You can’t control all the events that will happen to you in life, but you can choose how to react to the things that do. If you perform poorly on your algebra test, you have two options: You can complain that the test was too hard, that you are not a “math-person” and that your […]
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