It’s been years since sociologist, Robert Merton coined the phrase “self fulfilling prophecy.” Essentially it means what you think and believe will happen actually occurs because you will, either by consciously or unconsciously, act in ways to cause it to happen.
We all have an inner voice that talks to us. What does yours say?
If yours is saying things like “I can’t make quota because our prices are too high.” or “No one is buying right now because of the recession.” you are doing yourself more harm than good.
You need to stop being your own enemy and make a conscious effort to stop being negative and start being positive! One way to do that is to associate with successful people who believe they can, and walk away from those who say they can’t.
Another way is to start every day with a positive thought. When my alarm went off this morning, the song that was playing on the radio was the Olympic theme song, “I Believe”. In my opinion there is no better way to start the day.
If you are not familiar with the song, here is the link. http://www.ctvolympics.ca/video/index.html?assetid=c0ca934e-7b7a-4d62-b657-e46924d41858. For sales, for the Olympics, and for Canadians, this is very inspirational video!
On the eve of the 2010 Olympic Winter Games, a wave has traveled all across Canada and is generating an excitement that is truly contagious! It is one of the best examples of the power of positive thought and is centered around that one simple phrase….I believe!
Susan A. Enns, B2B Sales Connections