Self-confidence can be defined as believing in yourself and your abilities. It is a very important asset that you must possess if you really want to be a successful person. It will help you stand out from the crowd and be a leading light. Having self-confidence will make you overcome obstacles on your way to success. Without this quality, a person cannot accomplish much in life. Belief in yourself and abilities is the basic requirement for success in any endeavor, develop the courage to trust in your abilities and this will surely help you overcome anything that tries to upset your apple cart.
Lets today take up the short story “Uncashed Cheque” to understand the importance of self-confidence.
This is the story of a man who had achieved a lot in his life, at a young age, and had set up a huge empire.
Everything was going well and suddenly one day he incurred a huge loss in business. He was deep in debt and could see no way out.
Restless with all these things, the man was not able to understand anything, He sat on the park bench, and head in hands, wondering if anything could save his company from bankruptcy. .
Suddenly an old man appeared before him. “I can see that something is troubling you,” he said.
After listening to the executive’s woes, the old man said, “I believe I can help you.”
The business executive saw in his hand a cheque of 50 lakhs, signed by Ratan Tata, the one of the richest men in the world! And said, start your work again and if you have money, then return it to me.
That man asked that old man, after all, where will I find you to return the money?
Saying this, that old man left from there.
After the old man left, the man saw the cheque and he came to know that, with whom he had just spent an hour and talked, he was none other than Ratan Tata, one of the well-known industrialists of India.
Knowing this, that person was shocked and also happy, and he thought that when people have so much faith in me, why not I believe in myself and he decided that without spending a single penny of this money, I will build my empire again .
After going home, he kept that 50 lakh cheque in his locker, and worked so hard that in just 6 months he built a business bigger than before.
After 6 months, he took a cheque of 50 lakhs and went to the same place where that old man gave him money.
The old man was roaming there, seeing that old man as this person moved towards him and was about to reach the old man that a nurse came and took him.
Seeing this, this person asked that nurse, what has happened to them, why are you taking them away?
The nurse said – I hope he hasn’t been bothering you. He’s always escaping from the rest home and telling people he is “Ratan Tata.” And she led the old man away by the arm.
Hearing this, The astonished executive just stood there, stunned.
Confidence is nothing but the distant vision held positively no matter what comes in between. It comes from one’s own commitment and dedication and is entirely internal. You have it within, unleash your personal power!
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Quote of the week,
Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will. – Venus Williams
Well that’s it for this week, have a wonderful week and stay positive.