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Building self confidence v 11-feb09

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  • 1. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 2. Dedicated to His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada (Founder Acharya- ISKCON)Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 3. Agenda1. What is self-confidence?2. Why people lack self-confidence?3. Self assessment4. Practical tips to increase Self ConfidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 4. What is Self-ConfidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 5. Self-confidence is a term used to describe how secure a person is in his own decisions and actions and how free he is from doubt.Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 6. Activity Activity Identify the Identify the characteristic characteristicSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 7. Assertiveness SELF CONFIDENTDistrust LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE SELF CONFIDENTEagerness SELF CONFIDENTAffection LACK OF SELFSelf- doubt CONFIDENCEIsolation LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCESecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 8. Sensitivity to LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE criticism Depression LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCEEmotional maturity SELF CONFIDENTFeelings of inferiority LACK OF SELF CONFIDENCE The ability to handle SELF CONFIDENT criticismSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 9. Main causes for lack of self- confidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 10. Activity What are the various causes of people lacking self-confidence?Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 11. The reasons are…Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 12. Negative life experiencesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 13. Loss of a family member or close friendSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 14. Failures & reversals in lifeSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 15. Self Criticis mSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 16. External PressureSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 17. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 18. Guilty feelingsSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 19. Let’s do Self AssessmentSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 20. Activity Activity Identify the Comparison characteristicSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 21. One characteristic at a time will be displayed on screen Please tell the opposite characteristicSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 22. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 23. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe tobe right, even if othersmock or criticizeSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 24. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to Behavior based on whatbe right, even if others other people will thinkmock or criticizeSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 25. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to Behavior based on whatbe right, even if others other people will thinkmock or criticize Staying in comfort zone, fearing failure and avoid taking risksSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 26. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to Behavior based on whatbe right, even if others other people willmock or criticize thinkBeing willing to take risks Staying in comfort zone,and go the extra mile fearing failure and avoid taking risksSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 27. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to Behavior based on whatbe right, even if others other people will thinkmock or criticizeBeing willing to take risks Staying in comfort zone,and go the extra mile fearing failure and avoid taking risksAdmitting mistakes andlearning from themSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 28. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believeto be right, even if Behavior based onothers mock or criticize what other people will think Staying in comfortBeing willing to take zone, fearing failurerisks and go the extra and avoid taking risksmileAdmitting mistakes and Working hard to coverlearning from them up mistakesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 29. Rank yourself on a scale of 1-5 for all the three characteristics. Add up scores and find out total score out of 15Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 30. Self-Confident Low Self-ConfidenceDoing what you believe to Behavior based on whatbe right, even if others other people will thinkmock or criticizeBeing willing to take risks Staying in comfort zone,and go the extra mile fearing failure and avoid taking risksAdmitting mistakes and Working hard to cover uplearning from them mistakesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 31. What is your score? • 1-3 – Low • 4-8 - Average • 9-12 – Good • 12 and above - ExcellentSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 32. How to Increase Your Self- ConfidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 33. 1 Tolerate reversals with a positive frame of mindSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 34. “ I have not failed. Ive just found “ 10,000 ways that wont work. Thomas Alva EdisonSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 35. “    Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is “ what dies inside us while we live. Norman CousinsSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 36. “ Ive missed more than 9000 shots in my career. Ive lost almost 300 games. 26 times, Ive been trusted to take the gamewinning shot and missed. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 37. Ive failed over and over and over again in my life. And that “ is why I succeed. Michael JordanSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 38. mäträ-sparçäs tu kaunteya çétoñëa-sukha-duùkha-däù ägamäpäyino ’nityäs täàs titikñasva bhärata REF. Bg 2.14Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 39. TRANSLATION O son of Kunté, the nonpermanent appearance of happiness and distress, and their disappearance in due course, are like the appearance and disappearance of winter and summer seasons. They arise from sense perception, O scion of Bharata, and one must learn to tolerate them without being disturbed.Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 40. Identify the personSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 41. • 1832 - lost his job & defeated in legislature• 1833 - failed in business• 1835 - sweetheart died• 1836 - had a nervous breakdown• 1838 - defeated for Speaker of the U.S.HouseSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 42. • 1843 - defeated for nomination for Congress• 1848 - lost re-nomination• 1854 - defeated for U.S. Senate• 1856 - defeated for nomination VicePresident•1858 - again defeated for U.S. SenateSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 43. In 1860 he was elected President of USA Abraham LincolnSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 44. Sometimes hardships and reversals can bring out the best in us They can be blessings in disguise!Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 45. Cocoon of a butterflySecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 46. 2 Choose your friends wellSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 47. Avoid individuals who suck your energy and diminish your confidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 48. Pessimists drag you down, as do whiners and criticsSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 49. “You are the same today as you will be in five years except for two things, the people you associate “ with and the books you read. JOHN F KENNEDYSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 50. Cultivate friendship with a person who is closest to youSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 51. Who is heSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 52. Most powerful and loving Lord in the heart!Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 53. sarvasya cähaà hådi sanniviñöo mattaù småtir jïänam apohanaà REF. Bg 15.15Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 54. TRANSLATION I am seated in everyone’s heart, and from Me come remembrance, knowledge and forgetfulness.Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 55. Our most trustworthy friendSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 56. FOOTPRINTS IN THE SANDSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 57. “ We have to practice remembering the Lord always, by chanting His names and molding life’s activities in such a way that we can remember “ Him always. SRILA PRABHUPADASecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 58. 3 Dwell on your strengths & not on your weaknessesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 59. Each one of us have strengths and weaknessesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 60. Amazing will! EnterSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 61. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 62. Don’t cry over your shortcomings and weaknessesSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 63. Lalloo Yadav EnterSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 64. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 65. 4 ChantingSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 66. Richard Arthur (An instructor of English at Rutgers University) Chanting makes me more aware of what to do and what not to do. And now, I naturally feel happy about doing the right thing.Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 67. The psychologists have found chanters brimming with self-confidenceSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 68. Nathan Zakheim (Famous art director) "After years of being a closed-in person and trying to protect myself from experiences, now Im really different.”Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 69. Essence of Chanting EnterSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 70. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 71. Marco Ferrini (Italy’s top furniture designer) “Chanting makes me so exuberant that I easily sail through all challenging situations in life.”Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 72. 5 Read Great booksSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 73. “ The man who does not read good books has no advantage “ over the man who can not read them. MARK TWAINSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 74. When doubts haunt “ me, when disappointments stare me in the face, and I see not one ray of hope on the horizon, I turn to Bhagavad-gitaSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 75. and find a verse to comfort me; and I immediately begin to “ smile in the midst of Overwhelming sorrow. Mahatma GandhiSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 76. “ By reading we discover “ ourselves & OPRAH WINFREY our world.Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 77. If one properly follows the instructions of Bhagavad-gétä, one can be freed from all the miseries and anxieties of life. One will be freed from all fears. (Gétä-mähätmya 1)Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 78. Dr K Kasturirangan’s speech Former Chairman of ISRO EnterSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 79. Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 80. Read Bhagavad Gita? What is the use?Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 81. “Every man who reads has the power to magnify himself, to make “ his life full, significant, and meaningful. ALBERT EINSTEINSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 82. Cultivate a habit of reading regularly at least for 15 minSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 83. Summarize• Negative experiences, feeling of guilt, fear etc diminish our self confidence• Self confidence is influenced to a large extent by the kind of people we associate with• Our self confidence can be boosted by chanting, reading and developing faith in the Lord Secrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 84. Q&ASecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence
  • 85. Thank YouSecrets of Success Building Self - Confidence

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