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As human beings, we are stronger than we tend to think we are. However, for some reason we allow ourselves to fall into different ways of thinking that only bring us down.

Being strong in many ways requires us to use our minds. Without putting yourself in the right mindset you’re not going to be able to get anywhere near as far as you would like to. When you want to find your sense of inner power you have to work on the way your mind works as a whole before anything else. 

Below I am going to go over some different things we tend to fall victim to within our own minds that set us up to fail. These things take away from our strengths and feed into our insecurities. If you work to change these things for the better you also grow in tremendous ways as a result.

12 Thinking Errors That Bring Us Down And Crush Our Inner Strength:

1. Putting labels on people and ideas without giving them a proper chance.

We should never be labeling people and ideas without actually taking the time to embrace them. If we don’t give them a chance we shouldn’t be shutting them down. Sure this can work within reason but the more overboard we go with it the more we set ourselves up for a rough time.

2. Thinking you know what other people are thinking.

We are not able to read the minds of others no matter how well we think we can. Human beings are all unique, and we never know what other people are thinking. Just because you assume you know what’s best doesn’t mean you do.

3. Trying to predict the future.

The future is unknown and will always be unknown until it comes to fruition. You can’t assume you’re going to do something or that you’re not capable of doing something without actually trying to put the effort forth to make it work. Nothing in this life is set in stone.

4. Shutting yourself down without trying.

If you never try you will never know. Far too often we shut ourselves down without even giving the things we want to do a proper chance. We are amazing creatures, and we are capable of so much more than we usually realize.

5. Assuming things based on one situation.

Just because one situation went badly does not mean that all the situations before you will go badly. Sometimes we have to fall before we can fly and that’s just how life is. This is a truth we need to be aware of.

6. Thinking other people can read your mind.

In the same ways you can’t read other people’s minds, they can’t read yours either. You have your own unique thoughts and if you want something speak up. Don’t expect things to happen for you if you’re not even willing to open up about them or ask for them to be done.

7. Over-reacting to simple situations.

In this day and age, we tend to overreact a lot more than we would like to admit. We turn small things into big things and make issues out of problems that were never going to get to that point. Overthinking in a negative stance will set you up to fail, every single time.

8. Putting unrealistic expectations on ourselves and others.

We are only human and no one on this planet is perfect. Our expectations of others and ourselves need to be realistic. Stop being so shallow and know your limits.

9. Thinking that things have to be ‘all or nothing.’

There are a lot more options in life than ‘all or nothing.’ Sometimes compromise is necessary. Just because it’s not exactly how you want it to be doesn’t mean it’s not still great overall.

10. Taking everything too personally.

If you’re taking everything other people say or do personally you’re making a big mistake. Not everything is about you and not everyone does things just to hurt you. Sometimes things that have to be done end up with results that sting but that doesn’t mean you’re being attacked.

11. Always assuming the worst.

Never assume the worst. While the worst might be headed your way always work to assume the best. Plan for everything but don’t put that kind of overly negative energy into the world, it won’t do you any good.

12. Letting your emotions get in the way of the truth.

Just because you feel a specific way doesn’t mean your emotions overall are coming from a rational place. Take some time to relax and think things through before facing the truth. These two things are not always as on the same page as we would like for them to be.

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