Self-efficacy is the primary subject of my research and area of expertise.
Rooted in positive psychology, self-efficacy is defined as an individual's perception of their ability to successfully complete a task. When we ask ourselves questions like, "Can I do X successfully?" We are evaluating our self-efficacy.
It is a measure of your belief that you can do a single task successfully.
Why does it matter?
We don't pursue tasks or goals that we believe we are going to be unsuccessful at. In order to achieve our most ambitious goals, we have to first believe we can.
High self-efficacy is the #1 personal factor that influences our success. The good news is that it can be cultivated. You can learn to build your self-efficacy. I will teach you!
Women with high self-efficacy:
Set ambitious goals,
View problems as challenges,
Experience less negative emotions during difficult tasks,
Persist in the face of obstacles, and