I love saying this peptalk three times in a row, in a funny, Winston-Churchill-type voice. (After all, humor is an added stress reliever.)
There was fascinating research done in 1996 by psychologist Albert Bandura—on “Self-efficacy” –which is about developing the inner belief that you can accomplish some task.
According to Bandura, when you believe in your ability, you tend to not give up – and this added effort leads to success.
Never give up —unless you’re doing something stupid. If something’s not working, it’s important to PAUSE, THINK AGAIN, and TRY TO CREATE A NEW STRATEGY. In fact, that’s what the people did with the pile of keys. They simply tried to jiggle the keys a bit differently so as to make the right key work rightly!
Hi I’m Karen Salmansohn, founder of NotSalmon. My mission is to offer you easy-to-understand insights and tools to empower you to bloom into your happiest, highest potential self. I use playful analogies, feisty humor, and stylish graphics to distill big ideas – going as far back as ancient wisdom from Aristotle, Buddhism and Darwin to the latest research studies from Cognitive Therapy, Neuro Linquistic Programming, Neuroscience, Positive Psychology, Quantum Physics, Nutritional Studies – and then some.