This is difficult for some people to believe, but it is true, let me explain it here.
Behavioral scientists have found that 80% of communication is nonverbal. That means our expression, behavior and mannerisms convey more than our words. When a person believes something it changes his nonverbal communication. For example, if he believes his wife is being unfair to him, his nonverbal communication tips her off that he has a bad attitude. Once she senses his bad attitude, the natural reaction is to get a bad attitude back.
The same is true in dealing with your boss. If you feel she is unfair and mean, your attitude will start to show your belief in various different ways. Soon your boss will pick up on it and begin to treat you in a mean, unfair fashion.
But belief can change more than just the other person’s behavior. An athlete who really believes he can win an event will tend to work harder than one who doesn’t have much hope of winning. The belief instills persistence. If the athlete daydreams about winning it strengthens the belief and excites him enough to will to work harder.
William James, the Father of American Psychology said that the most important factor when you start a difficult undertaking is a strong belief that you can accomplish your task. Dozens of successful people who take the time to explain how they accomplished great things almost always talk about belief.
The more you believe you can do it, the more likely you are to achieve it.
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