One of my friend always tell me ‘you are smart, but I am stupid. Even I eat too much, I cannot become like you.’ It is like he is insulting himself. He read lots of books which are showing the ways how to success. And he sometime as me how to get success seriously. I told him the following things.
Before thinking of getting success, we must look ourselves first to become perfect. Even if we cannot be perfect, we can still prepare the best. In this condition, people who always insulting themselves will not be able to see the way to success because they don’t open their eyes. Like people who closed their eyes don’t see the light, people who don’t have confidence and insulting himself will not get success in life.
Buddha said people have to live with no pride and live like knowing few things when talking with others. But if he or she not only act like knowing few things but also insulting himself by believing he is not clever, it is a bad thing. Such kind of people will never get on the road of success because they don’t have confidence. They always insult themselves in the way like ‘I am stupid. I am not clever like them. I cannot do it’. They don’t know that it is only the fact that making them fail in life.
Without confidence and without appraising self would make you only fail in life ever. In order to motivate ourselves, we sometimes need to talk to ourselves that we are clever and we can do it. If we believe ourselves that we can do it, we will be able to do it. You should always look at mirrors and say everyday that you are the best. Believe yourself and accept the challenges.
Author: Aung Kham
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