Or to put it another way:
"The mind is everything. What you think you become." - Buddha: was a sage on whose teachings Buddhism was founded
How many times have you got out of bed in the morning and stubbed your toe for example and said to yourself “Oh brilliant, that’s how my day is gonna be is it?” and you dwelled on it, only for things throughout the day to seemingly go awry.
I know this sounds unbelievable, you attracted it!!
How about someone in your dim and distant past telling you that you would never amount to anything on a reasonably regular basis, how did that pan out?
When I first starting working my way up the career ladder, I had some of my colleagues (who I considered friends) telling me that I’d not talk to them now I was on the way up, this confused me as I was the same person, I just wasn’t satisfied doing the dull job with minimal cranial stimulation and low wages. I knew there was a more stretching role for me and I went for it every time opportunity knocked.
It came true though, not through my actions but through theirs. Whenever I saw them I’d make conversation and be met by many with sneers about how I’d be lowering myself to talk to them, how ridiculous was that?
It took me many years to work out that it was their issue not mine. Their beliefs became their own self fulfilling promise. Many, in fact nearly all, of them 25 years later were still doing the same jobs. That is when I worked it out.
What you think you become, when you set yourself low aspirations it’s easy to achieve them much easier than reaching much bigger goals.