Recently, I was reminded of a blog post from years past sharing lessons learned from the classic children’s story, “The Little Engine That Could,” by Watty Piper, such as courage, strength and a can-do attitude. The oft-recited words, “I think I can, I think I can...” to me, illustrate something even greater, self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is the belief in one’s ability to meet the challenges ahead and complete a task successfully. You may recall that as a result of an engine break down, a group of toys and dolls were left looking for a way to get up and over a mountain to reach the children on the other side.
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