Most of us have no problems identifying goals we want to accomplish. It's putting these plans into action that is difficult.
Sometimes we lack discipline or motivation. However, there's another reason why you might struggle to make changes in your life - you have low self-efficacy.
What is self-efficacy? What are the main four sources of it? How can you develop more confidence in your abilities?
These are some of the questions I'll answer in this short book. The advice you're about to read is based both on scientific research and my personal experience. I will share fundamental knowledge that will help you build more confidence in your abilities and reach your goals.
©2015 Martin Meadows (P)2015 Martin Meadows
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It's a short book and I knew already some of the points discussed, but it's a useful short book.
That was the weakest point for me. I found the narrator terribly boring (sorry).
"Some Good Advice, but Not Terribly Interesting..."
Some good info in a very quick read, but there are better guides out there. I found a lot of the information here to be either extremely obvious ("don't give up") or dragged out and repeated too much.
I liked that he mentioned physiological effects of nervousness are interpreted differently by confident and anxious people.
Found the voice to be a bit droning and difficult to listen to...There were also a few instances in which he emphasized words strangely and I found this distracting.
Some of the better advice was included in the social aspects of confidence-building. Surround yourself with people that persevere in areas that would make you give up.
If I had a dollar for every time this books says "self efficacy".....
My roommate overheard around 10 minutes of this book and commented that he was annoyed by this as well.
"Appreciate the complimentary companion copy of Grit"
Rated this a four: I would recommend it to youth and those who are beginning their journey as it is very accessible and gets down to some basics in a concise format. (5 stars) There is less new here for those who are along the way but even they may pick up a new tip or perspective.
"Satisfying first time experience"
This is the first book I listen too and loved it! The book itself i liked it..maybe it keep repeating the same keypoints over and over to the point that I thought the chapter was repeating but then I realized it helped in drilling the idea by just hearing the book one time instead of having to re hear it over and over to get those keypoints! And for the content i really liked it! Maybe I knew some of the points discuseed but Is not the same thinking you know something instead of being told that what you think is actually real. Help boosting my confidence! (Which was the point)
The voice of narrator..i liked it too! Pleasant to hear!
In conclusion, i'll start my next book now :)
I thought it was very insightful and we'll delivered. a foot to listen to more than once
"Good basic guide to jume start your confidence"
Yes It had useful content and books like this you need to lessen to at least twice to get the most out of it.
It gets to the point fast and then moves on to the next point.
he keeps it moving at a good pace and he has a confident voice which it something this book needs for the full effect after all if you need this book you might not give it the energy it deserves and you need.
for one thing I have already downloaded the soft ware he talks about in one of the chapters.
This is by no mean the best book on the subject but it is a good place to start it has a lot of content for as short as it is.
"Awesome!! very inspiring. I will listen to again!"
I will listen to this book again and again over and over!! I love how the author gives me the confidence and things that I didn't think I could accomplish before.
I was very pleased with the information and the way it was presented. Not only was it beneficial to me but I am able to share with others.
"Motivation to improve your efficacy and esteem"
Helps to give you a chance to turn your life around in adulthood. It makes me look at life with even more optimism because I have more tools to reach new heights.
"Learned a lot, and think it can help immediately."
Just learning about self efficacy alone really opened my eyes. Also, this book teaches you how to see things differently which makes a big difference.
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