Self-efficacy is our belief in our own abilities. It allows us to confront problems head on and flourish in the face of challenges. Without it, we avoid things that seem hard and miss out on opportunities for growth. Keep reading to learn about how practicing self-efficacy can keep you moving forward.
What is self-efficacy?
The belief that you can handle whatever comes your way, giving you the confidence to act in the face of a challenge. An important indicator of how we approach a difficult situation. If you have self-efficacy, you are more likely to tackle the situation with positivity; if you don't, you may feel threatened by failure and avoid trying at all. A key component of what's known as our "self-system," the part of our psychological makeup that shapes how we perceive and approach the world around us.
Why is it important?
What does it look like in my life?
How do I maximize it?
A deeper look...
One last note: Environment greatly impacts feelings of self-efficacy and it can be taught or improved. Reach out if this is an area I can support you on!
Featured Researchers Albert Bandura, Ph.D., and one of the most cited psychologists of all time. Daniel Kahneman, Ph.D., a Nobel Memorial Prize winner noted for his work on the psychology of judgment and decision making.
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