I have asked that question at times when everything particularly in business has gone wrong - despite hours of hard work and dedication.
Past a certain age, when most people come to the realization that the world isn't fair and that the fairy tale type of endings are just not there - this question of a curse often comes up.
Lately, I have focused on the type of psychology around the power of the mind. Most people have heard of a placebo effect. What is less know but is now getting attention is the Nocebo effect.
According to this article
An opposite tendency—and one that has been largely overlooked by the research community—is the nocebo effect. Put simply, it is the phenomenon in which inert substances or mere suggestions of substances actually bring about negative effects in a patient or research participant. For some, being informed of a pill or procedure’s potential side effects is enough to bring on real-life symptoms.
In simple words - if you think you are cursed you will start living it.
The mantra of the self-help industry about positive thinking is now scientifically being proven right.
So I wonder again -
How limitless can I get with my mind?