When we tell ourselves that we will fail, failure is likely to result. When we tell self that we are going to make a mistake, a mistake will probably be made. When we tell self that we cannot do something, it is unlikely we will ever be able to perform.
“Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right.” This quote ascribed to Henry Ford holds a lot of truth. It is difficult to do anything other than the thoughts we think and thus believe. If we tell ourselves that we are a loser, an idiot, or ugly we are going to consistently see ourselves in that light. Instead of speaking discouraging and critical words to ourselves we aught to think encouraging ones. Failure itself is not a bad thing. By failure we are able to learn how not to do something. Think of failing and making mistakes as a time to learn and grow rather than a reason to quit.
True failure comes by never trying and by quitting too soon. Every time we fail, make a mistake, or are unable to do something we are given an opportunity to learn and thus grow. Seize these opportunities for growth and quit failing.
Are you telling yourself to fail, or, to succeed?