Weekly Wisdom #11

1. We resist going to discomfort, knowing that so many great and wonderful things happens when we go through suffering and hard times. We resist because we all like pleasure over pain but what we forget sometimes is that there is a greater pleasure going through the pain. If we go through resistance and suffering and choose resistance at the right times and when we go through it, we have a greater, a more evolved pleasure on the other side of it. Former US Navy Seal and Ultra-runner David Goggins said “A lot of us don’t know about another world that exists for us because it’s on the other side of suffering. That’s the real growth in life.”

2. Self confidence is the process of keeping promises that you make to yourself. We promise ourselves many thing that we will do that, we will do this, but hardly we are able to keep up with those promises. When we couldn’t fulfill our promises then our self esteem and self confidence is drastically lowered. The reason we could not keep up with our promises is that often times our promises are much bigger than our current capability. It’s good to have a larger vision but at same time we have to understand were we currently stand. Understand your current position and make practical promises that may be difficult to fulfill but it should be achievable if you hustle and work hard enough. Day by day we can increase the level of our promises, it will take a bit of time but eventually we will definitely reach at a level were we would easily be able to achieve those large promises that we were not able to achieve earlier.

3. Anything you get really great at in life that’s out of necessity. We all have heard that Necessity is the mother of all inventions. This is one hundred percent true. We have to create a strong sense of urgency and importance to do work at an extraordinary level. If we want to be exceptional at something we have to completely immersed ourselves into that thing. We have to develop a very powerful reason why we want to do something. When we start associating strong practical reasons to our tasks and goals then our motivation and inspiration level is at the maximum which will help us to go the distance and achieve our goals.

4. Drop the bags of stuffs that holds you down. Drop them! Those are figment of our imagination. Don’t let others opinion haunt you and don’t let your current situation to define your destiny. Remember, you are born to do something great with your life, there is a purpose for you, you are special, you are unique, you have super special skills. Identify those skills and do something great for yourself and for the world.

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36 thoughts on “Weekly Wisdom #11

  1. “Self confidence is the process of keeping promises that we make ourselves.” This is the single most valuable piece of advice I have read from your articles so far.
    I like this so much. I usually feel less self confident. If I reflect back, I can see that I promised myself that I will do a thing, like reading for an hour to work on my career, or learn that technique that could improve my craft, or revise a high concept or continue writing an article or revise the same. But most of the time, I gave up, because I find it hard.
    The resistance that you’ve mentioned in the first point. I gave up because it was painful for now. I will make a list of items that I want to accomplish, implement them by overcoming the pain, the resistance to do the task and get back to this post, and let you know my progress towards my self confidence.
    Each and every article of yours have profound gems in it and reading the brought me out of my negativity. I have two more of your posts to catch up to, my busy schedule at office(work from office during the past week, where I barely read or write for NaNoWriMo).
    Thanks Nitesh. Keep writing the inspirational articles as usual.

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    1. I just read your latest post ‘The Prologue’ and got to know that you were going through a very tiring time due to your office work but now it’s really great to see you back Nagendra.
      Thank you so much for your wonderful appreciation of my posts.
      I am glad that you can relate to the promise and the resistance point. It’s really great that you will make list of things that you want to accomplish by overcoming pain and resistance. All the very best and I really hope that you will accomplish the things that you want.


  2. Regarding #2, I feel, self-confidence also gets affected by the self-talk that we have. The constant inner chatter that keeps judging us or others around. I sometimes have negative self-talk about myself and that lowers my self confidence.

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    1. Yes I completely agree with you that self talk also impacts our self confidence. But the good thing is that those self talks are our own so we can control them and use them positively. I know it’s not easy to do so, especially when we are in a difficult situation but we have to control it because it will slowly and slowly destroy or confidence, esteem and peace. Personally I prefer mediation to control those negative chatters. What do you do when you go through such negative self talks? How do you control them?

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    2. Whenever I am overwhelmed with negative thoughts, I try to distract myself. Which if I don’t, leads to stress and anxiety. To distract myself and to stop thinking pessimistically, I take a nap for 15-20 mins, watch something humorous or meditate on my beads. This is how I’m managing my negative self-talk and thinking. Over the years, I have also found that it’s my own internal emotional state that causes me stress, anxiety and negative thinking.

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