FMM 1 17 14 Self-Efficacy

I am enjoying a break this Sunday from posting. As of 5 p.m. I finished editing my book before sending it off for a professional evaluation.
Hope you enjoy reading Self-Efficacy as much as I did.

Friday Morning Messages

Live as if you were living a second time, and as though you had acted wrongly the first time.”~ Viktor E. Frankl

Studies show that you can predict a person’s ability to change a habit by the degree to which they believe in their ability to change.  Self-efficacy is the term given to that belief in your own capabilities.  Many people go on a diet without truly believing that they are going to lose weight, in fact they often expect to put it back on.  How can we succeed at anything when we doubt ourselves?  And how do those doubts get planted in our brains?

There is a whole industry dedicated to affirmations, those daily positive sayings that are designed to inspire you, that tell you of your abilities, your beauty and your worth.  There are bookshelves full of self-help books that have capitalized on the knowledge that…

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Published by Marianna Crane

After a long career in nursing--I was one of the first certified gerontological nurse practitioners--I am now a writer. My writings center around patients I have had over the years that continue to haunt my memory unless I record their stories. In addition, showing what a nurse practitioner does in her job will educate the public about we nurses really do. So few nurses write about ourselves as compared to physicians. My memoir, "Stories from the Tenth Floor Clinic: A Nurse Practitioner Remembers is available for pre-order on Amazon.

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