Ovation: Being Positive.
Recently, I enjoyed a nice dinner with a friend who is determined to send positivity into the universe with the hope of receiving positivity in return. He’s making an effort to act positively and to say only positive things. Being negative, he’s determined, has only brought more negativity into his life. Because finding inspiration to write something positive every other day is often a challenge for me, I found myself excited to support his efforts.
Our dinner conversation reminded me of the time that I spent in college, pursuing a degree in education, during the semester that I studied the concept of Self-Fulfilling Prophecy.
“A self-fulfilling prophecy is a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself, due to positive feedback between belief and behaviour.” – Wikipedia
Teachers often find themselves working with students who honestly believe that they are destined to fail. These students often believe this so completely that they become unmotivated and, ultimately, do fail. Logically, one might conclude that the opposite could also be true. So, when a friend tells me that they’re going to make an effort to exude positivity, I applaud them. And I intend to join them.
“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Mahatma Gandhi
Will you join us?
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