Whatever we expect with confidence becomes our own self-fulfilling prophecy.— Brian Tracy
Most Powerful Self Fulfilling Prophecies quotations
People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Many of us grow up thinking of mistakes as bad, viewing errors as evidence of fundamental incapacity. This negative thinking pattern can create a self-fulfilling prophecy, which undermines the learning process. To maximize our learning it is essential to ask: "How can we get the most from every mistake we make?"
The problem with worry is that we attract the very thing we are trying to avoid.
We live a self-fulfilling prophecy. Life keeps its agreement with us through our beliefs, because whatever we think about, we bring about. Life is like a mirror. It reflects back whatever image we present to it.
A self-fulfilling prophecy is an assumption or prediction that, purely as a result of having been made, cause the expected or predicted event to occur and thus confirms its own 'accuracy.'
Every theory is a self-fulfilling prophecy that orders experience into the framework it provides.
That is still the case in this country for too many students, the soft bigotry of low expectations. If you don't expect them to learn, if you don't expect them to succeed - then it becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
My first job was as an assistant in the local library. Self-fulfilling prophecy?
Of all the self-fulfilling prophecies in our culture, the assumption that aging means decline and poor health is probably the deadliest.
Life is a self-fulfilling prophecy. What you believe about Life will be your experience of Life.
A single, one-dimensional way of thinking has created a monoculture of the mind.
And the monoculture of the mind has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. This is the root of why we have pitted equity against ecology and sustainability against justice.
It was almost as if I had a right to win.
Thinking like that often seems to turn into sort of a self-fulfilling prophecy.
There's a tendency for adults to label the math that they can do (such as identifying patterns, choosing between competing offers in a supermarket, and challenging statistics published by the government) as "common sense" and labeling everything they can't do as "math" - so that being bad at math becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Judgments of others contribute to self-fulfilling prophecies.
I have great faith in optimism as a guiding principle, if only because it offers us the opportunity of creating a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Pessimism becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy;
it reproduces itself by crippling our willingness to act.
Lying is common in social life, often done for benign purposes, seldom draws severe sanctions, and many of the most notable leaders, including the late Steve Jobs, were consummate prevaricators. Told with enough persistence and conviction, what was once untrue can become true, in a self-fulfilling prophecy sort of way.
[Optimism] acts as a self-fulfilling prophecy.
The task of worrying is to come up with positive solutions for life's perils by anticipating dangers before they arise. If we are preoccupied by worries, we have that must less attention to expend on figuring out the answers. Our worries become self-fulfilling prophecies, propelling us toward the very disaster they predict.
The visions we offer our children shape the future.
It _matters_ what those visions are. Often they become self-fulfilling prophecies. Dreams are maps.
Pessimism is not only unwarranted, it is also a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If you think the cause is lost, it will be. No one works hard for a cause they think will lose.
The soft bigotry of low expectations
We must be optimistic about the future because it's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
If we are creative and ambitious, intelligent machines will liberate us and be as profound a boon to our prosperity as electricity. If we are fearful, and fail to press ahead, we could be overwhelmed by automation and inequality.
The only thing I hate worse than prophecy is self-fulfilling prophecy
When the government pays, health care's lack of affordability becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. In health care, as in other things, government is the high-cost producer.
In our own lives, having a mind-set of expecting to win increases our odds of winning. It helps us get better results. And better results help us increase our credibility and self-confidence, which leads to more positive self-expectancy, and more winning - and the upward cycle continues. It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.
To expect defeat is nine-tenths of defeat itself.
[It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. It is best to plan for all eventualities then believe in success, and only cross the failure bridge if you come to it!]
As with Hobbes, we see again, the power of fiction.
Rousseau's acount of natural man was no more real than Hobbes's, but following the same pattern, once it became the accepted story of human origins, it thereby exercised the power of a self-fulfilling prophecy. In imagining Rousseau to be right, we have become what Rousseau imagined.
Life is self-fulfilling prophecy.
They hope for the Apocalypse like a self-fulfilling prophecy Tell me when do we stop it? Do they ask you your religion before you rent an apartment? Is the answer burning Korans so that we can defend Islamics?
Self-doubt is a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Lose the pessimism, Ms. Lane. It's a self-fulfilling prophecy.
...you can't let something that'll probably never happen ruin your life. You're only helping to make it a self-fulfilling prophecy
Andrew Creighton, who ran Europe for us and who now runs the company day-to-day, would always go to the people he would hire and say, "Look, I don't know what it is, but whatever this guy says comes true because he's got some sort of weird self-fulfilling-prophecy thing." And that's exactly right. The reason I was so bombastic or whatever was because you have to believe it.