October 25, 2021•222 words
The Pygmalion Effect means that people rise up - or fall - to your expectations, depending on what your expectations of them are.
This means that in your position of influence, you can affect the performance of your team simply because of your assumptions (aka beliefs) about them.
Conversely, if you are under the influence of someone, say a coach or a boss or an upline or a guru, your abilities might be improved or degraded simply because of their assumptions about you.
But what are you, a lump of wet clay?
YOU be the Pygmalion. YOU set the expectations. YOU switch on your faith.
Believe the best of those under you, and believe the best of those OVER you.
What if YOU held the assumption or belief that your coach/boss/upline/teacher had great potential to lead you and had great belief in you?
Once again, a clinical experiment shows that YOU create your reality.
(Unless you're living in a fog of unawareness and you've given away your power to people to influence you. (What kind of "influencers" do you follow on Instagram and TikTok, BTW?))
Take back your power. BE the Pygmalion. Set YOUR expectations of those you lead and those you follow.
YOU can make your life what you want it to be. (Psst, you already are.)