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Self Development - How to Develop Self-Confidence

I was reading the following paragraphs written by Napoleon Hill and just wanted to post them here for YOU ;)

"Selling yourself short is effrontery to your Creator.”
The greatest person now living is the one who is reading this sentence. If you do not recognize this truth, then you should begin at once to follow these instructions:

Adopt a Definite Major Purpose and begin where you stand to attain it.

Write out a clear statement of what you believe to be the advantages of your Definite Major Purpose, and call these into your mind many times daily, in the form of a prayer for their attainment.

If your Major Purpose is to attain something material, such as money, see yourself already in possession of it when you call it into your consciousness.

Associate yourself with as many people as possible who are in sympathy with you and your major purpose, and induce them to give you encouragement and faith in every way possible.

Let not a single day pass without making at least one move toward the attainment of your Definite Major Purpose, and remember that nothing worthwhile is ever accomplished without ACTION – ACTION – ACTION!

Choose some prosperous, self-reliant person as your “pace-maker” and make up your mind not only to catch up with him in achievements, but to excel him.

When you meet with defeat, when obstacles get in your way and the going is hard, do not quit, but turn on more will power and keep on keeping on.

Follow the habit of never running away from disagreeable circumstances, but learn to transmute them into inspiration for achievement of your desires.

And remember that LOVE and Hate had a falling out. Hate drew a ring around himself that shut LOVE out, but Love got busy with a great big grin and drew a bigger ring that took Hate and his little ring in again.

Lastly, recognize the truth that everything worth having has a price one must pay to get it. The price of self-confidence is eternal vigilance in carrying out these instructions. Your watchword must be PERSISTENCY.

And remember, if you sell yourself short through lack of self-confidence you thereby express ingratitude to your Creator, whose one and only exclusive privilege to you is that of mastering and using your own mind for the determination of your own earthly destiny.

P.S. Oh by the way ... You may check this one out,in case, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1GCaEZscfvA
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