Dumb Thoughts Make Dangerous People!

The only thing holding any of us back is how we think, what we say, and what we do or don’t do! This is certainly true about me in my life.

As I look back, I see that it has been my thinking and limited ideas that has most been in the way of me achieving higher levels of success. The true game changer is when you learn how not to pay attention to these limiting thoughts and choose to think differently.

The old adage, “as a man thinketh – he doeth” is true. What you think is very powerful, revealing and ultimately what you will or will not do in your life. If you pay attention, you will hear people say some of the dumbest things and most are not even aware of what they are saying.

People seem to blindly adopt concepts from parents, teachers, friends, the media, politicians, co-workers and then reinforce them by sharing them.

Here is a list of commonly held social beliefs that can result in bad attitudes, confusion, laziness, irresponsibility and production levels beneath your true potential:

  1. Patience is a virtue.
  2. I just want to be comfortable.
  3. Money won’t make you happy.
  4. It’s the journey not the destination that matters.
  5. I don’t have time.
  6. I’m living the dream.
  7. I will do it when I get to it.
  8. That’s impossible.
  9. Time heals.
  10. We can’t do that.
  11. It takes money to make money.
  12. I hate paying taxes.
  13. Thank God it’s Friday.
  14. Can’t wait for the weekend to get here.
  15. I hate Monday’s.
  16. We can’t find good people.
  17. Debt is bad.
  18. I need to save more money.
  19. It’s not my fault.
  20. I will be happy when…
  21. I am too old (or too young)
  22. It is what it is.
  23. I don’t like to read.
  24. That’s not my job.
  25. I’m not a sales person.

People who think and say dumb things will do dumb things. And these people should not be labeled dumb, they should be marked dangerous!

They are dangerous because they infect those around them with their thinking and can limit what an entire group can do.

When I realize I am operating with some dumb, outdated idea I do the following:

  1. Write it down.
  2. Label it as dumb.
  3. Replace with a new idea.

The more we recognize our own limiting beliefs and switch our thinking, the more success we will achieve.

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  • Shantel Heart


  • Shantel Heart

    happy go luck hate how i became alone realitives scared jealous i was beaten stomped rapped by spouses gang rapped a social memo youre husband sent us after theyd finished i was forced away from my estates hospitalized a us marriage ,while he lived life with a woman ilegally common law marriage but the slip up was he signed i fear for my life greed their ruthlessness rage and incest and continuing it and more

  • mwanzo kuria

    Get out of your comfort zone.

  • Robb Gorringe

    I can’t believe that I’m just now discovering Grant Cardone. Where have I been??

    I love having these dumb thoughts so clearly outlined and identified! I’m about to buy your 10X audio book right now. Thanks for an awesome post & passion you deliver!


  • FMenjivar

    Always No.1 GC! ~ Mountain West Financial ~ http://www.FrankMenjivar.com

  • Jason Kindler

    So true Grant. Great stuff as always

  • Ankit Jha

    Grant, you have made absolutely a good point, Man is the outcome of his thoughts.

    Loved “As a man thinketh-he doeth”.

  • RES Labs

    More greatness from our boy. Mindset and being aware and willing to change it on the daily. Breathe it into existence…

  • Valentine

    Thanks for watering and planting the seeds of growth. What do you suggest in place of these dumb embedded phrases?

  • Peter M Marzouk

    Grant I tell you what man I have just started my career hell I have only been learning English for 5 years. Man you inspire me I read and listen to you as much as I can of course me not being from here there could be lots of things that could damage me. Good thing I caught this one right on time. I love your attitude its the best and f***k the haters

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