Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story

by Benjamin Hardy

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Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story Ideas

Personality Isn't Permanent: Break Free from Self-Limiting Beliefs and Rewrite Your Story Ideas

  • Prime Your Environment

    Visualization is one of the best ways you have of picturing your future and motivating yourself to get there. It may seem like a pointless exercise, but it can be a powerful tool. This is especially true if you can utilize your environment to remind you of your goals. You can do this by setting up a

  • Using Your Subconscious

    Your mind is a powerful tool. It makes decisions every day, from the mundane maintenance chores to life-changing choices that can determine your next decade. Unfortunately for us, the brain can be bad at this job. It seeks to regulate rather than transform. After all, the sting of failure hurts inde

  • Reframe Your Past

    We think of our present as a result of our past and this includes our personality. This is a troublesome belief to put stock in as the past can change. Just as history textbooks can include or exclude certain narratives as time goes on, your perception of the past can too. This is because while the

  • Transforming Trauma

    Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is a debilitating condition, but you don’t have to have it to be chained by bad things that have happened in your past. Trauma can exist in the form of negative experiences that shape who you are and how you move through life. Trauma can become something we build our

  • Committing to See Results

    Once you have a goal to help form your identity, you must commit to it fully. When you do things half-heartedly, it is easy to let go of your goals. It is understandable why people hesitate to declare their intentions to the world and rush at them head-on. It would be devastating to fall short har

  • The Sources of Goals

    Setting a goal can be challenging. There are so many things to aspire to in this life. People often settle with the idea of being successful, which comes with varying definitions. If you come from an underprivileged background, you may be at a disadvantage. If you don’t get exposure to what you can

  • Goals are the Key

    When we think about personality, we think of ‘traits’, whether they are 'organized', 'punctual', etc. But when you think about a person, those words aren’t what will stick out. Instead, you may remember how that person helped you or how they make you feel, personality becomes an action, not a sentie

  • The Fallacy of Personality Tests

    Personality tests have become a profitable industry. It’s used to gauge how suitable people are for a job or promotion, not just for you to gain a clearer insight into the kind of person you are. Personality tests are flawed. For one, they rely on self-reporting, and people lie, even when they thi

  • Who You Are Changes

    You’ve probably noticed this yourself: The way you act when you’re around different people changes. Everything changes according to context. Beyond that, we also change as we live more of life. It’s only expected that we grow and develop the kind of person we are. It doesn’t make sense that this sho

  • Personality: A False Self-Image

    Throughout our lives, we collect words to define ourselves. We create our narratives based on our past to better understand ourselves and present that identity to the world. Unfortunately, we get caught up in the idea that this story, our personality, is fixed and determines our future. According

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