You are your own biggest critic. We too often focus on our flaws, pointing at everything that could be better – whether it is our looks, school achievements, sports performance or social media following. You don’t need to aim for perfection. That will only hold you back from reaching your potential and doing what makes […]
Self fulfilling prophecy
Imagine that your friend tells you that the new girl in your class is funny, kind and easy to get along with. You would likely be eager to get to know her and approach her with a smile to start a conversation.
However, imagine instead that your friend had told you she acted like a teacher’s pet and seemed to think she was better than everyone else. You probably would not be as welcoming, and instead look for faults to confirm what your friend told you.
Your attitude affects your experience. Stay open minded and be conscious of not being judgemental when you first meet a person. Your actions will shape their behaviour. Always give somebody the opportunity to show you their best sides.
“The law of self-fulfilling prophecy says that you get what you expect. So why not create great expectations and the highest vision possible of yourself and your world?” Mark Victor Hansen