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Psychology: When you let go of these beliefs, you can grow on a personal level

Psychology: When you let go of these beliefs, you can grow on a personal level

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When you let go of these beliefs, you can grow personally

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We begin internalizing beliefs early in life. While some are worth holding on to, others are hindering our personal growth today.

Beliefs are beliefs we have acquired through experiences. Or that we receive from close relatives, among others. For example, “Work should also be fun,” which is a belief many people strive for when choosing a career. A reasonable sentence, even if of course there are many other elements that go into choosing a career. Many beliefs, like these, are positive – but there are also some that are not and must be abandoned. If we continue to pursue it, it prevents us from continuing to develop and grow personally.

When you let go of these beliefs, you can grow personally

“Failure means loss.”

If you're afraid of failure, you probably won't even try. A setback is seen as a defeat, as if you have lost. But is it really like this? Haven't you become richer in experience? Have you discovered new perspectives? Do you know what you want or need to change in the future to achieve your goal? Above all, this is the path that will take you further and allow you to grow on a personal level. Including success and failure.

“It has to be perfect.”

Striving for perfection brings with it two difficulties: First, unrealistic goals are often set, so disappointment and frustration are inevitable. Secondly, people are usually working hard on something that perfectionists know all too well how stressful it is. Wanting to be perfect or do something perfectly does not necessarily mean “I am growing” – because unfortunately the opposite can also happen and we become burned out instead of growing.

“It should stay the same forever.”

Many people prefer to stay in their comfort zone rather than face uncertain changes. Yes, if something is good, we can stick to it. But formulating “something must stay that way forever” or even “ought” is difficult. They completely rule out changes. If we stick to these sentences, we will stay where we are instead of developing further. What helps? Stay open to change, even if something feels good right now.

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