.....in this world, you'll come across many people who will oppose you, and try to grind you down. Do not let them upset you or shake your confidence even a tiny bit. You must learn to derive your confidence and strength from their opposition. Paradoxical as it may sound to you, but that's the reality. Their obstacles will make you passionate, far more than ever before. Your critics will make you wise, foes will make you smart, and haters will keep you alert at all times. The key is to transform their negativity into positivity for yourself. Good luck!
Be courteous to all, but intimate with few, and let those few be well tried before you give them your confidence. True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity before it is entitled to the appellation.
Be self-confident! Believe in yourself first before anyone else! Nobody, absolutely no one, in the world should be able to shake your self-confidence without your consent. Be a well-balanced self-critic to improve yourself, at all times! You're a "Cut above the rest" - and that you mustn't ever forget. Good luck!
I never seek to defeat the man I am fighting, I seek to defeat his confidence. A mind troubled by doubt cannot focus on the course to victory. Two men are equals - true equals - only when they both have equal confidence.
If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. You may fool all of the people some of the time you can even fool some of the people all the time but you can't fool all of the people all of the time.
It is expected from the government officials and the financial sector to selectively report on the good news to avoid investors panic and maintain confidence in the economy. Unfortunately building confidence has been the name of the game since the beginning of the crisis rather than real economic reforms.
Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates confidence, decisiveness, and a rational outlook, which eventually leads to success.
Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different HO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!
Many people misconstrue confidence with arrogance and vice versa, although the two are truly distinct and quite different IMHO. Confident person knows that no one is above him/her, and treats everyone with equality. Arrogant person believes that everyone is below her/him, and doesn't treat others with equality, respect and dignity. And that's what differentiates Confidence from Arrogance!
There is a subtle difference between Confidence and Arrogance. You see, Arrogance makes you think that everyone is below you, while Confidence makes you realize that no one is above you. Once you realize this differentiation, you'll become Confident, and will earn the respect from society. Good luck!
We shall not flag or fail. We shall go on to the end. We shall fight in France, we shall fight on the seas and the oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our island, whatever the cost may be. We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills we shall never surrender.
When I was growing up in a small village in India, the fairy-tales and children's stories led me to believe that villlains and bad guys look like monsters, and they are really very rude and crude in their behavior. The movies during my generation also strengthened that perseption. As I grew up and travelled around the world, I soon realized the reality that the bad guys and villains are often good looking, well-behaved, silky smooth and sharp and smart...often too smart to gain your complete confidence before their brutal betrayal and deceitfully back-stabbing you, when you least expect it. We all discover this harsh reality hard way, after getting entangled at least once in their tantalizing tangled web of deception, that appearances can often be deceptive, and too good to be true - always! And yet, not all the times but only occasionally, the dreamer and optimist inside us likes to believe those fairy-tells and the happy-ending movies from childhood....
You will often meet many mean people who will enjoy to make fun of you, deliberately put you down, and brutally crush your confidence. They will try to strip you off your dignity and pride, ruthlessly. Yet you must remember that one's dignity may be vandalized, assaulted, and cruelly mocked, but it can never be taken away unless and until it is surrendered by its owner. Never surrender your dignity and pride.
We gain amazing confidence and courage on every occasion, invariably, when we work outside our comfort zone. When we are outside our element, we have no choice but to challenge ourselves in order to win against all odds, and in the face of fear and uncertainty. In my view, we offer our best performance when we have to operate outside our comfort zone, just like a meteor enters Earth's gravitational field and shines with the brightest light that illuminates the sky. Hence we mustn't fear leaving our comfort zone or being outside our element any time. Instead, we should challenge the status quo to offer the best performance in an unfamiliar territory. This is how we reinvent ourselves, and become the better versions of ourselves than ever before.
If you think about disaster, you will get it. Brood about death and you hasten your demise. Think positively and masterfully, with confidence and faith, and life becomes more secure, more fraught with action, richer in achievement and experience.