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: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo: Author of Optimal Happiness

Roman Russo wasn't always happy and struggled with his own negative emotions, anxieties, and depression, until one day he pledged to resolve this part of life, whatever it took. The journey took 6 years, but it was worth it. Today, Roman considers himself to be one of the happiest people alive, part of the 1% of the happiest elite, and he now teaches others a working and universal happiness formula to reach a similar goal. He offers his best advice on Optimal Happiness social media, newsletter, blog, and books, and teaches a complete and unconditional happiness formula in his online courses.

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“The problem is that of optimization,” states Roman Russo, author of Optimal Happiness: The Fastest & Surest Way To Reach Your Happiest Potential. There is plenty of advice on how to be happier or less sad, but no one is speaking about how to become the happiest we can be. And this is the difference that makes all the difference. By not looking at our maximum potential for happiness, we fall short of achieving it. After all, we all have hundreds of ideas on how to be happier or less sad, but most people still feel like they are not living their best lives. As such, Optimal Happiness explores the question of how to be the happiest we can be, regardless of who we are, where we are from, and what our life circumstances are. It proposes a complete and unconditional formula for happiness and explains how you too can become happy today and forever, inviting you to join the 1% happiness elite and become one of the happiest people alive.

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