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Maneuver Your Confidence

Maneuver Your Confidence

With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp.

Nisarg Koladia
I would rather die of passion than of boredom.

Carefully examining a display in the drugstore, a man asked the pharmacist, 

"Do you really guarantee this hair-restorer?"

The pharmacist responded,"Better than that, sir. We give a comb with every bottle."

Wouldn't you love to have that kind of confidence?

One man quipped, "When it comes to believing in myself, I'm an agnostic."

One of the greatest problems many people experience is lack of confidence. Some don't believe in their ability to speak in public, others are afraid to try something they've never done before, and still others do not have the confidence to overcome their shyness.

Do you know that you can become more confident? One effective technique is to learn to do what you are afraid to do.

I led a seminar a few years ago where I asked three volunteers to speak to the group the next day. One young woman named Judy was the first to raise her hand. She explained to me later why she did so: "When you asked for three volunteers," Judy said, "I felt a knot of fear in my stomach. I've never done anything like this before and I've never really believed I could. But the fear was telling me something," she continued. "So because I felt so anxious, I decided that this was something I had to do. But I must to tell you, I'm terrified!"

She made up her mind to do that which she was afraid to do. And the following day, Judy's five-minute talk was superb! She was honest and genuine, speaking right from her heart. Now she is more confident about her ability to speak in public.

People who are confident have choices. People who are fearful too often avoid much of life because they are afraid to venture into unknown territory.

Jim Loehr said, "With confidence, you can reach truly amazing heights; without confidence, even the simplest accomplishments are beyond your grasp."

When you make what you are afraid to do what you choose to do, you will soon have the confidence to do whatever you choose!

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Yash Chaturvedi Sr. Manager - Fedex India

I don't know if one can maneuver confidence so easily. But I know for sure that confidence originates from a knowledgeable head, which is built form content, relevant content. Empty mind can not exhibit any confidence. Skills further sharpens the confidence. And to be skillful at something, one needs to practice a lot. And to practice something with an objective, one needs to be disciplined. For discipline, one needs an objective in life. An objective which is clear and dear to the heart.

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