Self-Confidence for Success

"You are of NO value to the world or to yourself until you know yourself better."

-Napoleon Hill


Self-confidence leads to self-improvement, which further plays one major factor to achieving success. Success won’t happen without a cause, and it will only be brought about by you and not by anyone else. Knowing yourself is what matters, what you are capable of and what your limitations are.

Fear is the primary hindrance to success.
Fear is the primary hindrance to success. | Source

"Where fear controls, achievement is an impossibility"

-Napoleon Hill

The concept of fear

Fear is the reason why poverty and failure exist, and self-confidence starts with the eradication of this fear. Remember that the only man who makes no mistakes is the man who does nothing. Do not be afraid of to commit mistakes, but remember to never do the same mistake twice.

The primary fears that hinder personal achievement are the fear of rejection, criticism, and defeat. Rejection and constructive criticism is very much helpful for your progress, it helps you polish out your flaws and move forward. Destructive criticism on the other hand should be ignored. It is important to never mind what their destructive criticisms say because in reality they are of no aid to you.

Defeat must be accepted as a way to teach how to do things better. Failure and defeat are two different things. Defeat is temporary. Failure on the other hand, is giving up.

"Believe in yourself, but do not tell the world instead, show the world what you can do."

-Napoleon Hill

Self-confidence VS Egotism

Self-confidence and egotism are two very different things. Egotism may be defined as having a very high self-esteem that underestimates everything and may regard itself as ‘superior.’ In simpler terms, it's like saying you can do it but never really trying. Self-confidence is the product of knowledge. It comes from knowing yourself, how much you know, why you know, and how are you going to use it. Likewise, self-confidence also comes from knowing your weaknesses and limitations. Self-confidence is seen in action. Egotism is only seen in thought and words.

"The only SIN is to cease interest when you’ve found your limitations."

-Napoleon Hill

Pushing your limitations

Most of the time, you lose interest in things when you've found your limitations. Likewise, reaching your limitations debunks the self-confidence that you’ve eagerly built. Limitations are there not to hinder further achievement; instead they are there for you push them further. Always push your boundaries. Remember that everything will be over the moment you stop cherishing your vision of future achievements.

Are you willing to step up and take it further?
Are you willing to step up and take it further? | Source

Self-confidence and personal achievement

One concept that can define life is that each and every one of us influences the other. To be able to succeed, you must be able to make use of this concept and effectively adapt it to your cause. Those famous leaders and businessmen were the bests at this game, but so can you. Self-improvement is basically the key. You won’t be capable of having others follow you if you are not even sure yourself. But the time you have full control and knowledge of what you are doing, you do not need to persuade them as they will follow you by themselves. Great leaders are made out of those followers who have the courage to step up as they believe in themselves. Until the time that you decide to improve and step up, you’ll always linger in the shadows of those who have the will and shined.

Nature as you see is defined by the law of cause and effect. Everything does happen for a reason. That is why you should persist. For success as an effect will only happen with you as the cause.

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Taleb80 5 years ago


Welcome to HP

Nice to meet you here.

It is an Awesome HUB, so I voted the same.

I voted up and tweet it & I tweeted some of your expression.

"What would you attempt if you knew you could not fail?" ~ Robert Schuller

Thanks for sharing.


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KeithTax 5 years ago from Wisconsin

You have a great start on HubPages with powerful, useful hubs. I am an optimistic person and love reading hubs like yours. I also voted your hub up, marked it useful, gave it a +1, and sent it to my Facebook page. I think it is that good and important of a read.

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JCielo 5 years ago from England

Awesome hub. I used to coach kids at soccer. The last thing I used to say before they went onto the playing field was "Don't be afraid to make mistakes."

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cepheid 5 years ago from Estonia Author

Thanks for the wonderful feedbacks, I really do appreciate it.

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Cardia 5 years ago from Barbados.

Great hub, with lots of good advice!

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fucsia 5 years ago

Great Hub! I understand very well what means "fear" and I know the different between self-confidence and egoism. You are right: are two different things! This page is a concentrate of important concepts. Thanks for this pleasurable and useful reading.


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Cloverleaf 5 years ago from Calgary, AB, Canada

Cepheid, Welcome to Hubpages! I think you will like it around here :) Congrats on an excellent hub; it made me think of Thomas Edison and how he allegedly said "Many of life's failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.". Voted up!

dinujohnson 4 years ago

ya.............. it's very nice. i got many information about succes through self confidence.......

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