When you picture yourself in the future, what do you see? When thinking and planning for our personal goals, it is important that we have the self-efficacy or belief in our personal capabilities to find future success and accomplishment. In this lesson, we will learn more about self-efficacy and how to tap into feelings of past success in order to help us gain more confidence to tackle our goals for the future.
3. Activity- Have students complete the following handout. If possible, they could pair up and interview each other to describe past success in order to foster more self-efficacy for a more positive future.
Some students may need more support with identifying a past achievement. If this is the case, have students brainstorm as a group examples from home, school, community where they accomplished something. Remember it doesn't have to be big, what’s more important are the feelings and beliefs that supported the past accomplishment.