To perform what one intends in life it is essential to have great confidence in himself. Ralph Waldo Emerson, great American philosopher, said: confidence in yourself is the first secret of success. In a general way, we can say that people are what they want to be and that we have control over our own lives, and that the results will depend on what we do or stop doing. Let us remember that we are what we think we are. Everything, absolutely everything, is first generated in our mind. No one can be or become something that has not thought. If a person has thoughts of grandeur and optimism, that person will be large and optimistic.

If you have mediocre and pessimistic thoughts will be mediocre and pessimistic. Our thoughts and our mental attitude are those that determine our destiny. For this reason, it is of great importance always projecting a large image of himself. When you get self-confidence can be to unsuspected heights compelled by that enormous force generated by self-reliance. You can if you think that you can. Nathaniel Branden, PH.D., psychologist and psychotherapist, in his book The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (the six pillars of self-esteem), defines self-esteem as: trust in our ability to think, confidence in our ability to cope with the basic challenges of life; and confidence in our right to succeed and be happy, feel that we have courage, we deserve to meet our needs and desires, achieve our values and enjoy our efforts. Faith, the self-confidence and self-esteem are obtained through positive thoughts. People who have positive thoughts are optimistic and face the problems of life with hope and a positive attitude to solve problems.

Nathaniel Branden expresses the image that the person has of itself, either high or low, tends to be a generator of a prophecy that is met by itself. With confidence in himself the person is aware of his own abilities and is capable of achieving what is proposed. An extraordinary example is that we see in the photo. It is the Norwegian Eskil Ronningsbakken, the most notable tightrope Walker in the world, with his pupil Moses Wepukhuli of Kenya. Both show us a great confidence in the domain of their bodies and do what they want. Of course, you and I, possibly not do something similar never but if we are aware that confidence is vital in life we can succeed and achieve happiness. Self-confident same is accept responsibility for your own actions, you have a balanced attitude, it is flexible to the actions of other people, change is accepted as something normal in life, acts without taking into account the views of third parties. The self-confidence is something that is acquired and that becomes a habit. Confidence in itself same can achieve what other people may think that it is impossible to perform. With self-confidence you will be able to take advantage of the opportunities that life presents us. Confidence in yourself is essential to success and happiness. Original author and source of the article.