Boost your confidence and motivation through visualization. A powerful tool that can help you improve performance.
“Self-fulfilling prophecy” is a psychological term used to describe how our beliefs and expectations automatically influence our behavior.
E.g. If you tell yourself that you are going to fail an upcoming presentation at work, then you might lose your motivation and postpone preparing for it. This will then leave you with little time to write and rehearse it, which in the end may cause you to deliver an unfinished presentation.
However, If you instead tell yourself that the presentation will turn out great, it may boost your confidence and motivation to work on it. You have then increased your chances of performing well and obtained more confidence in yourself.
Admittedly, there may be many other important factors at play when it comes to how well you perform in a given situation, but monitoring your expectations may help you find a way to boost your motivation.
Visualizing a positive outcome causes the brain to release dopamine; a chemical that makes us associate pleasurable feelings with accomplishing a task or goal. While this process happens automatically, making us unconsciously work to affirm our beliefs, it is possible to consciously stimulate it through positive visualization.
If you want to learn more and apply this technique, then try out the guided visualization tool: Visualize It