WE’VE BEEN TALKING ABOUT SELF-EFFICACY. NOW LET’S TALK ABOUT BELIEF IN ABILITY.
One of the key factors in gaining or having self-efficacy is the expectation that the goal can be accomplished. If there is no hope or little belief that the goal is attainable, forget even starting the challenge.
We discussed seeing a task as a challenge or a threat. From that we can deduce that a threat would easily turn into I Can’t Do It with all kinds of reasons behind that decision. By identifying the task as a threat and questioning the validity of the threat, can produce some reduction in the view as a threat. Then, as we also discussed, taking “baby steps”to shift the view of a threat to a challenge, success is in sight.