Positive Mindset2020-08-25T10:03:47+00:00

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Self-efficacy is your belief in your own ability to succeed in a specific situation. People with a strong sense of self-efficacy create a positive mindset that allows them to view challenges as opportunities. It requires a shift from ‘glass half empty’ to ‘glass half full’. This does not happen overnight, but the next time you feel overwhelmed by a challenge, try to move your focus from ‘I can’t’ to ‘I can’.

Rather than trying to figure something out and constantly asking yourself – ‘Should I try that? What if I don’t like it?’ and ‘Will this work?’ – start doing things. You may only know the answers to self-inflicted challenges through experiment. By pushing ourselves to try new things we allow ourselves to live a life with experience rather than one, potentially, based on regret.

Try and avoid using the word BUT.  It is a natural barrier to progress and usually it can be replaced with the word AND – a word that leads to a more proactive dialogue.

Being perfect all the time is nigh on impossible, so having the trait of being a perfectionist is a hard one to live with.  Aiming for continual perfection is simply setting yourself up for failure so it may be worth you thinking of trying to be a bit better a bit more often – that is a realistic target!

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Some of our helpful links

Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck
Who Moved My Cheese by Spencer Johnson
On positive psychology – Martin Seligman | Ted Talk
Wellbeing and positive thinking | Mental Health Foundation Podcast
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