Saturday, 25 July 2015

“Things to Do When You Feel Insecure” ―Professor M.S.Rao

“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” ―Norman Vincent Peale

Insecurity is a major setback to the growth of many people globally. Most people don’t take risks because of insecurity. They have the fear or unknown, and fear of failure. Here goes the story of Marshall who stopped experimenting and exploring due to fear of failure.  Marshall did a trading business and was cheated by some of his lenders. As a result, he was bankrupt at the age of 44 years. Having vexed with life, he relocated to another place to start a new life.  He took up employment to earn livelihood for his family.

After five years of employment, he wanted to venture into new businesses but he was scared due to his past bankruptcy. Additionally, he was in the middle age.  He felt that the salary he was getting was enough to sustain his family.  Hence, he continued his life without exploring into new ventures.  He thought several times to take risk and start new businesses but his wife told him to stay away from business as business brought him bad luck. Finally, Marshall settled for an employment and led an ordinary life. Had Marshall tried his business, he would have become a successful entrepreneur.

The message from this story is that failure is an integral part of our life. We must learn lessons and move forward with a new hope. We must not kill our hopes and aspirations. We must constantly try for new things in life.   

Make sure that you overcome your mental limitations. Once people failed in life doesn’t mean that they will fail again. Failure is a lesson in disguise to improve yourself and do better.  Believe in yourself. Be confident. Kill the inner enemy of low self-esteem to overcome your mental limitations. Don’t compare with others. Look at the door that is opened, not the one that is closed. Draw inspiration from successful leaders like Abraham Lincoln who hit lows in their lives and bounced back.  Remember, every dog has its day. Your day will come and people hold with your great respect.

God gave us one life. We must know how to make use of our life by utilizing it productively. Hence, overcome your insecurities. Explore and experiment. Take risks because life is worth living when it has challenges.  

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” ―Eleanor Roosevelt

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