Warren Buffet, aging multi-billionaire and “Oboe Wan” of the financial sector, has stated, “The difference between successful people and very successful people is that very successful people say no to almost everything.”
North American culture lures us in though pipedreams of health, wealth, and happiness - schemes that promise to make our lives better and more successful. The problem is that most of what is presented does offer some short term gain or just enough reward to keep us coming back for more.
uLEAD’s Competence Principle states, Belief in your potential is vital for success in life. The question is not, “What must I do to be healthy, wealthy, and wise?” The question is, “How do I begin to discover, believe in, and reach my potential?”
Social researcher Bandura discovered that Self-Efficacy - people's beliefs about their capabilities to influence events that affect their lives holds tremendous power. Self-efficacy beliefs determine how people feel, think, motivate themselves and behave.
“People who regard themselves as highly effacious act, think, and feel differently from those
who perceive themselves as in-effacious. They produce their own future, rather than
simply foretell it.” People who believe they have the power to exercise some measure of
control over their lives are healthier, more effective, and more successful than those who
lack faith in their ability to effect changes in their lives.” Albert Bandura
In effect, having strong self-efficacy – belief in your potential, enables you to say “No!” to many of the destructive and time-wasting options that culture throws at you every waking moment of the day.
What if being successful isn’t about reading the latest self-help book or positioning yourself to maximize your 401K? What if it’s about living an interesting, fulfilling, and inspiring life. For all of our sophistication and knowledge, we cannot see the immense gap between who we are and who we could
be – if only we believed in and applied their true potential.
uLEAD training programs offer individuals and teams practical solutions to say “No?” to short term rewards so that you can say “Yes!” to embracing your potential throughout all of life. Research shows that self-efficacy is grown through modeling, encouragement and persuasion, mastery, and adventure-learning experiences. Call or email us today to discuss how we can serve you in growing belief in your potential.