The Entrepreneur Forum | Startups | Entrepreneurship | Starting a Business | Motivation | Success

NOTABLE! The biggest lie that you believed for most of your life?

Remove ads while supporting the Unscripted philosophy...become an INSIDER.

G-Man

Cantankerous Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jan 13, 2014
1,997
10,606
2,436
Possible to have multiple biggest lies?
  • The check is in the mail.
  • I'm asking cause we're friends.
  • I'm not pre-selling, I already have the stock.
  • He's just a friend.
  • You know I've got no interest in taking your job.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

ilrein

Silver Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Oct 1, 2012
384
557
260
28
Lies, lies, lies everywhere...
  • There are no absolutes in philosophy, everyone is right
  • Money is the root of all evil
  • Selfish desire is evil, the ego is evil
  • The last two philosophical truths are always true, regardless of the first rule
Honourable mentions include:
  • He's just a friend/I have a boyfriend
  • Everyone's opinion is important
 

MJ DeMarco

Administrator
Staff member
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jul 23, 2007
30,402
110,472
3,751
Fountain Hills, AZ
MSM Lie: Options are risky. (But buying stocks is perfectly normal!)
MSM Lie: Starting a business is risky. (But having a job and a corporate overseer is perfectly normal!)
 

Mike Partee

(Formerly UnrealCreative)
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Sep 20, 2016
820
3,771
876
23
San Juan
"Power is inherently Evil."

No.
Power is Useful.
It is a tool, one that we MUST safeguard if we are to protect our interests.
 

Mike Partee

(Formerly UnrealCreative)
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Sep 20, 2016
820
3,771
876
23
San Juan
"There's no point to getting rich because you'll be bored"

Like wtf no?

The Rich People I know are infinitely happier at the other end of the tunnel where they can freely create whatever they want.
 

socaldude

Platinum Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Jan 10, 2012
1,455
3,296
786
Mexico
I'm a huge fan that the "biggest lies" we ingest came from our childhood upbringing, especially school.

So called "Social roles", "False personalities", "False social expectations".

Think about it.

You sit at a desk for 12 years basically being told that you know nothing and that the only way to know something is being taught that thing. Instead of creating something new with your mind and finding true self-esteem.

The result? 95% of people become sleepwalkers so to speak. Never really finding their true capacities because of how powerful this social conditioning is.
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

MidwestLandlord

Legendary Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Dec 6, 2016
1,482
10,839
2,416
I'm a huge fan that the "biggest lies" we ingest came from our childhood upbringing, especially school.
...
You sit at a desk for 12 years basically being told that you know nothing and that the only way to know something is being taught that thing. ...
So true.

My kids get excited for Friday. Why? Because no school on the weekends.

Then I go to my retail locations and hear all day from customers how they are excited cause it's Friday. Why? Because there is no work on weekends. (for them)

The slowlane indoctrination (lie) starts early.
 

jpanarra

Platinum Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jan 9, 2014
923
2,715
671
31
Indianapolis, Indiana
My kids get excited for Friday. Why? Because no school on the weekends.
Now I know I need throw chores at my kids for the weekend... so they work HARDER on the weekend and enjoy the coast of the week... Thats what it's been for me the past few months and I enjoy it!

  • You're so smart, You're going to be so successful... All you have to do is go to college and get good grades
 

startinup

Bronze Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 8, 2016
78
247
159
25
I just realized some intriguing ideas while reading through this thread...

The reason that so many of people stick to unsatisfying lives, working jobs they don't care about, is because as a kid they were told they couldn't do/be/become something. But the worst part, is that the people telling them are relatives. Who are bitter and unsatisfied with their own lives and recruiting someone else into their unhappy life.

When I am a parent, I want to foster independence and growth, not limit my children. Why teach them to be mediocre?

Maybe people born into wealth are able to be successful because they aren't given such limiting beliefs on what they can do...
 

AgainstAllOdds

Legendary Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Speedway Pass
Dec 26, 2014
2,279
14,302
2,806
28
Chicago, IL
I just realized some intriguing ideas while reading through this thread...

The reason that so many of people stick to unsatisfying lives, working jobs they don't care about, is because as a kid they were told they couldn't do/be/become something. But the worst part, is that the people telling them are relatives. Who are bitter and unsatisfied with their own lives and recruiting someone else into their unhappy life.

When I am a parent, I want to foster independence and growth, not limit my children. Why teach them to be mediocre?

Maybe people born into wealth are able to be successful because they aren't given such limiting beliefs on what they can do...
On the other hand: The same people to call bullshit are the same ones to think different and create something great.
 

d0m

New Contributor
Jan 28, 2017
11
7
14
22
Europe
"You'll never be anything with grades like those."
- 7th grade math teacher

After that, I proceeded to get a large amount of diplomas in programming stuff, start up a few of my own businesses (and make consistent income with them) and work from home.
 

MetalGear

Gold Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jan 24, 2017
521
1,305
430
Narnia
I still fight many of these lies myself. Glad to know I'm not the only one.
 

ksc23

Silver Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Jul 30, 2014
222
698
269
US
If a man wears a suit and can communicate with charisma in front of a group, he must be credible
 

Don't like ads? Remove them while supporting the forum. Subscribe.

Longinus

Platinum Contributor
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Aug 28, 2014
1,141
4,811
1,146
Poland / Belgium
If I believe it, I will achieve it.

If someone else can do it, I can (that someone else was Metallica).
 

SquatchMan

Gold Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Speedway Pass
Dec 27, 2016
453
1,668
468
Nowhere
"You'll never be anything with grades like those."
- 7th grade math teacher
That's ironic coming from a junior high math teacher. Unpopular opinion... I hate most of the school teachers I have added on FB and some of the ones I had growing up. Most of the ones I know always blame someone else for their life problems and complain about how much money they don't make. I always think to myself, "Why'd you get a degree in Pre-K Education if all you're gonna do is complain about making 45k/year with health insurance, retirement, and summers/weekends off?"

The answer to that is the biggest lie I believed for most of my life...

Follow your passion.
 

drjenconroy

New Contributor
Read Millionaire Fastlane
Jan 31, 2017
2
6
16
33
Israel
That's ironic coming from a junior high math teacher. Unpopular opinion... I hate most of the school teachers I have added on FB and some of the ones I had growing up. Most of the ones I know always blame someone else for their life problems and complain about how much money they don't make. I always think to myself, "Why'd you get a degree in Pre-K Education if all you're gonna do is complain about making 45k/year with health insurance, retirement, and summers/weekends off?"

The answer to that is the biggest lie I believed for most of my life...

Follow your passion.
My old high school math teacher used to teach by this motto: "No such thing as a bad math student... only bad math teachers." He measured his success by how many of his "bad" math students went on to ace math.
 

G-Man

Cantankerous Contributor
EPIC CONTRIBUTOR
FASTLANE INSIDER
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Jan 13, 2014
1,997
10,606
2,436
Focusing on keeping costs down and cutting overheads is what kept me from focusing on increasing profits.

Its a lie I told myself...

And I blame myself for that.
Penny wise and pound foolish. That makes sense.

EDIT: I'm assuming that by "increasing profits" you meant "increasing sales". That's the only way that the opportunity cost of focusing on cost cutting leads to less overall profit.
 
Last edited:

Arun Siva

aspiring 大君 of the bourgeoisie
Read Millionaire Fastlane
I've Read UNSCRIPTED
Summit Attendee
Speedway Pass
Aug 31, 2016
1,195
2,015
568
NORD-TRONDELAG
biggest lie was that I couldnt change the world or change the 'system" whatever that may be. I am driven to change my industry. At first i believed the lie that college was the only way to go, however I deviated from that and found some success without it; however the industry that I have chosen requires up to date certification and continuing education which I AM OK with. 100% however, playing by the rules is by far the biggest load of excrement i have been lectured on time and time again;
 

Create an account or login to comment

You must be a member in order to leave a comment

Create account

Create an account on our community. It's easy!

Log in

Already have an account? Log in here.

Sponsored Offers

  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Lex DeVille's - Advanced Freelance Udemy Courses!
Well, we made it halfway through the year. Don't know what the rest'll bring, but it's gonna be...
  • Sticky
FEATURED! Introducing... WEALTH EXPO$ED, A Short Story By MJ DeMarco
Not really a teaser but it does employ a fictional story, so that is similiar. This upcoming...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Fox's Web Design Guide: Earn $100K this year (Yes, 2020!) and Go Fastlane
Hi guys, I repost here my old review with a small update : Feb 2020 : Hi guys, Just wanted...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE You Are One Call Away From Living Your Dream Life - LightHouse’s Accountability Program ⚡
Dropping a quick note in here to say... if you are on TFL, you are part of an elite group of...
  • Sticky
MARKETPLACE Kill Bigger Incubator
I joined @Kak's business incubator in the first week of May. During our daily chats we uncovered...


Visit A Forum Sponsor
sponsor

New Topics

Fastlane Insiders

View the forum AD FREE.
Private, unindexed content
Detailed process/execution threads
Monthly conference calls with doers
Ideas needing execution, more!

Join Fastlane Insiders.

Top Bottom
AdBlock Detected - Please Disable

Yes, ads can be annoying. But please...

...to support the Unscripted/Fastlane mission (and to respect the immense amount of time needed to manage this forum) please DISABLE your ad-block. Thank you.

I've Disabled AdBlock