Friday the 13th. Black cat crossing your way. Broken mirror.
These events can make you stop and think what wrong can happen to you. On the one hand, you are thankful for the warning. On the other, you start thinking what the warning is for.
And you focus on it so much that (almost) all your thoughts are delegated to work at the Black Scenario Department.
Now, it is getting interesting
I am sorry to say that it is not a particular day, a black cat or a broken mirror that stands behind your misfortunes.
It is you.
That is how a self-fulfilling prophecy works browse this site. If you believe in something (like a superstition) strongly enough and you focus on it, it will happen. You will attract it with your thoughts and your actions. Because your subconscious will act in line with your brief. And this brief is what you focus on.
And despite the fact that this mechanism works the same way on the positive and the negative side, we somehow use it better for the worse.
Now, it is getting practical
If you know now how it works, you can cut yourself off your alleged “fate”. It is a mere coincidence. Most probably nothing bad will happen.
Let’s go futher. Once you know how the principle works, use it for your benefit. Think about and focus on something good you would like to happen. Even if the trigger for this thought is something superstitiously dangerous. Most probably this good thing will happen.
Because that is how a self-fulfilling prophecy works.
And as you are already thinking about Friday the 13th, black cat and broken mirror, smile and think about what good those signs can bring for you.
If you are interested in digging into this subject, you will find Richard Wiseman’s “The Luck Factor” research interesting. Just one quote as an appetizer:
A ten-year scientific study into the nature of luck has revealed that, to a large extent, people make their own good and bad fortune. The results also show that it is possible to enhance the amount of luck that people encounter in their lives.
Happy Friday the 13th 🙂
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