There are certain true beliefs that are very empowering. But sometimes the truth is actually very disempowering.
“It all works out in the end.” – A great belief, but it’s totally false.
It doesn’t always work out, but it’s a good way to think of things that keeps you moving forward.
“There’s always a silver lining.” – Many times there are, but not always.
Sometimes there is a silver lining, and sometimes the downside far outweighs that silver lining “benefit.”
The one thing that’s better than a silver lining, is not making bad decisions in the first place that makes you have to find a bit of goodness embedded in it.
Inaccurate beliefs are helpful to keep you progressing without giving up.
“Life is short.” – A true belief that sounds bad but helps get you moving before it’s too late.
Finding a silver lining sounds like a “good” belief, however sometimes having a good belief such as that can be terrible for you if it allows you to accept a snail’s pace of progress.
What “good” beliefs are actually hindering you?