Even if –at any given time–your choices of action are limited, your choices regarding your attitude are not. Always choose a positive attitude.
A positive attitude makes you happier and more resilient, it improves your relationships, and it even increases your chances of success in any endeavor. In addition, having a positive attitude makes you more creative and it can help you to make better decisions. To top it all off, there are studies that show that people with a positive attitude live longer than their sourpuss counterparts.
There are people who seem perpetually perky and whose good nature appears as innate as their eye color. But attitude is not a fixed state. Whether you are 15 years old or 50, your outlook toward life is always under construction. It’s never too late to change it. If your attitude is deflating you, here’s how to pump it up.
What if there was a way you could easily expand your mind and see greater possibilities in life? What if you could develop better skills naturally?
When people think of having a positive attitude, they probably think it’s little more than plastering a smile on their face and trying to think happy thoughts.
But it’s more than that.
A positive attitude is something that goes deeper and has an effect beyond surface cheer. Negative attitudes promote fear, and a narrowing of focus and the mind, while positive attitudes do the opposite. No one should live in a constant state of “fight or flight”, but negative attitudes create exactly that scenario.
Studies have also shown that having a true positive attitude makes your view of life seem broad, full of possibilities. That view leads to actually living your life in a way that makes it natural to be exposed to and acquire new skills.
1. Evaluate your current attitude.
This is the hardest step in the process. You need to detach from yourself and take a hard look at how you respond to situations.
Identify your problem feelings. What attitudes make you feel most negative about yourself?
Identify your problem behaviors. What actions create conflict between you and others?
Identify your problem thinking. What thoughts cloud or control your mind?
2. Write a statement of purpose.
If your biggest flaw is impatience with others, for example, vow to take a deep breath, listen to them more carefully and develop empathy—an ability to see situations through other people’s eyes. If your downfall is complaining, learn to smile, speak positive words, or if all else fails, silence yourself entirely.
3. Find new words.
If you were trying to motivate other people, you’d pump them up, wouldn’t you? You’d offer words of support, encouragement and inspiration.
Do you do the same for yourself? So many people I’ve met—people with tremendous potential—shortchange themselves with a self-defeating internal voice. I can’t. I doubt. I don’t think. I don’t have the time. I’m afraid. I don’t believe.
This self-doubt darkens our attitudes, limits our success and casts a shadow over our lives. The fix is easy: Change the language. I can. I expect the best. I know. I’ll make the time. I am confident. I believe.
4. Rewire your thought patterns.
Our feelings come from our thoughts. We can change them by changing our thought patterns.
It’s our thoughts, not our circumstances, that determine our happiness. Often, people are convinced they will be happy when they attain a certain goal. When they do, they are surprised and disappointed to discover that they don’t feel fulfilled. What they don’t realize is the act of filling one’s mind with good thoughts every day, regardless of what’s going on in their lives, will bring more overall satisfaction than the one-time high of a job well done.
5. Develop good habits.
An attitude is nothing more than a habit of thought. Habits aren’t instincts; they’re acquired actions. They don’t just happen; they are caused. Many people allow their habits to control them. That’s good if the habits enhance our quality of life. If not, well, life becomes cloudy indeed. You can change your habits. Here’s how:
List your bad habits.
Determine the root cause(s) behind them.
Determine a positive habit to replace a bad one.
Take action to develop that.
Act upon this new habit daily.
Reward yourself by noting one of the benefits of this new habit.
I see habit change as a process, so don’t dismay if you don’t see results overnight. The early stages will be the hardest. Those bad habits want to remain in control. In the middle stages, you’re on the proverbial fence, deciding whether to step fully onto the other side or tumble back into your old ways. In the late stage, you’ve successfully corrected a flaw and are enjoying the attitudinal shift that comes with it. But beware: Complacency is the enemy. Just ask anyone who has lost weight only to gain it back.
Back to that Gatorade commercial, where tennis great Serena Williams looks dead-on at the camera, steely-eyed. Her secret to victory was being “on the wrong side in the biggest upset of your sport,” a reference to her stunning fall in the 2015 U.S. Open to Roberta Vinci, an unseeded player from Italy.
Two years later, she became the only tennis player, man or woman, to win 23 singles Grand Slam titles in the Open era.
“I’ve had to learn to fight all my life—got to learn to keep smiling,” she says. “If you smile, things will work out.”
From the quietly confident doctor
whose advice we rely on, to the charismatic confidence of an inspiring speaker,
self-confident people have qualities that everyone admires.
Self-confidence is extremely
important in almost every aspect of our lives, yet so many people struggle to
find it. Sadly, this can be a vicious circle: people who lack self-confidence
can find it difficult to become successful.
all, most people are reluctant to back a project that’s being pitched by
someone who was nervous, fumbling, and overly apologetic.
the other hand, you might be persuaded by someone who speaks clearly, who holds
his or her head high, who answers questions assuredly, and who readily admits
when he or she does not know something.
people inspire confidence in others: their audience, their peers, their bosses,
their customers, and their friends. And gaining the confidence of others is one
of the key ways in which a self-confident person finds success.
good news is that self-confidence really can be learned and built on. And,
whether you’re working on your own confidence or building the confidence of
people around you, it’s well-worth the effort!
What Is Self-Confidence?
main things contribute to self-confidence: self-efficacy and self-esteem.
We gain a sense of self-efficacy when we see ourselves
(and others similar to ourselves) mastering skills and achieving goals that
matter in those skill areas. This is the confidence that, if we learn and work
hard in a particular area, we’ll succeed; and it’s this type of confidence that
leads people to accept difficult challenges, and persist in the face of
Lack of Confidence
First of fall we need to understand the reason for lack of confidence. Lack of confidence is due to a fear of one kind or another (mostly unfounded). As an American wrote, “my life was full of misfortunes which never happened”.
Of course, one need not be
reckless. Yet, harboring fear never helps. We need to think rationally and pen
down what makes us afraid and why. This process helps remove some of the fear
and begins the path of building confidence.
A famous Management Guru
one said that there are four ‘C’s which form the foundation of an individual’s
growth and a Company’s progress. These four virtues are – Curiosity,
Confidence, Courage and Consistency. The most important of these happen to be Confidence. If absence of
confidence the other virtues will simply disappear.
It is said that “they conquer who believe they can”.
Self-belief is thus the second important factor in building up confidence.
Confidence emerging out of self-belief is necessary for any significant
achievement. New opportunities always carry some incidence of chance. For
taking any initiative you must be prepared to take calculated risk. In fact not
taking any risk is the biggest risk of life.
Further, Confidence enables you to trust yourself. And if you don’t trust yourself, nobody else will. No one will feel secure in placing any responsibility on you. That will be the dead end. There is no further growth.
Often we do not see opportunities because we are not interested. On the face of it, lack of desire acts as a strong handicap in our progress and growth. But, Confidence trains our mind to desire what the situation demands. It makes us alert enough to recognize and seize emerging opportunities. With desire created by confidence we look ahead, strive hard and succeed.
Confidence breeds courage
For taking risk of any kind one needs to have courage. If we have confidence; we will be able to rise up to the demands of the situation. So we must go ahead and take calculated risk. Courage enables us to move ahead! Yet, if there is no confidence it will be very difficult to harness courage.
Most people lack self-confidence. You can help them! Smile. Your smile will reassure them. You will be doing a great job helping them to gain confidence. This is particularly true when somebody is meeting a new group of people. We must also remember that the more we are helping others to gain confidence, the more we enhance our own self-confidence! We help ourselves too!!!
confidence depends on how you have been influenced by people around you till
now. Be it your parents, your teachers, your friends and others you have been
meeting. Some of the influences have created positive impact. ‘Yes, you can do
it and you must try’. This motivates you to act even if there is some risk.
‘No, you can’t do it’, ‘it is not for you’ ‘what will others say when you fail’-
these are some of the negative thoughts, instilled by people around you, or due
to your own brooding. These hold you back.
and Action are three most important ingredients of your self-confidence. Today,
everyone realizes the importance of self-confidence. Your career, your
relations with others, your progress in life or even your reputation- all
depend on your self- confidence. Your ability to overcome fears and your
determination to take action even in adverse circumstances give it a boost.
Anyone who wants to grow in life must develop ability to take some risk. Of
course, you must not be a dare-devil. No need to deliberately expose yourself
to great risk just to show off. Nor is there a need to take risk without
thinking about the results. But some calculated risk of taking action to move
forward in life is necessary.
Life is not a straight
line. Like the waves in the sea, it moves up and down. There is low tide and
there is high tide. There could be storms like we have in the ocean. You have
to accept the challenge and move forward. Your determined action further
enhances your faith and allays your fears. Consider that your body is a ship.
And your mind is the captain of your ship. Just as the captain of the ship has
to take decisions and take action all the time- 24×7, you must do that too.
This will generate the required self-confidence. And, you will start viewing
the life differently. It will no longer be a burden that tires you. It will be
an interesting journey that will keep you in good cheer.
Some other suggestions
to build your confidence and conquer your fears are:
Belief in yourself
yourself by dwelling on positive thoughts
Be the master of your
ship of life.
Never remain idle.
Ways to Improve Confidence
There are two sides to improving confidence. Although the
ultimate aim is to feel more confident in yourself and your abilities it is
also worth considering how you can appear more confident to other people. The
following list has lots of ideas on how to achieve this.
Planning and Preparation
People often feel less confident about new or potentially
difficult situations. Perhaps the most important factor in developing confidence
is planning and preparing for the unknown.
If you are applying for a new job, for example, it would be a
good idea to prepare for the interview. Plan what you would want to say and
think about some of the questions that you may be asked. Practice your
answers with friends or colleagues and gain their feedback.
There are many other examples of planning for an interview.
Perhaps you should visit the hairdresser before you go. How are you going to
travel to the interview and how long will the journey take? What should you
wear? Take control of unknown situations the best you can, break down tasks
into smaller sub-tasks and plan as many as you can.
In some situations it may be necessary to also have contingency
plans – backup plans if your main plan fails. If you had planned to travel to
your interview by car but on the morning the car wouldn’t start how would you
get there? Being able to react calmly to the unexpected is a sign of
Learning, Knowledge and Training
Knowing what to expect and how and why things are done will add
to your awareness and usually make you feel more prepared and ultimately more
However, learning and gaining knowledge can sometimes make us
feel less confident about our abilities to perform roles and tasks, and when
this happens we need to combine our knowledge with experience. By doing
something we have learned a lot about we put theory to practice which develops
confidence and adds to the learning and comprehension.
First-time parents to-be may well feel nervous and less than
confident about having a baby. They are likely to buy books or visit websites
which can offer advice and dispel some of the mysteries. They are also likely
to talk to other parents to gain knowledge and understanding.
In the workplace, training may be provided for staff to teach
them how to manage or work with new systems and procedures. During a period of organizational
change this is particularly important as many people will naturally resist
changes. However if those affected by the changes are given adequate
information and training then such resistances can usually be minimized as the
staff feel more prepared and therefore more confident with the new system.
Positive thought can be a very powerful way of improving
If you believe that you can achieve something then you are
likely to work hard to make sure you do if, however, you don’t believe that you
can accomplish a task then you are more likely to approach it half-heartedly
and therefore be more likely to fail. The trick is convincing yourself that you
can do something – with the right help, support, preparedness and knowledge.a BA degree in the US.
There is a lot of information about
positive thinking both online and in print. The basic rules of positive
thinking are to highlight your strengths and successes and learn from your
weaknesses and mistakes. This is a lot easier than it sounds, and we often
dwell on things that we are not happy with from our past – making them into
bigger issues than they need to be. These negative thoughts can be very
damaging to confidence and your ability to achieve goals.
Know your strengths and weaknesses. Write a list of things that you are good at and things
that you know need improvement. Discuss your list with friends and family as,
inevitably, they will be able to add to the list. Celebrate and develop your
strengths and find ways to improve or manage your weaknesses.
We all make mistakes. Don’t
think of your mistakes as negatives but rather as learning opportunities.
Accept compliments and compliment yourself. When you receive a compliment from somebody else, thank
them and ask for more details; what exactly did they like? Recognize your own
achievements and celebrate them by rewarding yourself and telling friends and
family about them.
Use criticism as a learning experience. Everybody sees the world differently, from their own
perspective, and what works for one person may not work for another. Criticism
is just the opinion of somebody else. Be assertive when receiving criticism,
don’t reply in a defensive way or let criticism lower your self-esteem. Listen
to the criticism and make sure that you understand what is being said so you
can use criticism as a way to learn and improve. See our page: Dealing
with Criticism for more information.
Try to stay generally cheerful and have a positive outlook on
life. Only complain or criticize when
necessary and, when you do, do so in a constructive way. Offer others
compliments and congratulate them on their successes. You may find our page Offering Constructive Criticism helpful.
Find yourself a confidence role-model.
Ideally this will be someone that you see regularly, a work
colleague, a family member or a friend – somebody with a lot of self-confidence
who you’d like to mirror. Observe them and notice how they behave when they are
being confident. How do they move, how do they speak, what do they say and
when? How do they behave when faced with a problem or mistake? How do they
interact with other people and how do others react to them?
If possible talk to them to learn more about how they think and
what makes them tick.
Speaking to and being around people who are confident will
usually help you to feel more confident. Learn from others who are successful
in fulfilling the tasks and goals that you wish to achieve – let their
confidence rub off on you.
As you become more confident then offer help and advice, become
a role-model for somebody less confident.ince
Lombardi – Successful American
Generally people are attracted to confident
people – confidence is one of the main characteristics of charisma. See our
page: What is Charisma? for a full explanation.
As we successfully complete tasks and goals, our confidence that
we can complete the same and similar tasks again increases.
A simple example of this is driving a car. Most people who have
been driving for some time do so almost automatically – they don’t have to
think about which peddle to push or how to handle a junction in the road, they
just do it. This contrasts to a learner driver who will probably feel nervous
and have to concentrate hard. The learner lacks experience and therefore
confidence in their ability to drive.
Gaining experience and taking the first step can, however, be
very difficult. Often the thought of starting something new is worse than
actually doing it. This is where preparation, learning and thinking positively
Break roles and tasks down into small achievable goals. Make
each one of your goals fit SMART criteria. That is to make goals Specific,
Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timed. Our page Setting Personal Goals explains
this in more detail.
Whatever you do, aim to become as good as you can. The better
you are at doing something the more confident you become.
Being assertive means standing up for what you believe in and
sticking to your principles.
Being assertive also means that you can change your mind if you
believe it is the right thing to do, not because you are under pressure from
Assertiveness, confidence and self-esteem are all very closely
linked – usually people become naturally more assertive as they develop their
See our Assertiveness section and Assertiveness Techniques page
for more information.
There is usually a correlation between confidence and calmness.
If you feel confident about a task then you will likely feel
calm about doing it. When you feel less confident you are more likely to be
stressed or nervous.
Trying to remain calm, even when you’re under stress and
pressure, will tend to make you feel more confident.
To do this it is useful to learn how to relax. Learn at least
one relaxation technique that works for you and that you can use if you’re
feeling stressed. This may be as simple as taking some deliberate deep breaths
both in and out. For more ideas see our page, Relaxation Techniques.
Arrogance is detrimental to interpersonal relationships.
As your confidence grows and you become successful, avoid
feeling or acting superior to others. Remember – nobody is perfect and there is
always more that you can learn. Celebrate your strengths and successes, and recognize
your weaknesses and failures. Give others credit for their work – use compliments
and praise sincerely. Be courteous and polite, show an interest in what others
are doing, ask questions and get involved.
Attitude is everything, for better or worse.
The way you perceive and explain the world has a powerful effect on the results
you obtain. A negative attitude is almost a guarantee that life will be more
difficult and less fulfilling than it should be. Further, a pessimistic outlook
will adversely affect your health, relationships, and professional growth.
Learn how a negative mindset develops and the steps you can take to transform
How Does a Negative Attitude Develop?
It is necessary to identify the negativity in your attitude. What is negative attitude? Negative attitude is when you start focusing on the problems that you might face during your efforts to achieve your goals. It is the lack of hope that things will happen to help you out in your mission. It is the feeling that people will not help you because on earlier occasions you met with rejections. Negative attitude is the lack of your conviction that you can overcome the hurdles that you might face during your journey. In a sense, negative attitude is also a lack of belief in you.
Attitude is your response to a situation, circumstance,
person or an object. But the detailed definition of attitude would be; a
predisposition or tendency to respond positively or negatively to a situation,
circumstance, person, idea or an object. It influences a person’s choice of
action and response to challenges, incentives, rewards etc. These are called
stimuli. Stimuli are challenges, incentives and rewards.
Life is a continuous interplay of problems and solutions.
Every day comes with some kind of problems small, medium or large. It is our
job to find a solution and resolve the same with our required action. Not
finding a solution or alternative solutions is the biggest problem which needs
to be avoided in any case. “It is said that every challenge offers new
opportunities. No doubt it does. Then how is it that we are afraid of
challenges. Two reasons. Our negative attitude and lack of courage. Then what
should we do? How do we change? How should we develop a positive attitude?
Certainly there is no quick fix. But the reward of bringing about this change
i.e. from negative attitude to cultivating positive one, very well deserves,
the efforts that we have to put in. And what are these efforts? How do we go
more symptoms of negative attitude are enumerated below:
you think you don’t have the energy to get up and do the work. Sometimes you
don’t even think and realize that laziness is simply whiling away the time. It
is not even procrastination which will be described separately.
Low self-esteem: It is
an extremely harmful attribute in your personality. You start thinking that you
are good for nothing. You accept the situations in which you are because your self-esteem
is so low that you think you can do nothing better.
productivity: Work has a strange tendency of expanding as per the time
available. Even worse is when no time is allotted for the completion of a task.
This gives you a feeling of solving certain important problems whereas in fact
you are just being satisfied in remaining busy. This approach will never allow
you to increase your productivity. For doing more in a given time, you have to
stretch yourself. Therefore is it necessary that you allot specific time
duration for a task. In the beginning, the allocation may seem difficult, but
once you form a habit it will become much easier. Difficult or easy, it is
initiative: For any significant progress, initiative is necessary. What is
initiative? Initiative is your first step for going ahead with a task. When it
is something new, you have to creatively think and courageously take the first
step, even if there is some risk. No risk is the biggest risk in life. Any
significant initiative cannot be taken to move forward without accepting this
reality. So don’t be afraid to take initiative.
listening to understand: In the course of conversations, sometimes we
tend to focus so much on what we have to say, that we stop listening to the
other person. This is particularly so when the speaker has said something for
which we have a ready argument to negate what he has said. Unfortunately, such
a habit does not allow us to listen and assimilate what the speaker says after
that. Evidently it leads to miscommunication and problems. The solution is
first understand and then be understood.
feel envious of some people who are more successful in the material sense than
we think that they deserve. Such a feeling leads us to a myth that it is their
style which makes them successful and we try to imitate their conduct. This is
a extremely bad situation. We lose belief in ourselves, and how can we expect
that others will believe us.
trying to express: When we have certain ideas, but either we do not want to
express, or we are afraid to express, is also indicative of our negative
attitude. It is necessary to develop an ability to express without hesitation.
The fear of rejection which takes away your ability to act is one of the
learning lessons from mistakes: There is no one who
does not commit mistakes. Whenever we undertake something new, mistakes may
happen. This is normal. However, repeating the same mistake again and again, is
neither normal, nor should be acceptable. Thus we must learn lessons from our
past mistakes and use these lessons to direct our future efforts.
happens to be another aspect of personality which does not allow us to grow.
Ego comes in the way of our approaching people to help us. It makes us believe
that it is below our dignity to seek help. A success Guru had said that there
are eleven principles of achieving success. And what are these eleven
principles? These are, ask, ask, ask…. (Eleven times).
Jealousy is a negative emotion which keeps sapping our creative energies. We
gain nothing in the process. It makes us feel as victims of fate or poor
destiny. Jealousy may even take away our sound sleep. The worst part is that
sometimes it cannot be contained, it goes on swelling. Jealousy must be
thwarted out of the personality.
hard work: There is only one way to success, and that is the hard way. If
we habitually seek short cuts it will be very difficult for us to work hard.
What is working hard? When you are fully devoted to completing the job and you
forget even your surroundings, you continue to work even when you are tired
because you want to complete. That aspect of work may be termed as hard work.
Initially it may be very difficult, but then one can form a habit. For any
significant progress, hard work is necessary.
this change with following measures:
for rose flower not the thorns. No doubt the rose plant
is full of thorns. If you are afraid about the thorns you may never reach the
rose. So focus only on the rose. Be careful about the thorns and get the rose.
Rose is your reward. In fact that’s what you want- the rose. But the plant is
full of problems. These are challenges. Don’t be scared about challenges and with
careful efforts you will surely secure your results.
is the bane of life. It doesn’t allow you to go ahead and take action.
Procrastination pushes you into laziness and a maze of indecisive thinking. It
is the worst enemy of positive attitude. So defeat it. Always believe in ‘doing
has the strengths and weaknesses. Rely on your strengths.
Leverage these for productive work. Leverage these for overcoming your
weaknesses. Identify the weaknesses and do all what it takes to overcome these.
It will raise your self-esteem. It will develop your positive attitude.
Banish these four
negative emotions that ruin your efforts to develop a positive attitude. These
are: Indecision, Suspicious, Greed and Credulity. Actually each one of these
emotions becomes the reason for tragedy of Shakespearean Heroes as under.
was an embodiment or suspicious.
to the tragic end because of unending Greed.
Lear suffered because of credulity. Being credulity leads to people
hoodwinking you. This leads to disillusionment & suffering. In turn, it
makes you a negative thinker.
Assumptions about people and about situations. Often times, we do not reach out
to people for help because we are afraid of rejection. Never be afraid of
rejection. Even if it happens, take it in its stride. Often, you will be
surprised that those very people regarding whom you harbored negative
assumptions are happy to help you. I read a book which in the preface talked
about success- Eleven important principles of success and what are
Ask, Ask, Ask………..11 times.
Marry the spouse whom you
love. Otherwise start loving earnestly whom you marry. Our likes and dislikes
are not writings on the wall. They keep on changing like anything else. So you
can start loving your job and you must. It will make your attitude positive.
Last but not the least. Avoid
negative influences. Don’t have company of negative people, don’t read negative
literature and don’t watch negative movies. All pleasure seekers end in pain.
Those who lure you to undesirable stuff don’t deserve your attention or regard.
In the age
of Information Technology and extensive use of computers, one way consider the
human brain as a unique operating system capable of producing excellent
solutions to all your problems all that you have to do is to keep on updating
the system i.e. your brain with the lessons life teaches from day-to-day because
You come to this world with the balance sheet of the previous
birth. A programmed of possibilities you call it ‘Samskara’.
You study the features of the program or you don’t.
You learn to use it or you don’t.
You strive to enhance it to bring out the newer better
utilities or you don’t.
You are places in certain circumstances: you have a duty to
perform. You carry out your duty or you don’t.
You crave out a life for yourself or you don’t.
If you decide your profession you define your duties, or you
don’t. Own turn. Even then, either you define your duties, or you don’t.
Whichever way you define your own duty, you perform your duty
or you don’t.
If you perform your duty, utilize fully your operating systems
inbuilt software – your ‘Sanskara’, keep on enhancing it, bringing out new,
better versions and keep on utilizing your own operating systems; you are a
yogi. Or the great Bill.
The important message is to keep on updating your wisdom the
human ‘operating system’ for better decisions. And also to take good care of
your thoughts because they have an important bearing on your life.
Think big, and think great School your thoughts, it is never
Thoughts are like the Seeds in earth; these condition the
fruits before their birth. Good thoughts Make your decisions good Bring out the
best as they should.
Thoughts of jealousy, malice and similar kind enter your
mind, make you mad, and blind!
While your thoughts and a constant desire to develop a
positive attitude will take care of your mental health, it is equally necessary
if not more, to take good care of your body your physical health. A software
engineer ensures that his computer is not only updated with latest technology
in the field off his operation but also is free from any viruses and is
technically sound. Likewise to get the best out of human life, it is essential
to maintain excellent health both physical and mental. Human body is much more
than a machine. So it requires much greater care as it is…
A unique body with priceless mind comprises Creator’s
greatest gift to mankind in calculate good health Not for body alone
Money mends many things can surely contribute to good health
money for its own sake is a wasteful wealth.
Your good health alone can give you a store house of energy
that you always need. Besides, one must understand that to lead a meaningful
and healthy life, abundant energy is a pre-requisite.
Energy is a life force your activity’s chief resources mind
gives you direction Energy helps implementation action choose appropriate
combination of the two according to your profession whatever you do
A rigorous regime need not be imposed regulate thought
process. Devoid of stress get abundant energy, and be composed.
With a sound mind, a healthy body and a wonderful storehouse
of energy good decision come easy. And you know.
When to act or to desist it’s a quality essential top on the
list of people desiring success and they persist pursuing their goals with
decision fast there’s little doubt that their success will last
Whenever you have decided to launch an important project some
opposition from known or unknown quarters can always come. Often opposition
comes from close quarters. Colleagues, friends and even relatives may criticize
only for the sake of criticism. There may even be some latent motive. So be
prepared and have conviction in what you do.
When you are convinced what you say is right when no other
alternative is within your sight and for your right you are prepared to fight
your conviction you let speak even strong opponent will act weak
There is so much in life and so much to do. However for
anything new even within your existing project you must get used to taking
initiative. Besides having ample initiative gives such a great confidence and
makes every day more interesting. Pray to your God the Almighty, the way you
visualize him saying.
Grant me an unending initiative to further my tasks and be
creative indecision clarity may rule throughout
Risks may not, my mind, shatter completing tasks be my only
matter Flexibility when required let always come so that my day’s battles are
Rigidity of ideas must be never display democratic openness
must come to play your grace may always shine brighter making me your devotee,
a downright fighter
Whatever you my do, doing it well is of utmost importance for…
Aspiration to know even more, delving deep into matter core
availing fully faculties of the mind Virtue this is, of a splendid kind let
your imagination fly free awakening creativity to a finer degree pondering on
the problem in hand solutions come with a magic wand
If you try to pay less heed searching shortcuts to successes
you tend to loose you aim and enter another futile game virtue tells not of
easy means strengthens your will; goals are easier seen.
Hindu philosophy suggests that life is a continues battle
where we have to fight out against the implementing hurdles, difficulties
created by others etc. if life is a battle ground, be always prepared to fight
your battle well.
Most humans are fond of celebrating their victories without
fighting their battles.
Don’t announce your victory without fighting the battle don’t
celebrate the success don’t let reason rattle. Success does not always, come
with effortless ease, as though you are the only person for her, to please.
Hold yourself and give, your own mind, time to think nothing worthwhile is
achieved in a fleeting moment, the time, it takes to blink.
Most off the conscious times, you are at your work. So if you
can be happy while working you really feel that life worth living.
By following these simple hints and practices, you are well
on your way to create a positive attitude and you must.
Row the boat of ‘duty’ sail safely across a sea. Search
through your mind what your duty can be. Never is there a situation nor any
circumstance that could ever effect your intention of duty; you want to perform.
Hindrances, hurdles even hurricane may hurt or shake your
resolve. With devotion to your duty; Grater courage will evolve. Duty first,
always in mind greater joy; you will never find.
Unfortunately, sometimes we develop a tendency to complain
and even so bitterly about the fallacies that we come across in the system, in
the organization we work or among the people we interact with.
But one must move on with life without complaining.
Why should you? Always make a fuss living in your static
world rather catch life’s vibrant bus life moves on and so must you time will
not wait whatever you may do!
Stage fright has been troubling people from the times armorial. One wants to speak to a group, to express himself or herself, they have the ideas and want to share knowledge but the stage fright scares them.
What is stage fright and how does it operate?
I’ll describe six stages of stage fright to explain in totality why and how it takes place. After understanding the root cause of the problem, I will also give suggestions as to how you can avoid stage fright. This video has been prepared for all those friends who are afflicted by the demon called stage fright, but do not know how to avoid, how to overcome or how to conquer this enemy of the human confidence.
It starts no sooner you accept the assignment of making a speech. After confirming, you start thinking why did you agree? You are not a public presentation. What if you tail to come up to the expectation of the audience? You will make a tool of yourself and for no reason. Instead of sitting downer and preparing, you harbor these negative thoughts unmil you get involved in your activities.
These constant negative thoughts start scaring you. You feel something ominous is ahead of you, recollection of the previous occasions when you could not perform well bring a kind of misery. Efforts to prepare the speech even when you sit down to write do not bring positive results. What happens next? What does it lead to?
Fear provoking thoughts make you anxious. The anxiety starts working. It breeds worry making it extremely difficult to prepare a proper speech. For sure, there are more negative thoughts. And that leads the stage 4.
You anxiety is increased with deepening fear and non-preparation. The problem grows and disturbs your logical thinking. But now it’s a point of no return. Some days have passed and there is no way you can come out of the predicament. Then it leads to stage5.
Focus on fears, anxiety and worry cause distraction. This makes the task even more difficult. But somehow you prepare the speech. It doesn’t even appeal to you. But you can do nothing. So you are ready but with a substandard speech.
You are on the stage. You are nervous. Whatever you had prepared, even that plays hide and seek with you. You start making the same mistakes which you had predicted. Your legs shake, hands shiver voice cracks. Instead of 15 minute speech you could last only for 5 to 6 minutes. Your enemy stage fright had the day of celebration. It had won. You come down as a defeated person.
Now, let me tell you how to tame this wild bull, your victor – the stage fright. I’ll briefly but clearly explain the five steps formula to beat your enemy down.
The day you agree to speak, on the same day you should note down the points which you will like to project. Whatever you know is fine. Google out the rest. Having the points is just like collecting your ammunition.
Next day, you go through these points a number of times. You may find some of them not so lethal while you find others like dynamites. Retain the dynamites and throw away the weaklings. Don’t keep anything extra. Now, you are ready to wage a war. You have all the weapons.
Again you go through the points you have now collected. As you have slept over them for 2days, you will find it very easy to put them in proper order. One naturally will lead to another and you will have a good sketon for your speech. It is the framework of your final delivery. Just like a general of an army strategizes the attack and keep ready to wage a war against your abominable enemy stage fright. This done, you must visualize yourself as the victor in the mar. See yourself battling away all the enemies, big and small.
Just visualization will not help. It will inspire to put in all the hard work that lies ahead. Now, for balance days that you have, you must practice, practice and practice. Since it’s your first big battle no am omit of practice is too much. Practice as much as you can but also some more.
On the day of reckoning go to the appointed place at least ½ an hour early. Meet organizers and others who have come. Talk to them informally. You know your subject in and out. You have practiced your speech more number of times than anyone can imagine. You are sure to come out as a winner. Stage fright will be scared of you and you will rock the stage. Wherever there is applause allow people to have their way. Don’t limit their appreciation. Thank them with you facial expression and then centinue. At the end receive compliments grace fully and not sheepishly.
What is depression? Often, a demanding situation creates a confusion. It causes mental stress, physical stress and also psychological stress. When a person is not able to cope up with the stress created by these difficult situations he or she falls into depression. It is a state when the person the starts feeling that there is no way out for them. Life appears to be difficult and spirit of hopelessness prevails. In such circumstances the person becomes a pessimist and feels that there is no solution to their problems. In such a hopeless situation the victim finds that life is the absolutely meaningless. In extreme cases the victim also thinks of ending the life by committing a suicide.
What are the physical symptoms of such a state?
The person does not feel like eating anything. Appetite is totally lost. Even if the victim was fond of eating or a foodie, they will no longer like to eat anything. The interest of food is lost because of the depression.The second indication is that the person keeps on brooding on the same spot again and again. The mind does notwork creatively anymore. Old problems appear to be very large and solutions not to be seen. Even if the victim was fond of music, in the state of depression he or she will not like to listen to music ,State of hopelessness becomes a sea of trouble and it is difficult to come out of it.
2.Once, we understand the state of depression or what is depression, it is necessary to find out the reasons.
Each person may have different reasons. Some of them maybe common but in order to work out the solution, it is necessary to understand the specific reasons which have pushed the victim into depression. For students, it could be classroom difficulties, something that has happened in the school, in the class or among peers. The peer pressure takes its toll and often creates an unwanted and undesirable pressure. Likewise, for an executive, it can be a boardroom pressure. If a person knows something but he is not able to explain for whatever reasons, he comes under pressure. Some people are able to adjust to these situations or to difficult people, while others are not able to do so. Further, pressure can also be caused by inadequate social interaction. If there is not sufficient trust among the spouses and each tries to hide certain things even that can create a pressure.
3.Studies have revealed that US is the most depressed country.
She is followed by Columbia, Ukraine, Netherlands and France. Survey reveals that rich are more depressed than the poor. Events of life are important to create an impact on the psyche of a person. While there are less variations in the life of the poor the same can be alarming among the people who are opulent.Further, depression can also be caused due to some infirmities in the personality. Some people are over emotional. They may also be negative thinkers. The negative attitude of a person surely takes him towards depression. It is necessary, therefore to ensure that the attitude of a person is appropriate to correct the shortcoming.
Depression can also be a serious medical problem.
The person who continuously worries also finds the life a burden. His hopes are Diminished. His desire to do something creative dies out. Not able to do anything imaginative, the person feels useless and therefore the depression aggravates.
Finally, we must talk about how to come out of depression.
The first important thing is that one must maintain a proper regime of exercise. Exercise helps. Next in importance is sleep.One need to sleep 7 to 8 hours daily. If one does not go to gym or have any kind of rigorous exercise, just a morning walk for about half an hour is also found very useful.It is also necessary to he eat healthy food. Junk food or fried and spicy food create indigestion which in turn reflects in ones energy level. It also reduces mental alertness. The healthy food includes lot of fiber. It is found in fruits and vegetables. One needs to take a lot of salad along with the cereals.
Keeping a aloof and being lonely
Can be another cause for depression. Man is a social animal and it is necessary that we should mingle with others. When we interact with others we exchange ideas which makes moments interesting. On the other side if you remain alone, you keep on brooding which does not create any imaginative environment. And finally one can gain strength of character by reading the books of the great leaders. Abraham Lincoln the most respect of U.S president is a great example. He failed in business, public life, lost his beloved in young age ,did become a mental
wreck but came out as a winner due to his resilience and positive altitude. so we must be resilient. These and such other examples are enough to convince us that we ourselves are not too bad. The self esteem which might have gone down returns because there is a ray of hope.
Often, we find that we become sad due to some small reason. It could be anything which happened not as we had visualized. It could be erroneous behavior of somebody we relied on and things like that. But sadness never helps us. It further aggravates the problem. We lose time. We lose energy too. When we are sad, we do not feel like doing something which will be self satisfying. In fact we would not like to work on any project where application of mind and some physical efforts are required. So what should we do? In any case we should try to conquer the malady and come out of it. But how can we do that? I am giving below some such actions which have proved to be very useful if you suffer from the state of sadness.
Mindfulness is focusing on the present. When we are sad and when we know that sadness is not going to help we should encourage ourselves to do something creative. No doubt mindfulness is difficult. But with practice it can become a matter of habit. It will have multiple advantages. You become a better manager of time. You will understand that sadness is sheer wastage of time which can be better utilized by doing something which you love. Time is better utilized in doing something creative.
Learn to forgive others and also yourself.
Oftentimes, it is observed that primary reason of becoming sad is our observation that we have not lived up to the demand of the situation and/or occasion. We have not carried out our duty the way it should have been done. Thus we tend to become sad because of our own mistakes. At such times, you need to realize that it is not abnormal. People at all levels make mistakes. Try to think if you have met anybody who doesn’t make mistakes; you will find none. Thus, there is no reason to be upset with you. Forgive yourself and move on. Sadness can also occur when we are betrayed by some of colleague, family member, social associate etc. But in reality people are always more concerned with their own interest. Therefore it is not something uncommon when there is a clash of interest they will not bother about our expectation from them even if they had promised to do. But, as you must forgive yourself, you need to forgive them as well. This will surely bring peace.
Start doing some exercise.
Exercise takes away your attention away from the current sadness. You start to focus on doing something which requires energy as well as application of mind. Survey reveals that this type of distraction is very valuable to conquer sadness. You don’t have to run a marathon. You can simply go for a walk but in a lively place. If you are a member of a club and it is within your reach then go to the club and enjoy the company of your friends or even other people who are not very close to you. It will change your mood. The change in atmosphere will also help.
Ward of negative self talk
It has been observed that when you are sad you start thinking of the past when you were in similar state. This has, unfortunately, a snowballing effect. You must remind yourself that you have to deliberately come out of undesirable state. It is your interest not to remain in that state. It will definitely require your initiative determination and action. Not easy! But with practice it becomes achievable.
Company of happy people
It’s a good habit to remain in the company of happy people. You should choose your friends. You can surely avoid company of people who are themselves morose, who are feeling that they are undergoing some kind of depression. Such people will only aggravate the problem. Even if you are doing good some problems are bound to be there. In company of positive people, you look at the situation as a part of life. You will not see your problems in the magnifying glass. Thus, it’s best to be in company of happy people. Besides, when you are in the state of sadness, try to find someone to whom you can talk and who generally makes you feel happy. If it is not possible to reach out to them, just talk to them over the phone but come out of your state of sadness.
If there is something that you have been postponing, think of that and start working on the same. Let it a kind of useful distraction. You can even start playing with your pet if you have one. You may read a book that you have been wanting to read. Do anything that will take you away from the current state. But somehow you have to try your best to change. Or just go out and do something, some work of yours which is either pending or which can resolved with some effort.
Shift to a well lighted, lively place
It is been observed that if you tend to stay in a place which is not well lighted you remain sad. If you are sitting in your own room and you find it boring, because you have not brought about any change, its better to find some lively well lighted place. Go there in any which way particularly when you’re not in a happy mood.
Listen to live music
If you’re fond of music then try to pick up some nice happy songs which you have been enjoying in the past. It will renew your happy memories. Music is a wonderful tool for changing your mood and making you at peace with yourself. If at all music does not interest you, which is very unlikely, then you can start working on any of your favorite hobby. Spend some time on it so that you don’t keep on brooding over things which have brought about state of sadness.
Five types of Negative Emotions which may wreck your Life
First of all, we must understand what are negative emotions. What is the meaning of negative emotion? As human beings we are bound to feel happy or sad with situations or while interacting with people. Impact of such situation or such interaction is emotion. These emotions can be positive or negative. Positive emotions will make us feel happy. Negative emotions on the other side make us feel sad and unhappy. Both these categories of emotions are a part of human life. Both have a role to play. When these are left uncontrolled both these emotions do not help humans. In fact, they tend to add problems in the life which have to be dealt with.
So what should we do?
We must be self-aware and monitor our emotions at all time. What are the examples of negative emotions. Negative emotions are of five types. These are: sadness, anxiety, anger, guilt and shame or embarrassment. Let us examine each of these five types of negative emotions.
This is an emotion which hardly has any positive effect on life. In fact it saps away the time that we lose because of this negative emotion. Except for the fact that we have possibility to contemplate and experience nostalgia, there is no other gain from the emotion of sadness. It reduces energy. It reduces your desire to follow goals. You start feeling that there is no significance of life. If the sadness continues you lose your interest in life.
How to come out of this negative emotion?
The best way is to start doing something interesting. For example if you are fond of painting, start a new picture. If you are fond of singing, start practicing a new song. If you are a health freak, it is time that you start doing some exercise. In short don’t sit and spend away your valuable time in remaining sad.
Next on the list is Anxiety. Some people may say that anxiety helps you to analyse the situation. It prepares you to meet the challenge ahead. It forces you to do all the preparation that you need to face new situation or a challenge. This is an example of self satisfying assumption. Anxiety will have a negative effect on your brain. Anxiety affects your ability to decide. And it should not be mistaken for need to prepare for meeting any situation. That does not require anxiety. It requires only your decisive thinking and discipline. Anxiety will only causes stress which will affect your productivity. Whenever you are anxious for a particular challenge which has cropped up in your life the best way is to sit down and write what are the possibilities. You have always to make a choice. If you don’t decide even that will add to your anxiety.
The third type of negative emotion is Anger. Anger is the negative emotion which can be used to your advantage. But it will happen only if you are keen to use it. Keen to use Anger to motivate you to do something which you have been postponing. Anger also needs to be in control. When in control you can be sure that it will give you greater energy to face the situation which is difficult and which requires all concentrated effort. However if you think that Anger by itself will help you, if you think that it will solve your problem by itself, you are sadly mistaken. Unbridled anger can cause havoc. It will increase your stress and generate further negative emotions like vengeance or enmity and the like. So, you should be cautious that anger should not be allowed to rule over you. You should only think of using the situation or using this powerful emotion for furthering your course. It definitely enhances your motivation. It definitely increases your willpower to resolve the problem. But as I said earlier you must be in control of your anger. You should not allow anger to have control on you.
Fourth type of negative emotion is guilt. It is generated by your inner self. It happens when you feel that you have done something which you ought not to have done. It is indicative of lack of discipline on your part. It is indicative that you are tempted by small things. It is indicative that you have lesser control on yourself. It is indicative of the weakness of one’s character. How can we use this emotion to our advantage? We should remain self-aware and we should think before doing anything. Over the period you have realized that certain things which you did in the past, left the curse the feeling of guilt. It means that if you are shirking away from your responsibilities, you will have the feeling of guilt. So if you question yourself that you must avoid the negative feeling of guilt which will cause a negative effect on my health, on your thinking, on you brain, you may help yourself to avoid such inaction or even action which you feel will cost you dearly.
Shame or Embarrassment:
Last but not the least we should talk about shame or embarrassment. This negative feeling or emotion demolish our self-confidence. It can reduce our self esteem. This may not be entirely due to your character blemishes. It may be due to environment. Oftentimes there are some incidents where your peers or colleagues or others deliberately try to embarrass you. So what should you do? Whenever you are likely to face such a situation you have to prepare yourself. Maybe you remind one previous occasion when some people misbehaved with you. At that time recall what was your conduct. What was your reaction? How did you deal with the situation? Recall, if you had not handled it properly and that became the cause of embarrassment. You can plan out a different response. In any case if you want to avoid embarrassment which is affecting your personality, you have to do some kind of preparation. In life, if you want to be successful, you have to always prepare for challenging situations. Never be shy of preparation. Never think that you can handle anything and everything because of your ego. Ego has absolutely no place in life except when you mean self-confidence when you’re talking about ego
If you want to remove procrastination you must contemplate on the following three aspects of procrastination.
Reasons of procrastination so far as you are concerned.
Decision to remove procrastination from your life.
How to overcome procrastination at all times.
First of all let us talk about the reasons for procrastination. There could be following one or more reasons. These are laziness, indecision and health issues. It is necessary to find out which of these reasons are present in your personality and affecting your work.
If there are health issues, you must consult your doctor. In cases where there are some problems and you feel fatigue most of the time, you can be sure that there are some health problems which need to be resolved. This may time take some time and proper effort and follow-up, but it is necessary that you should undergo the process. There is no shortcut available.
If laziness is the issue you must understand that it is your habit which you have to change. Nobody else will do it for you. Habits die hard and you should be prepared to consistently work to eradicate the bad habit which you may have formed over a period of time.
If however indecision is the problem, you may have to struggle in order to become a decisive person. Here again you will have to dig deep to find out what are the reasons of your ‘indecision’. Mostly this could be related to fear of rejection or fear of failure. In either case the fear tends to become deep-rooted. While one finds it easier to escape this fear by not taking any action, in fact inaction leads to further indecision. Lower self esteem goes down and you find yourself as a poor performer. This is a serious handicap which unfortunately affects 90% of the people, today.
In any case all the above reasons have to be properly identified. These have to be properly addressed. Then only you can go to the next step which is consciously deciding to do away with this bane of life.
How do we do that?
Again, you have to do some research from your own life. You have also to document the problems that you have been facing; losses that this useless habit, procrastination, is causing continuously. It is better to write down all such situations and the damage procrastination has caused in your life in the past. Do it is for as long a period as you can go. Go through the history of the sufferings and of the all losses that you would have suffered. If it is possible you try to convert all the losses into money. Find out the total money lost due to your habit of procrastination. This will open your eyes. It will then be easier to realize that your progress has been suffering because of this bad habit which has been lingering on in your life.
The exercise will surely motivate you to stop procrastination. But don’t ever think that you will be rid of this malady easily. Therefore be prepared to work hard to achieve this feat. The good thing is that consistent efforts in this direction will surely produce results. If you have gone through this exercise honestly and diligently, you will surely decide to ward of this wasteful and costly habit. You will do whatever it takes to achieve this.
Start following your mind, taking actions whatever your inner self suggests. At the same time you have to keep on measuring the result. I have talked to you about two of the three aspects which I mentioned in the beginning and which we must study. Having talked about reasons for procrastination and taking a decision to remove it, eradicate it, we come to the most important aspect of the project. That is how to overcome the procrastination.
I have two critical suggestions which are known to bring forth excellent results. The first one is to start writing a journal. At the end of each day sit down for a few minutes and write down all that happened during the day. Focus on your procrastination. Note down where are you could have acted better. You should also note down if you had postponed anything which needed to be done. For that you should further describe the possible losses which postponing can cause in the coming time. The process of documenting these problems will surely play a very potent role in your enhancing efforts to overcome the serious problem, the one, which has been creating misery in your life.
The second suggestion that I want to give in this regard is: start reading stories of great achievers. You will find that most of them have achieved what they did because they never suffered from procrastination. In some cases the stories may or may not document how they overcame this serious roadblock if at all they had. Therefore do read. In either case you will be motivated to ward off procrastination in life. Even your basic logic will tell you that it is not worth suffering because of a habit which has never helped anyone. Their life stories will inspire you to follow their examples and do your duties diligently. When you are engaged in performance of your duty, you will find that there is no opportunity to procrastinate.
These are not by any means comprehensive solutions. These are just proven suggestions. You may find some other ways which could be helpful in addition to these. Do everything in your control to fight this enemy of your progress procrastination.
We all know that humour has a great significance in life. Unfortunately in this stressful situation humour has totally disappeared. Lack of humour makes life even more stressful. It’s important to find the brighter side of life. It requires a positive attitude and it requires a frame of mind which identifies where are we, where we can smile, where we can help people to smile and feel happy.
In good old days, people used to have late evening get-togethers. Even though they would meet for a short time, but relate interesting anecdotes, jokes and other humorous stories. Literature was the life and elixir of that period. People were fond of reading books. The books have a great value because you can feel proud of your possessions. It is not necessary that you should only read these books from cover to cover. Today, the time is such that attention span has become much shorter than what it used to be. Therefor short stories or short novels are good enough. The big fat books of the old era have almost vanished. We must recognize the importance of such short meetings. We must recognize that reality of a stressful life today really needs such relaxations. Unfortunately, when we are at home instead of spending quality time with family together, there is the tendency to sit in front of the television and watch whatever is available. This is a part of the growth and progress of the 21st-century which is not so good.
But in the present environment having a good sense of humour is not a child’s play; it is not a cakewalk. You have to make efforts. You have to be determined. You have to be consistent and your desire to acquire talent of finding humour in the otherwise mundane life has to be strong. Unfortunately the capitalism or crony capitalism has many disadvantages. In spite of the fact that it is needed for the growth and development of industry in the world. The requirements, the needs, the desire of the people grow every day. So it increases stress.
The channels of communications have become so many that you experience new articles, new products, new places to visit every moment. It is difficult to keep the mind in control and content. Everything is so expensive, so you have to work harder than ever to produce the result. That which is commensurate with your growing demands.
The Internet and its rapid expansion has changed the way, the world lives. Google has created a whole new world. This is like Brave New World of Aldous Huxley. Artificial intelligence will rule the roost. The importance of human being keeps on reducing. The thinking itself is being done, something which was always carried out by the man, now by the machines.
How can we develop a good sense of humour?
First of all we need to breed a strong desire to see the brighter and lighter side of things. It is necessary to stop being analytical all the time. It is this is choice not to judge people but to understand them. It is necessary to give others an opportunity to express themselves. We must first understand and then be understood.
Unfortunately when we listen to people there is only one objective, to prove them wrong. That is; let the person stop then I will tell him or her where they are wrong. Because I know better. The ego of people has touched the sky. It is the ego which does not allow us to give a chance to others to express themselves. It is felt that if anybody else grows that will mean that we go down. So the best thing is not to allow anybody to become stronger as far as I’m concerned. The boss does not want his junior to do great work best he loses his job or even he becomes less important in the eyes of all those who matter in the company.
These are some of roadblocks which we need to remove and become positive people. And then it will be easy to develop a good sense of humour. Peace and happiness will be collateral advantages.
As a child, I always felt that I lacked confidence. Even now, in some situations I find that I do not measure up to my expectations. Yet, I have always admired confident people and I continue to do.
Considering that Confidence is a very importance part of our lives, I often contemplate about it.
This happened at the Delhi Airport. I had checked-in well in advance, as per my habit. I was waiting to board the flight to Mumbai. As usual I was looking around to find confident people. There were many men and women well dressed, upright and looking satisfied with their lives. But there was one gentleman who appeared exceptional. He was immaculately dressed in a dark grey suit. His broad shoulders and Â with his chin-up added to his confident look. As I was brooding the flight was announced and we all boarded the plane.
It was a comfortable smooth flight. All the usual things – the in flight safety demonstrations, service of snacks, tea and coffee went off very well. Soon it was the time to reach Mumbai. The air-hostess announced that the plane would land at Mumbai airport in a few minutes. Then something happened. Instead of descending the plane went up and started going round in circles. After about ten minutes everyone got restless. People were looking around and trying to understand what was happening. I closed my eyes and started praying. Still, the plane continued to hover in mid-air.
Suddenly, I thought of this very confident tall man I saw at the Delhi airport. Looking around I found that he was perhaps the most restless soul on the flight at that moment. He was holding his handkerchief in one hand furiously wiping the perspiration, sometimes from the forehead and sometimes from his cheeks. With closed eyes he was looking up and down. At times he would put his hand in the pocket, as if he were trying to search for something. I could see all this because he occupied an aisle seat on the opposite side just two rows behind. In my futile endeavor of observing him, I had somehow forgotten my fears.
And then the Pilot came out of his cabin, walked to the middle of gangway, and stopped there. He did something and then went back. Shortly thereafter another landing announcement was made. The plane landed safely and all of us got down.
I realized that the confidence of a person is not only about posture, looks, and dress. A dressed, and the way he behavior, it is something more. In fact, a lot more. Real confidence is tested when there is a crisis how you remain cools at the time.
I realized that the confidence of a person is not only about posture, looks, dress and behavior, but it is something more. In fact, a lot more! Real confidence is tested when there is a crisis. How you remain cool at the time of crisis shows how confident you are.