Prior to the conclusion of 2022, a TikTok video of two girls eating noodles in their car started trending on social media. They indulged in a light-hearted conversation where each reminisced about a social experiment they conducted during their time at college. Sammy, who goes by the username @skkzzolno, and her friend began to conjointly manifest that, “everything works out for us”. By accepting that not everything will occur as wished for, they decided to adopt a ‘growth mindset’, which was greatly complemented by reciting positive affirmations. Through their experience, it seems that the universe does listen. Now, they are eager to raise awareness of the plentiful benefits that can arise from positive self-talk, a term they describe as the ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’.
Although the ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ started trending not too long ago, the concept isn’t something new. The Law of Assumption is a book written by Neville Goddard, where he stated that “If you will assume your desire and live there as though it were true, no power on Earth can stop it from being a fact.” This theory translates to how positive manifestation and utilizing words of affirmation can mirror our thoughts into reality.
Although similar, the law of assumption should not be confused with the law of attraction, however, both can work simultaneously when concerning the intricacies of the ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’. The law of attraction depicts the idea that ‘like attracts like’. According to this law, practicing positive thinking through words of affirmation attracts positive experiences, while thinking negatively does the opposite.
Concepts that encompass the power of thought are not exclusive to philosophy books, but have established their place in scientific and pedagogical research. Studies have demonstrated a correlation between positive thinking and psychological benefits including the reduction of stress and anxiety, as well as improving the immune system. There are also medical interventions that focus on treating and managing psycho-social disorders by changing our way of thinking and behavior, such as cognitive behavioral therapy.
It may seem that the ‘Lucky Girl Syndrome’ is too good to be true. According to Neville, “Your assumption to be effective, cannot be a single isolated act, it must be a maintained attitude of the wish fulfilled”. Essentially, in order to experience this phenomenon, one must fully embody and immerse themselves in the mindset in which they hope to achieve. It is not enough to half-heartedly pronounce affirmations without some sort of action proceeding.
Such a philosophy also applies to the science of cognitive behavior. Positive feelings should not only be said but felt, which can lead to the restructuring of the brain by building new positive-thinking neural pathways.
Above all, our perception of life can affect the way we think, feel, and behave. The “Lucky Girl Syndrome”, when understood and implemented effectively, can help people create a healthy mindset, which in turn can lead to health benefits and improve one’s quality of life.
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