If you believe you can do something, you are probably right. If you believe you can’t, you are also probably right!
People’s motivations, actions and realisations are based more on self belief rather than what’s actually true.
If your self efficacy is low, it can lead you to believe that you can’t achieve something, when in fact you can. What we need to do is address negative thoughts in order to combat these unrealistic emotions that have only been created through lack of awareness and negative influences.
Examples of how we can increase Self Efficacy:
- Start listening to the good thoughts in your head.
- Self regulation. Be aware of your emotions and reactions to situations and other people.
- Have the courage to confront and change your beliefs, which in turn will change your reaction to situations and circumstances.
- Put effort in to overcoming obstacles.
- Persistence. Keep trying, the more you practice, the better you will be!
- Surround yourself with positive influences.