Self-Confidence …it’s essential

0 Posted by - May 6, 2013 - Radhanath Swami

 

It is well known that self-confidence is a very essential ingredient for success in any field of life. Without such confidence we are afraid to take risks, and we don’t have the courage to explore higher horizons while performing our deeds within this world. Real self-confidence is not based on our achievements or our success in this world but it is based on the fulfilment of who we are, what our purpose is, and what we represent to ourselves, to our families, and to the world around us. If a person has such self-confidence, then he can generate faith and confidence in others.

To fail is not much of a loss, to lose one’s character and integrity is a major loss to our inner life. A person with proper disposition and attitude is willing to accept even major failures in the eyes of the world in order to preserve the high values that he or she believes in. If we’re willing to sell our ideals, our ethics, our character, our integrity, and our very soul for the adoration of this world, then our so-called self-confidence will be built on a foundation of sand. It has no real substance and it can bring us no real fulfilment.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Eye-opening! Most of us feel that getting the appreciation of others is success which in turn inspires confidence. Thank you for showing us what real self confidence is.

  • Piyush Singh

    A wholistic and precise definition of Self Confidence from HH Radhanath Swami. Indeed, Real self-confidence is not based on our achievements or our success in this world but it is based on the fulfilment of who we are, what our purpose is, and what we represent to ourselves, to our families, and to the world around us.

  • manish

    Profound statement .”To lose one’s character and integrity is a major loss to our inner life”. Thanks Radhanath Swami

  • satyam

    A real understanding of what self-confidence is all about. HH Radhanath Swami has very clearly explained how to be self-confident in a manner that is truly fulfilling and satisfying to the soul. Once we understand our real identity as HH RAdhanath Swami points out then we can really benefit the whole world.

    Thank you HH Radhanath Swami for your words of wisdom

  • jayant mahtani

    Now I know where I am failing. Thank you Swami for this wonderful advice.

  • Sumit Sharma

    If self-confidence based on character and spiritual values is real self-confidence.

  • Very much useful article. It gives everyone to become selfconfident. All glories to HH Radhanatha Svami Maharaja.

  • Raju K Mewada

    Self confidence is essential but what is real self confidence? Radhanath Swami explains here “Real self-confidence is not based on our achievements or our success in this world but it is based on the fulfilment of who we are, what our purpose is, and what we represent to ourselves, to our families, and to the world around us.”. Wonderful

  • Viyoma

    Very True- loved the Line – Self Confidence does not depend on Achievements. Its a a silent inner strength – we need to keep building.

  • Kiran Kulkarni

    With the mere appreciation from others we become euphoric and tend to be super hero in this world but maharaj has lucidly explained us if we do this we are building a foundation on sand.

  • Kalpana Kulkarni

    Self confidence is very essential both in material and spiritual life.

  • harsh0807

    Thank you for such wonderful msg swamiji !!!

  • amit

    . Real self-confidence is not based on our achievements or our success in this world but it is based on the fulfilment of who we are, what our purpose is, and what we represent to ourselves, to our families, and to the world around us. If a person has such self-confidence, then he can generate faith and confidence in others.
    Thank you inspiring all of us.