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INTRO A wise man once said life is like a box of chocolates you never know what youre going to get Little did poor old Mr Forrest Gump know that his statement would be wrong in the eyes of SFP SFP also known as the Pygmalion effect can be defined as a phenomenon by which peoples expectations about the future events lead them to behave in particular ways that on occasion can cause the expected event to occur People tend to find what they are looking for More than that they may even tend unwittingly to create what they seek You see with this definition at times you do know what you are going to get out of life although the majority of times it is in your subconscious I will explain this as the speech goes on Today Im going to cover 3 aspects of SFP 1 The brief history and overall concept of self-fulfilling prophecy 2 How you know the outcome of a situation before it begins and 3 how thinking positively will lead to better outcomes Let me begin by stating the history of the name According to John Fleming the name derives all the way back from Greek mythology It started when a sculptor whose name was Pygmalion created a statue of a woman whom he fell in love with Seeing his anguish Aphrodite the goddess of love took pity on him and brought the statue to life The theme of the Pygmalion myth is that wanting something to be true can actually make it come true This leads me into the concept of SFP Here you will notice 3 points First we form certain beliefs or expectations of either people or events before they occursuch as giving a speech in front of a class with the expectation of not passing out from nervousness Second we express these expectations in a variety of waystake for instance right
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