‘I think I can’ to ‘I KNOW I can’

In this article on the Psychology Today website, writer Michelle Gielan talks about how to go from “I think I can” to “I know I can”:

“If life were to present you with a challenge or if something were to go wrong unexpectedly, would you be able to handle it? Think about that for a minute.

You might be thinking: If what were to go wrong? How can I answer that if I don’t know exactly what we are talking about?

The key is to think beyond any particular challenge, setback, or roadblock. The real question is: no matter what were to happen to you or to those around you, would you be able to handle it and prevail?

When we answer yes, that often means we have a high degree of what’s called self-efficacy. While it is not something we often talk about, self-efficacy plays an important role in life. It is the belief that when challenges arise, we are able to use our skills and abilities to navigate situations and triumph.”

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