High expectations influencers place in you can have a dramatic impact on your future success in life.
The University of California, Los Angeles, studied data from a national surrey of 6,600 children born in 2001.
Professor Neal Halfon and his colleagues found that the expectations parents have for their kids pushes their kids to achieve important, life changing goals.
They concluded in their study that kids have a tendency to live up to the expectations of their parents.
In their study, 96% of children who were expected to go to college excelled on standardized tests.
This if known as the Pygmalion Effect, which states:
“What one person expects of another can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
This can be self-imposed. You can create your own expectations for yourself in life. This creates a good type of mild stress which has the effect of agitation you enough to steer you in the direction of your own personal self-imposed expectations.