Thursday, July 16, 2009
Believe in Yourself !!
Life is tough. It does not always give us what we seek. With the exception of some very lucky people who have a cushy and comfortable life, most of us have to go through a daily struggle. There are several challenges and obstacles to be overcome on our way to success. One needs to work hard, lead a disciplined life and prepare well. One also has to have a strong resolve to achieve ones goals. And have an ability to overcome failures.
Sometimes we find people behaving like the plant "touch me not" - very sensitive and easily dejected. One tough day or one failure and such people get demoralised. Their self esteem gets shattered and they believe themselves to be completely useless. They need to be cajoled and coerced into facing the world and meeting the next challenge. They need constant props to keep them from falling. Ever willing to give up. It seems that they convince themselves to fail and probably secretly enjoy the attention.
On the other hand, there are some brave hearts with a "never say die" spirit in them. They "know" that victory is theirs and it is only a question of working towards it. They persevere in chasing their goals until it is reached. They know that ups and downs are facts of life and look forward to the "ups" when things are "down". They have a calm demeanour and determination to succeed which helps them to face temporary defeats stoically. They display a certain strength of character which wins them the respect of others around them. Even when they are losing, they walk erect. Their body language says it all.
Believe in yourself. When you have this level of self confidence, nothing can upset you. You will have happiness and courage as your constant companions. Be the rock that stands undisturbed by the waves that keep crashing on you. Be the role model for others around you. Your courage and conviction will provide succour not only to yourself but to all those who seek support from you.
"The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams" - Eleanor Roosevelt
"You become what you believe" - Oprah Winfrey
"Believe and act as if it were impossible to fail" - Charles Kettering
"I don't measure a man's success by how high he climbs but how high he bounces when he hits bottom" - George Patton