Move ahead in life with Confidence

Confidence is a must have quality for all of us. However, many of us lack it and it brings misery in our life. When we have the belief that we are good for nothing then it will be almost impossible to do well in life. This absence of self-confidence will destroy any will power in us.

Sadly, I live in a society where most people feel that unless you have good grades in your exams, you are not a good student. It does not matter what you know, it also does not matter whether you are passionate about knowledge. So, many people consider that they have the right to make fun of you. So, many of us tend to memorize almost everything and they end up not having any creativity. Many parents even frown upon their children for reading story books or books outside of the school syllabus.

There is another common scenario present in our society about work or profession- you are measures according to your wealth or income. It does not matter if you earned it honestly or not, it also does not matter if you are skilled or hard working. You have money and you are considered to be successful- this is the common rule. As a result, many of us feel disheartened and discouraged and perhaps depressed.

This causes that we lose interest to try for our career- be it a job or a business. We feel sad and we lose any interest for trying to shine in our profession. This is a sad reality. Trying seriously in life is a very good quality. It brings a lot of happiness and satisfaction in the end. May be at first, we feel depressed when we do not get the proper recognition we deserve. However, when we keep on trying, we start to see some success and at one stage, we feel satisfaction from our profession.

I am not saying that you should try for good grades or you should try to earn more money. Of course, they are important and you should try your best. However, what I am trying to state here is that you should focus on studying seriously, you should try to develop passion for knowledge, you should try to be serious in your profession and enjoy the hard work. You should not go for any short cut. You should also be satisfied with your income and you should not get depressed.

Never lose your confidence and neglect when others laugh at you. Do not change your personality. You cannot satisfy everyone, you should even try for it. Rather, try to be honest and hard-working and that matters a lot.  Trust me, this will bring real happiness and satisfaction.

3 thoughts on “Move ahead in life with Confidence

  1. As an author, I relate to this. I’ve had so many people judge me or tell me things that weren’t true about life (like that you have to go to school to get a good job). Instead of listening to them, I dedicated to learning, growing, and bettering myself in ways that worked for me as an individual. I followed my own path, and that helped me achieve confidence in myself.

    People told me that my first book wasn’t likely to be published, but I worked hard on it, and I was published the 8th time I submitted it. I was also told I’d never get a good job, but I became self-employed and made up my own rules as I went. Now I can make good money when I need it–and take time off when I want to as well.

    Be confident, do your best, make your own path, and don’t listen to anyone who tells you that you can’t do something, because they don’t know what they’re talking about. Just my advice. :)

    1. Yes this is so true. But the reason our confidence grates down to such a low level (where we can’t even see it anymore at times) is because we buy into the fact that society knows what’s best for us – and that’s not true at all. Only we know what’s best for us. If you want something in life then you have to work for it; if you want to break out of the “traditional career path” then you have to put your nose to the grindstone and create. As I’ve mentioned before, thinking only gets you so far – you have to actually produce to make results, and not just once or twice but all the time.

      You’re a talented writer, Razib. Don’t let others put you down when you know full well of your own greatness. That’s just my two cents, anyway.

      And congratulations Andi! That’s awesome to hear – congratulations for sticking it out and proving to everyone that you kick butt. I’m going down the self-employed path as well, and I’ve learned to tune people out – they just can’t seem to envision the concept of being employed by yourself… almost like it’s an alien concept to them, and we’re some sort of dreamer that’s not living in reality. So we have to show them that they’re the ones living in an illusion, and do what works for us – because we’re the only ones who can create our ideal life.

  2. For a person, confidence is the most important thing to get success in life. Lack of confidence can cause depression, discourage and disheartened. It is also true that we judge one’s success with his or her academic result and money. We even do not praise someone’s hardworking and honesty. Whatever we do, if we can do it with honesty and full dedication, we will get success. We should give our all concentration in learning knowledge rather memorising something. It will help us nurture our brain. Success comes after failures. So, if we fail in our work, we should not stop moving ahead, because after failure, success comes.

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