Motivation is psychological belief

Increase self-efficacy

People with a high expectation of self-efficacy are convinced being responsible for their own happiness and act accordingly. This can make it easier for them, for example, to quit smoking, to exercise regularly, or to part with the unhappy job. They see a meaning behind all these things, believe in themselves and know that they can influence a lot of things themselves. In short, you have more confidence. Studies have shown that self-efficacy affects how people think, act, and feel. In practice, they also develop more stamina, work harder - and set themselves ambitious but achievable goals.

Those who are self-effective can often regulate themselves well - it is then less difficult to control their own feelings and actions. The degree of self-efficacy does not necessarily depend on what a person can actually do. In other words: Some people believe more in themselves, although they cannot do more than others.

This is more difficult for people with a rather low expectation of self-efficacy. You then experience yourself helpless in the face of external circumstances, for example, and you cannot muster your own motivation to see difficult situations as feasible challenges. Even smaller tasks can then become a supposedly insurmountable hurdle. Greater challenges, such as running a marathon or quitting smoking, seem unthinkable.

The good news, however, is: self-efficacy can be increased!