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.