People often ask me about how to increase self-confidence so they can try new things. They imagine confidence to be a magically acquired inner quality, and that successful people are naturally fearless, willing to try new experiences, managing to look cool in the process. The real path to self-confidence is to develop COMPETENCE with practice, trial and error. To dare to follow your dreams requires the willingness to look foolish, to risk failure and rejection. Our mistakes are requirements for wisdom and true confidence. Of course, His Holiness manages to say this with much more elegance and simplicity.
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Posted in Advice, Buddhism, Dear Cynthia queries, kindness, Personal insight, Spiritual, Uncategorized, tagged Buddhism, confidence, courage, Dalai Lama, friendship, honesty, self-esteem, trust on April 30, 2012| 1 Comment »