It means believing in your ability to perform a task and achieve goals. There are 3 ways to build self-efficacy:
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External rewards (like compliments, fitting into a smaller size, or winning a race) might get a person started but it won't last in the long-term.
A fundamentally independent thinker understands that nothing makes a person upset, angry, or depressed; rather, what a person thinks about the world determines how they feel.
SMARTER goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely, developed Enthusiastically, and attached to Rewards).
SMARTER goals take the guesswork out of routines, so we're more likely to stick to them.
A person commits to a behavioral change and then establishes a "contract" (with a partner, a friend) whereby some consequence (usually a monetary one) results from the person failing to achieve their goal. The idea is that the desire to avoid the consequence helps keep people more committed to success.
They refer to the plan you make about when and where to act before the action occurs.
The format for creating an implementation intention is: “When situation X arises, I will perform response Y.”
Implementation intentions are an effective way of sticking to your goals.
Our mind has muscles. It memorizes patterns. By doing this over and over, you're building your willpower and self-discipline.
Forcing yourself to do things that you don't feel like doing (but you know you should be doing) is a habit you can learn.
Other dopamine-inducing foods that can help maintain a healthy diet: blueberries, spirulina, and fish high in Omega-3 fats.