I’ve had opportunities to teach others about how their own thoughts and words have the ability to manifest in their everyday life. I’ve journaled about my own goals, painted positive affirmations to display in my home, and have meditated on
Yet I still held tight to my own negative identities.
A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behavior. A positive or negative prophecy, strongly held belief, or delusion—declared as truth when it is actually false—may sufficiently influence people so that their reactions ultimately fulfill the once-false prophecy.
We have all done it- we’ve negatively labeled ourselves. We’ve expected the worst. We’ve looked at old patterns and played fortune teller with our own lives.
Over the past year, I’ve watched jobs fall apart, I had to leave my apartment, and I’ve expected the worst in my own relationships.
I’ve been a walking contradiction!
The good news is, it’s not too late to create new, productive identities for yourself.
We no longer need to reflect on the past to predict the future- we can start creating a whole new (and positive!) forcast in the here and now.
And who knows? It may be better than our wildest dreams.
Thanks for the info, Wikipedia