Improving self confidence

Rahul Sharma (----------)     11 July 2012

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Are you the type of person who easily get influenced by negative advices? Follow this short self confidence lesson…

When Henry Ward Beecher was a young boy in school, he learned a lesson in self confidence which he never forgot.

He was called upon to recite in front of the class. He had hardly begun when the teacher interrupted with an emphatic, “No!” He started over and again the teacher thundered, “No!” Humiliated, Henry sat down.

The next boy rose to recite and had just begun when the teacher shouted, “No!” This student, however, kept on with the recitation until he completed it. As he sat down, the teacher replied, “Very good!”

Henry was irritated. ”I recited just as he did,” he complained to the teacher.

But the instructor replied, “It is not enough to know your lesson, you must be sure. When you allowed me to stop you, it meant that you were uncertain. If the world says, ‘No!’ it is your business to say, ‘Yes!’ and prove it.

The world will say, ‘No!’ in a thousand ways.

‘No! You can’t do that.’
‘No! You are wrong.’
‘No! You are too old.’
‘No! You are too young.’
‘No! You are too weak.’
‘No! It will never work.’
‘No! You don’t have the education.’
‘No! You don’t have the background.’
‘No! You don’t have the money.’
‘No! It can’t be done.’

And each ‘No!’ you hear has the potential to erode your confidence bit by bit until you quit all together.

Though the world says, ‘No!’ to you today, you should be determined to say, ‘Yes!’ and prove it! ”

Author: Steve Goodier

Henry Ward Beecher, a prominent congregationalist clergyman, social reformer, abolitionist, and speaker in the mid to late 19th century.


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Vandana Mulchandani (Finance Manager )     11 July 2012

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Wonderful sharing Rahul...... Yes means a lot and if you have the confidence of converting NO to YES, you can achieve success in life.

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Akash Nanda (Testing Professional)     11 July 2012

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Hi Rahul,

Its really very true. In this world we will find many people who pull us down, there are very few ones who really appreciate our work. We have to decide what we are going to do and then proceed in our own way. One have to face many hurdles but never give up. We have to remain always positive and remember one thing:- Where there is will, there is way....!

Have a wonderful day.

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sreenath (.)     11 July 2012

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Gud one bro...keep sharing :)


Rookie Chap (student)     12 July 2012

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very inspiring!!!!!!!!!!! 


CA sanjeev kumar (professional)     12 July 2012

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absolutely encouraging keep..... sharing such motivational thought.


Very impressive info.I really like that story .Its inspiring and gives us a message that negative thoughts should be removed from our personality.


Jatin Singh Negi (Country Analyst )     12 July 2012

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Thanks a lot for sharing ..

Very nice one and indeed a helpful one at this juncture for me atleast :))

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Sanket (!..Live to Give..!)     12 July 2012

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This story really help to raise confidence in Life......

Thankx brother for sharing it......yes

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Shri (CA Practice)     13 July 2012

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Really nice.

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