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Mental Barriers are Broken with The Wolf of Wall Street.

Upnify Editorial  Team Por Upnify Editorial Team

Training | 21 de agosto, 2023

In this article, we present the four most relevant points to reflect on our limiting beliefs or negative thoughts. This will enable us to break mental barriers that prevent us from achieving our goals.

As children, our experiences and environment influence how we see ourselves and how we cope with challenges in life. However, over time, these perceptions and personal narratives can become mental obstacles that limit us. This can lead to downplaying our capabilities and creating self-limitation that prevents us from achieving our goals.


"The only thing that stands between you and your goals is the story you keep telling yourself about why you can't achieve them." 

- Jordan Belfort, "The Wolf of Wall Street"


This powerful quote invites us to reflect on a fundamental issue in our lives: the mental barriers we create and how they affect our path to success and our goals.


1. The importance of mindset


Life presents challenges and obstacles. Many times, the difficulties are not so much in the external world, but in our internal world. The mindset with which we approach any situation can be the difference between success and failure.

Having a positive, possibility-focused mindset is critical to success. Belief in ourselves and our capabilities drives us to take bold steps and persevere despite temporary failures. On the other hand, if we are driven by limiting and negative thoughts, we create a mental barrier that prevents us from moving forward. We convince ourselves that we cannot achieve what we desire.


2. The story we tell ourselves

Jordan Belfort's quote highlights how we create a "story" about why we cannot achieve our goals. These stories are internal narratives we tell ourselves based on our beliefs, fears and past experiences. These stories may stem from negative comments we hear, previous failures or fears of not being good enough.


For example, if someone has a dream of starting their own business but thinks, "I'm not smart enough to be a successful entrepreneur", that belief becomes a mental block that keeps them from their goal. It is important to recognize these limiting narratives and challenge them. Ask yourself, "Is it really true that I am not smart enough to be an entrepreneur? What evidence do I have to back up this claim?"


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3. Breaking down mental barriers

Overcoming mental barriers is not easy, but it is essential to achieving our goals and reaching our full potential. Here are some steps you can take to challenge and overcome those self-imposed limitations:


  • a) Awareness: The first step is to become aware of the limiting beliefs that hold you back Identify those stories you tell yourself about why you can't achieve your goals.
  • b) Question your beliefs: Ask yourself if these beliefs are really true. Is there solid evidence to support these ideas? Often, you will find that these beliefs are distorted perceptions.
  • c) Visualize success: Imagine what it would be like if you overcame these mental barriers and achieved your goals. Visualize yourself succeeding and feel the positive emotions associated with that success.
  • d) Take action: Focus on what you can do to move towards your goals. Break the cycle of negative thoughts and take concrete steps towards your goals.
  • e) Accept failures: Failures are learning opportunities. Instead of seeing them as a confirmation of your limiting beliefs, use each failure as an opportunity to grow and improve.


4. Self-improvement is powerful

The story of Jordan Belfort, the real "Wolf of Wall Street", is living proof of self-improvement. Despite the mistakes and challenges, he faced, he managed to overcome his own mental barriers and achieve great success in his career. This quote reminds us that, despite external circumstances, we control our own destiny.


Having a positive and empowering mindset can make all the difference on our journey to success. So, dare to challenge your beliefs and build a future full of possibilities and success!

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