Do you think that you can influence events in your life?
If so, you have what’s called “self-efficacy.”
Self-efficacy is a concept that is primarily associated with Dr. Albert Bandura, a very famous and influential psychologist. If you’ve heard of the idea that we learn through modeling others’ behavior, you have been influenced by Albert Bandura.
Self-efficacy involves the BELIEFS that you have. They influence how you think, how you behave, what motivates you and even how you feel.
Here’s a link to a little quiz that will help you understand a bit more about your general sense of self-efficacy. After you take the quiz, come back here and read on to understand more about your results:
It’s my experience that most people get a little discouraged when they think about their ability to overcome problems or their ability to maintain self-discipline.
Self-discipline is a skill – not an inherent quality that drops on you out of the sky! Increasing your ability to be disciplined takes practice and it requires a certain amount of awareness about your beliefs.
Often you’ll have beliefs (maybe we can call it malware) that interfere with your self-discipline, causing you to GIVE UP. This can happen to everyone some of the time, but it may happen more often for some and less often for others.
It’s not about whether or not you have the magic. It’s about how much you have allowed yourself to practice discipline behaviors.
Respect that part of you that avoids and fears self-discipline. It’s simply trying to protect you. Sweet of it. Unfortunately, all the “protection” isn’t really helping and you probably know that deep down.
Self-efficacy is very related to your past experiences. It’s easy to feel tied down to the past and think that those experiences define you. But so not true! People change all the time.
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