The term "Self fulfilling prophecy" is all too apt when it comes to how we think about ourselves. Just think about it. You've likely heard people in your life talk over and over about their misgivings. It can be something as simple as "I'm not good at math" or "I wish I had some kind of artistic talent." As people say those kind of things over and over, they allow themselves to stay in that exact state rather than do anything to change it. It's completely counterproductive, and unfortunately, those kind of thoughts are incredibly common in almost everyone..
The only way to move forward and make progress in any particular area of your life is to adopt a positive mentality about it. If you believe you can do something, you'll be much more apt to give it a try and do whatever needs to be done in order to make it happen. By admitting that you can't do something, you're essentially reveling in it and assuring that it's only going to stay that way. That's precisely why it's important to be careful with your everyday mindset, because it is integral to what's going to become of you in the future. .
The "can't" mindset will set you back at every corner, as will thinking only about what's wrong with your life. From "I hate my job" to "I need to lose weight" and anything in between, saying and thinking those kind of things only affirms them and cements them in your mind. Whatever problems you're facing will only become more and more difficult to overcome as they grow more firmly rooted in who you're letting yourself become. If you want to have a better future, you have to focus as hard as possible on staying positive. .
So, if there's something you've always wanted to do, start telling yourself you can. "I am losing weight" or even "I'm going to lose weight" is a lot more positive than continually placing phrases like "I wish I could" or "I need to" up front. If you want a certain career, skill, possession, or literally anything else, only by accepting that you deserve it and will get it will it ever happen. Your mindset is crucial to your happiness, and it's really as simple as a few basic tweaks to your typical thought process. Focus on positivity, and your life will begin improving tenfold even faster than you'd expect.