Knowledge is power.
Self-confidence comes with money and fame. Money does not come until it is earned by hard work, dedication, time-consumption etc and fame don't come until one has proven his qualities or his forte which impresses the world and it results in fame. But performance or exhibition of those qualities is not possible until one has self-confidence. All these are intertwined.
But if someone does not have money or fame, he should not worry provided that he has self-confidence because it's something special characteristics which keeps him excels.
The author is right.
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I remember in school we had few students who were very shy and used to shiver when asked to come on the stage and say few words in front of whole class and there were students too who were so confident and used to speak anything with the confidence . This is all because they are brought up in the environment where there parents have helped them to grow like this so the environment too is responsible for it.
When we start working and do jobs there also we need to have a good self confidence to get appreciation from the boss. If we don't have it we may be called a negative person. It's important asset and one should always build it in him/herself for good personality.
" The two most important days in your life are the day when you are born and the day you find out why? "
– Mark Twain
K Mohan @ Moga
'Idhuvum Kadandhu Pogum "
Even this challenging situation would ease
But self-confidence should not become overconfidence. Many times people misunderstand between these two words. We should know our strong points and the extent of our knowledge also should be known to us. Then wherever necessary we can go for a consultation with some other people also. But without thinking properly and without consulting other people, forgetting our weaknesses and if we make a decision with overconfidence we may fail and we will be lost in the race. So have self-confidence but never go with overconfidence.
Thoughts exchanged is knowledge gained.