Superstitions create anxiety and stress!
When you allow yourself to believe in superstitions you are basically allowing yourself to believe that areas of your life are being controlled by magical forces outside of you.
Now, here’s some basic psychology, in any given situation the amount of anxiety and stress we feel depends on the amount of control we feel we have over it!
Think about this, do you really think that believing that whether you are going to have a good or bad day is down to a number, a black cat, a magpie, a piece of wood etc. Or anything or anyone else for that matter, is a good thing?
Or would you rather believe whether you are going to have a good or bad day depends on the work and effort you put into it – it’s something you can directly influence?
Also, because superstitions are NOT based on facts that effected everyone – like gravity. This means that they will only effect or have power over the believer, which in turn makes total sense of the empowering belief, that you make your own luck – YOU really do!
So stop giving your power and control away, because you just might need it…?
I tweeted this to a superstitious footballer who had just been dumped out of the world cup…
@dele_official well done! But, drop the dis-empowering magical superstitions and own your successes and failures. In doing so you’ll begin to rely on your own work and efforts to improve your chances of success rather than depending on a bit of tape on your leg ?