Now you know where the roots of self-efficacy lay. So how do you boost your self-efficacy in practice? The journey takes patience and dedication. You can start with taking a free test with detailed, personalized results to determine how self-efficacious you are.
Consider keeping track of your accomplishments and writing down your goals. Our brains are prone to negativity bias, which means they are wired to recall and focus on failures more than achievements. Take a moment to recall all the goals you have accomplished and write down those that you plan to fulfill in the future.
Another way to enhance your motivation is to watch videos or read stories of people that succeeded in something you are trying to achieve, be it successful students, entrepreneurs, artists, and so on. Notice their positive qualities, behaviors, and approach to achieving their goals. What role models do you think are worth having?
You can also try working on your core beliefs, by first recognizing negative beliefs that you may be holding about yourself. Beliefs such as “I would probably not make it”, “I wouldn’t succeed so I won’t even start”, or “I will fail no matter how hard I try” may be holding you back from working on your goals and achieving them. Try replacing these beliefs with positive ones and continuously remind yourself of their meaning, to eventually internalize them.
Working on your self-efficacy will not only enhance your performance, but also help you set more difficult goals, expend more effort, persist for longer with challenges, and show resilience in the face of adversity. So why not start your quest with Samaṇa
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