12 Most Common Happiness Limiting Beliefs That Prevent Us From Being Happy

Recently, I wrote my book Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way to Reach Your Happiest Potential because there was a need for it. Simply said, people aren’t as happy as they wish they were. Respectfully, they either don’t have the right information or hold limiting beliefs that prevent them from being happy. 

And yet Henry Ford said that “whether you think you can or can’t, you are right.” This same idea applies to Happiness, whereas if a person has a limiting belief about Happiness, it is the reason for their unhappiness. This is why I say that we should not look for reasons why we are unhappy. Instead, we should look for explanations for why we are happy. 

Most Common Happiness Limiting Beliefs About Happiness

this are the 12 Most Common Happiness Limiting Beliefs That Prevent Us From Being Happy. To address this issue, I put together a list of limiting beliefs that I repeatedly hear, which people tell as the reasons for their unhappiness. Specifically:

  1. Happiness is biohttps://optimalhappiness.com/happiness-is-biological/logical – which dooms us towards unhappiness – coming up soon!
  2. Happiness is individualistic – different people are happy for different reasons
  3. The smarter you are, the unhappier you become – there is a reverse relationship between intelligence and happiness
  4. We are doomed to return to our happiness baseline – We can’t change how we feel in any meaningful way in a long-term
  5. Happiness is not a valid goal – written in the book
  6. Money = Happiness – written in the book
  7. We are pre-programmed with a negativity bias – written in the book
  8. We can’t enjoy positivity without negativity – written in the book
  9. Happy people are idle – written in the book
  10. Happy people are narcissist and unable to relate to other people – written in the book
  11. Pessimists are more realistic – written in the book
  12. Stuff happens – which prevents us from being always happy – written in the book
Limiting beliefs, an image of a woman wearing a heart sunglass.

Limiting Beliefs – Now What?

The current article’s goal is to list the most common limiting beliefs that people told me, which hold them back from being happy. If you are interested in any specific limiting belief, I invite you to read a particular article related to that belief. You can also disagree with me. This is a valid point where all these beliefs were gathered from conversations with different people and who believe them to be accurate, to a certain extent. 

Lastly, if you feel like I missed a specific belief or want me to write about anything else, please let me know! Also, leave a comment if you are connected to any of the above points. 

Stay happy!

Roman Russo

Roman Russo

Roman Russo is the visionary founder, senior happiness coach, and Chief Happiness Officer of Optimal Happiness. He has written the revolutionary Optimal Happiness: The Fastest and Surest Way to Reach Your Happiest Potential, a must-read book about achieving our happiest potential. After researching this field for over eight years, Roman is confident that anyone can become happy and invites us to undertake this transformation. Are you ready to start living the life you always meant to live?

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