What if you could be, do, or have anything you desired? Who would you be? What would you do? What would you have? Once you have decided on the answers to these questions, you can create some goals and begin your journey of their attainment. Today you will learn how self-efficacy and maintaining a Positive Present Perspective (PPP) can help you accomplish anything you desire while feeling good in the process.
What is Self-Efficacy?
Self-efficacy, by definition, is your belief in your ability to succeed in specific situations or accomplish a task. This concept was defined by a psychologist named Albert Bandura, whose research found that the more self-efficacy you have, the higher the odds you will be successful based on the decisions you make when faced with challenges. When you believe in your ability to succeed, you are more likely to demonstrate discipline, patience, and perseverance, all necessary qualities to achieve success. Conversely, when you do not believe in your ability to succeed, you create an environment where you allow fear to cause inaction, which slows down any progress on your goal.
Since the basis of self-efficacy is belief, you have the ability to influence your self-efficacy based on your perspective and the thoughts you consistently think. The more negative thoughts you think, the more negative emotions you feel, which creates resistance along your journey and lowers your self-efficacy. The more positive thoughts you think, the more positive emotions you feel, which allows abundance to flow into your life, making the attainment of your goal easier and more enjoyable. This increases your self-efficacy. Remember, how you feel matters.
A Positive Present Perspective
Along your journey of success, the quality of your perspective will determine the quality of your experience. Perspective, by definition, is a particular attitude toward something, and to be present means to be fully focused on what you are doing or experiencing. When you have a positive attitude towards anything you observe, you feel positive emotions as a result, increasing the enjoyment of your experience.
By maintaining a Positive Present Perspective (PPP), you create an environment where you feel good about where you are on your journey. This particularly comes in handy when you experience an obstacle, which is common during the pursuit of any goal. When you look at an obstacle through the lens of a PPP, instead of seeing a problem, you see an opportunity to learn and grow. The more you maintain a PPP and experience positive emotions along your journey, the more you allow abundance to flow into your life and reinforce the belief you have in your ability to succeed.