Five Limiting Beliefs That Keep You From Succeeding

Imagine living under a cloud 24/7

Darius Foroux
4 min readJun 9, 2021

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Some people choose to live a stagnant life, without any form of personal growth. But if you’re reading this, you obviously do care about your progress.

You’re striving for progress, otherwise you wouldn’t read this. But sometimes, even the most optimistic people have limiting beliefs that hold us back from what we want. We all have certain ideas in our minds that hold us back.

I’ve seen too many people waste their potential and live unhappily because they can’t overcome those beliefs. Here are the most destructive limiting beliefs I’ve observed over the years. Get over these, and you will never live timidly again.

“I need to know everything before I start”

You hardly ever have 100% of the information you need before you start something new.

We often overthink things which leads to Analysis Paralysis. We get stuck in a thinking pattern, and we can’t decide. We keep going back and forth.

We’re afraid we’ll make the “wrong” decisions. And this holds us back. We all know this is a waste of time, and yet, we keep looking for answers before we do something.

But no one starts with all the answers. Even Warren Buffet started without knowing everything about investing. It’s the same for everyone. You learn along the way. But if you never start, you can’t do that.

“What if it doesn’t work out?”

Let’s say you want to start a business, find a new job, pursue a creative career, or anything else that requires time and energy to achieve.

A lot of us are already thinking way too far ahead. “What if it doesn’t work out and I end up wasting a few years. I’m probably better off staying where I am.”

That’s the kind of thinking that makes people miserable and regret their indecision later. Yes, things might not work out. It’s also possible that whatever you’re doing right now wouldn’t work out.

I have a friend who owns a restaurant. He thought it was the safest business he could get into. “People will always need to eat!” And his logic was spot-on. But…

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Darius Foroux

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