What is a self fulilfing prophecy?

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Can anyone explain this concept to me? I feel like I get premonitions and I've been told by someone that I could be experiencing a self fulfilling prophecy where I am making my experiences happen. I don't understand this. Can someone please give me an example of a self fulfilling prophecy as I would really really appreciate it.
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It's essentially when you cause something to happen by simply thinking about it or creating it yourself. This really comes from this notion that the future is not set, i.e there is no true destiny except the one we create. Think of therefore as a future that you've created for yourself by assuming that is what would happen (but you don't realise you're doing it most of the time). The good example of this is this concept of placebo effect in healthcare field. I give you a sugar pill but tell you it's a real medicine that will help reduce your headaches, you take it expecting it to make your headache better and voila, your headaches improve!
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Its a prediction about yourself which becomes true.

Example: You keep telling your self that you are a failure and you actually become a failure

or you keep telling yourself you're successful and you actually become successful
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(Original post by Mr Optimist)
It's essentially when you cause something to happen by simply thinking about it or creating it yourself. This really comes from this notion that the future is not set, i.e there is no true destiny except the one we create. Think of therefore as a future that you've created for yourself by assuming that is what would happen (but you don't realise you're doing it most of the time). The good example of this is this concept of placebo effect in healthcare field. I give you a sugar pill but tell you it's a real medicine that will help reduce your headaches, you take it expecting it to make your headache better and voila, your headaches improve!
Thank you for the response. I’m not sure I completely understand, can you explain it further please?
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living up to a label given to you.
if a teacher kept calling labelling you as a troublemaker even tho ur not, you will eventually become one
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