Believing lies

The placebo effect is known to have cured people from diseases that have no cure, to have made pain and other symptoms disappear and even to overcome depressions. Actually almost 50% from people suffering from depressions show improvements when having placebo pills.

The placebo effect is basically a lie. But a really efficient one. A lie that gives results because the person lied to does not know it’s a lie.

Might the placebo effect work the same way when it comes to accomplishing other things as well? What if each day you told yourself that you can make it, that your work is great, that your project will succeed, that your book will become a bestseller? Could this work?

Lie to yourself long enough and you might turn it into reality.