When I was a little girl, I was very, very shy. When we moved from New York to Virginia, I didn't make the transition very well. I waited for kids to befriend me; and if they didn't automatically come up to me, I assumed they disliked me. Then in turn, I behaved as if I wasn't liked and became even more withdrawn; and in turn, I was even more overlooked by classmates. It was a vicious cycle.
The truth is, I wasn't disliked by other kids; I simply projected it onto them, acted accordingly, and it became my reality.
I find myself as adult sometimes doing the same thing - thinking I'm not worthy of something and thus acting accordingly and subsequently not getting what I truly desire or need.
What thoughts are you projecting out there into the world? What is your current reality and what role does your thinking play in it?