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If you want to move forward in life and get where you need to be you have to overcome and replace the myths that society has pushed on you. While there are tons of truths in this world far too often we end up believing the things that are anything but.

Below I am going to go over some of the most disastrous myths that people tend to believe. If you believe these things they will only hold you back. Do not let the negative side of things take over your life. You are far more powerful than you realize. This is only the beginning, do not be deceived.

12 Myths You Need To Replace With Truths If You Want To Stop Being Held Back:

Myth 1: You can always replace negative thoughts with positive ones.

No, you cannot always replace negative thoughts with positive ones. Sometimes you have to embrace the negative so that you can overcome it. It is never as easy as simply thinking positively. Sure, you can sometimes replace your negative thoughts but nowhere near ‘always.’

Myth 2: True love is easy.

True love or love of any kind is not going to be easy. Love is hard, relationships are hard. Being with another person is no walk in the park. There will be arguments and you will struggle sometimes, this is life.

Myth 3: You deserve the world.

You only deserve what you give. This universe does not owe you anything. You have to build yourself up to where you want to be, nothing is handed to anyone even if it appears as if it is. You will get what you want if you work hard enough at it.

Myth 4: You are selfish if you love yourself.

Loving yourself is not selfish and even if it was, there is nothing wrong with being selfish sometimes. Loving yourself is something you should never compromise on. You are all you have at the end of the day when all is said and done.

Myth 5: All of that pain will be worth it in the end.

Sometimes we put ourselves through pain that is not worth it. While it might not be what you want to hear, it is the truth. Not everything we go through is something we should have had to go through. Sometimes we are just not in the right mind and end up putting ourselves in bad situations.

Myth 6: You have to get married and start a family.

You do not have to get married and you damn sure don’t have to start a family. If you want to do these things then go for it but you don’t have to. These things will not fix you and they won’t make everything better. Just do what you think is best for you and don’t let anyone pressure you.

Myth 7: Making mistakes will ruin your life.

Sure, there are mistakes that can really change a person’s life but no life is ever actually ruined. We all still face lessons and learn things even when at our lowest. Mistakes are not something we should fear on the scale that we do.

Myth 8: We should always try to fit in if we want to get further in life.

We should not obsess over fitting in. Sure, those who fit into the cookie cutters end up getting a lot of things that they want but they aren’t truly happy. True happiness comes from being yourself and building a life you want to live.

Myth 9: Making your point is more important than the messages of others.

Sometimes you should just stop and let the message others are sending out sink in. Your point is not something that has to be made in every situation. If you are not able to listen to others and learn from the things before you, you are setting yourself up for failure in the long-run.

Myth 10: We are all perfect in our own ways.

We are not all perfect in our own ways. No one on this planet is perfect. As a matter of face, we are perfectly imperfect. Our flaws make us who we are and there is nothing wrong with accepting that you are not perfect. Once again, perfection does not exist.

Myth 11: You should not complain about things.

Sometimes we need to complain, sure it might not get us anywhere but it will make us feel a little better. No, chronic complaining is not okay but a little whining here and there will not ruin your life. Sometimes it really takes the weight off of a person’s shoulders even just for a moment.

Myth 12: Everything can be explained in one way or another.

Not everything can be explained or rationalized. In the end, there are things that we will never truly understand and the unknown will always be present. You cannot avoid this.

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