Have you heard of the looking glass theory? This theory claims that throughout our self-development we will become what people tell us we are.
You may know of, or even been the “dumb kid at school who wont amount to anything” or so the teacher said. But then the teacher turned out to be right… the kid grew up and proved the teacher right.
This happening to us ALL the time, even as adults, no doubt you’ve experienced this.
When you tell someone they look tired, they will feel tired.
When you tell someone they look like they’ve lost weight they will feel like they’ve lost weight.
When you tell someone they look amazing, the will feel amazing!
Unless you are in control of your own perceptions, which most people are not, this will affect you.
Consider the impact you are having on others because whether you have been aware of it or not this is happening and it’s happening to you!
Be sure to be aware of it so you know what to accept and what not to accept when someone is saying something to you, so you don’t turn into their perception of you.
Until next time, Keep Learning & Keep Growing.