You should be cautioned, however, to learn the difference between Self-confidence, which is based upon sound knowledge of what you know and what you can do, and egotism, which is only based upon what you wish you knew or could do. Learn the difference between these two terms or you will make yourself boresome, ridiculous and annoying to people of culture and understanding. Self-confidence is something which should never be proclaimed or announced except through intelligent performance of
constructive deeds. Napoleon Hill
Sometimes, you may want to wonder if some people are born leaders or positive thinkers. NO. Being positive and staying positive is a choice. Building self esteem and drawing lines for self improvement is a choice, not a rule or a talent. David Elefant writer on about.com
Developing and maintaining self-confidence is strictly a job for the man or the woman one sees in the mirror. And it may be the only aspect of yourself standing between you and success in your newest venture.
Napoleon Hill made it his life purpose to help men and women discover this to unveil the strengths and majesty each had within:
. . . what strength and power and possibility lie hidden in the mind of the man who has never discovered the value of Self-reliance. Then and there I made up my mind that I, too, would stand in front of that same looking-glass and point an accusing finger at myself for not having discovered the lesson which I had helped another to learn. I did stand before that same looking-glass, and as I did so I then and there fixed in my mind, as my definite purpose in life, the determination to help men and women discover the
forces that lie sleeping within them. The book you hold in your hands is evidence that my definite purpose is being carried out. Napoleon Hill
The quotes I am sharing in this post are from Law of Success, an 1,100 + page tome Napoleon Hill wrote prior to Think and Grow Rich. We are now following in it for the second time on our Monday through Friday Think and Grow Rich call 9AM Eastern on earlier to 6AM Eastern Pacific and Arizona which does not go on Daylight Savings Time. Feel welcome to join us for the reading and Master Mind session at 712 432 0900 PIN 565762# or use the same pin to listen within 23 hours after at same phone, last four 0990.
One of the irreparable losses to the human race lies in the lack of knowledge that there is a definite method through which Self-confidence can be developed in any person of average intelligence. What an immeasurable loss to civilization that young men and women are not taught this known method of developing Self-confidence before they complete their schooling, for no one who lacks faith in himself is really educated in the proper sense of the term. Napoleon Hill