Albert Bandura once said that “self-efficacy is the belief in yourself and your ability to perform in ways that influence events that affect your life” (Self-Efficacy: The Exercise of Control).
In other words, self-efficacy is how strongly one believes that one can provide their desired Results. Essentially, can one take personal responsibility or ownership?
I believe that my Actions determine my Results. I take responsibility and ownership for my life. Does this mean I control Circumstances? No. But I do control my Thoughts and Feelings (some would call this attribution) about those Circumstances.
So, I ask you:
• When things “happen” to you, are you able to take responsibility?
• Do you practice self-efficacy daily?
• Can you take ownership of your Thoughts and Feelings, and thus your Actions and Results?
I would love to hear your opinions in the comments below.