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Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself. – Oprah Winfrey

I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase self-fulfilling prophecy.  But in case you haven’t, it’s a prediction that either directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the terms of the prophecy itself.  They can work in two ways, and the first way is great.  You believe in a good thing so much that it happens.  However, the reverse is also true, and you can believe in a bad thing so much that it comes true.  Case in point, me and math.  I always struggled with math in school, but I convinced myself that I couldn’t do it, and guess what, I couldn’t do it.  When we think something, and we believe something and we say something, even if it’s just to ourselves, we are giving it power – a LOT of power.  Why not talk ourselves into amazing and wonderful things?  Why do we say things, like “I’m so dumb,” or “I’m so fat,” or “Nobody will ever love me?”  Why aren’t we saying “I’m smart,” “I’m beautiful,” or “I am surrounded by love?”  I mean really, if you’re going to make something a self-fulfilling prophecy, make it something good.  The thing is, you are amazing, and so am I, let’s be our own best friends instead of our own worst enemies.  Let’s build ourselves up because there isn’t anything that we can’t accomplish if we just believe it!

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