Chapter 7 Playlist: The Pursuit of Self-Efficacy: The Mechanics of “I Can”

Believing that one can’t do something ends progress before it even starts. This chapter explains how one can reverse this belief. Self-efficacy, the belief one can do something, is the direct result of performance accomplishments, verbal persuasion, modeling, and bodily feedback.
The items on this playlist show these “self-efficacy creators” in action. You can if you do and if you are shown how to do and if you practice doing. Little bits of progress yield large results in confidence.

1. “Father of Mine,” Everclear

It is possible to break the painful cycles of our past.

2. “Steady On,” Shawn Colvin

Trauma changes us in significant ways, but when you remain focused on learning to manage PTSD, a peaceful, fulfilling life is possible.

3. “Welcome Back,” Eliza Gilkyson

Darkness will fall away if you persevere through it.

4. TV Series: Army Wives, Season 4, Episode 6

Standing up to spousal abuse.

5. “I will,” Wynonna Judd

It’s a neat trick to see something before it exists. One can do that with one’s attempts to grow.