Self-efficacy is the belief about your personal ability to achieve a goal or complete something successfully. Studies have shown students who have a high level of self-efficacy, or mindset, perform better than students who do not. This is why a positive attitude and proper planning is so important.
Positive self-talk is one way you can help keep a positive attitude and stay focused and motivated to achieve any goal. For this assignment, you are going to consider what things you can reinforce, or say to yourself, to keep a positive mindset.
Consider the following statements:
Instead of: I’m going to think like this: I’m not good at this. What can I do to understand this better? This is too hard. This may take some extra time
Now, consider your responses to the following:
Instead of: I’m going to think like this: She is so much smarter than me. My response will have to be good enough. This isn’t going how I planned. I cannot do math. I’m a horrible writer. I just don’t understand this. I don’t know how to get started.
What are some other positive ways you can help stay motivated?
In your submission, be sure to:
List the alternative you will use for positive self-talk situations described above.
Describe any other ways you can help motivate yourself when things may seem impossible.