- by C.C.
Ones You Don’t Think You Can Achieve
Henry Ford once said, “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t—you’re right.” And it turns out, that’s totally true. According to a study in the Journal of Consumer Research, subjects were more likely to succeed at keeping their resolutions when they had high levels of self-efficacy. That’s described by the APA as their “belief in [their] capacity to execute behaviors necessary to produce specific performance attainments.” In other words, the higher the confidence an individual had in their ability to their resolution, the more likely they were to keep them. So have faith.