It means believing in your ability to perform a task and achieve goals.There are 3 ways to build self-efficacy:
- Ensure early success. When first starting out, choose activities you're certain you can do successfully.
- Watch others succeed in the activity you want to try. This is particularly effective if the person you're observing is similar to you (friends, neighbors, co-workers).
- Find a supportive voice. Personal trainers and coaches are skilled in giving appropriate encouragement, as are good friends (usually).