Chapter 8. Self-Efficacy

Believe it can be done. When you believe something can be done, really believe, your mind will find the ways to do it. Believing a solution paves the way to solution.

David Joseph Schwartz

A Little Belief Can Go a Long Way: Part One

In 1970, when the Catholic, male-dominated, conservative (even by South American standards) country elected a self-proclaimed Marxist as president, he ushered in sweeping socialist reforms, started daycare centers, provided milk to schoolchildren, and nationalized the banks, farms, and copper mines. (The country produces more copper than any other country in the world.) But because it was the height of the Cold War and the United States had a vested interest in the mines, Richard Nixon was determined ...

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