Confident about your own capability and weaknesses. Accomplishes tasks successfully with drive, focus and initiative.
Advantages when Self Efficacy is High:
- Sets challenging goals and maintains strong commitment to them
- Takes initiative, displays confidence and is proactive
- Manages work with sustained focus and drive
- Quickly recovers after failures or setbacks
- Completes work with quality and timeliness
Risks when Self Efficacy is Overused:
- Sets highly stretched goals that prevents having a balanced life
- Tries very hard to justify own responses
- Appears arrogant and over-confident
- Not in touch with own feelings and that of others in their quest to succeed
- Consistently focussed on outcomes and may miss the process
Risks when Self Efficacy is Low:
- Lacks clear goals and a way forward
- Easily distracted because of a lack of focus
- Overlooks mistakes just to complete tasks
- Lacks initiative and needs prompting to proceed
- Lower self-confidence and limiting self-beliefs
- Identify your strengths and build on them. At the same time, identify any weaknesses and do what it takes to turn them into strengths.
- Do an analysis of tasks and goals by considering the strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and threats of every decision.
- Learn to persist in times of failure so as to nurture your acceptance of mistakes.
- Use every failure as an opportunity to learn and grow. Ask yourself “What would you do differently if this occurred again?”
- Cultivate self-belief by having confidence in your ideas by sharing them with others, so as to affirm your thoughts.