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