I will write about the importance of having unfounded self-confidence today. The theme is “self-efficacy”.
To take my favorite yoga teacher Megala’s class everyday is my routine in Hong Kong. I lost no time in taking her class this morning. It was powerful and challenging class as usual and I really enjoyed it! (I’m a little bit scary my whole body will be sore tomorrow…)
When I join in her class after a long time, I can feel my advance and also can feel another people’s one. Some people obviously have advanced compared to before, and other people haven’t changed.
The difference between the former and the latter is people who have advanced try different challenging poses whenever I see them and people who haven’t changed always maintain the status quo.
What does make a difference between the two?
I think it’s self-efficacy.
Self-efficacy is the extent or strength of one’s belief in one’s own ability to complete tasks and reach goals. (by Wikipedia)
It’s said self-efficacy affects your action. For example, when people try something, a person who has high self-efficacy tends to think positive, act and achieve good results. On the other hand, a person who has low self-efficacy tends to think negative, give up to try and lose an opportunity to achieve. As the example shows you, self-efficacy affect your future greatly.
So how can you develop your self-efficacy?
It’s to have unfounded self-confidence.
To have unfounded self-confidence is to believe your ability strongly. It doesn’t matter if you can do it or not at the moment. If you believe your ability and try things positively, you will think failure is just a passing point to success and at last you will be able to do it. And as this result, you will get confidence and your self-efficacy also will get higher.
Do you have unfounded self-confidence?