Whether you expect to succeed or expect to fail, your expectations become self-fulfilling prophecies.
When you expect failure, you communicate your expectations to your subconscious mind. Your brain accepts the notion and prompts your actions as if you will fail. You actually program yourself to do the things that will lead you to fail. This creates anxiety that contributes to stress and negative feelings.
In contrast, when you expect to succeed, you prompt your subconscious to succeed.
This optimism and positivity may lead to many things, including an extra effort that could be the difference between success and failure and the move to seek out people who can contribute to your success. In short, your subconscious can be the spark that leads to success.
I am writing this on July 4, 2016, as I recall Thomas Jefferson’s words from the Declaration of Independence “. . . that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness . . . .”
Your self-talk affects your subconscious and can play a substantial role in your pursuit of success and happiness.
Tip: Indulge in hope, rather than listening to your doubts.