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Many of us are running out of self-confidence these days  for various reasons. Sometimes we aren’t in a position to believe in ourselves. Lack of self-belief creates myriad problems and we often tend to falter. Today we’ll discuss such questions in the column Finding Hope with DLM. 

How can one get the self-belief?

Everyone in this world is unique. That way everyone is having certain unique capability. We may not be equally talented, but we are uniquely talented. We need to be sure about the fact that there’s some unique capability in us that makes us outstandingly different from others. Believing is achieving. There can be no conquest without conviction. We need to realize and explore our superiorly divine strengths we are born with. Swami Vivekananda once said, “In order to succeed one must have tremendous perseverance and tremendous will”. In every challenging and adverse situation our real self gets unfolded! All we need are purpose, passion, patience and perseverance!

We need to realize and explore our superiorly divine strengths we are born with
There are situations that break us. In this context how can we start believing in ourselves? 
If there are no hard times, there can be no good times. Every situation has something for us. If we can learn the right lesson at the right time, we can definitely become the better versions of ourselves. Life is a university in itself. Learning from every experience and moving forward is what it teaches! We are always strengthened by what we learn. There is always a chance to prove our unique capability. It’s never too late to be there. With determined efforts, patience and unflinching faith we can make our own destiny no matter what we may be undergoing.
Learning from every experience and moving forward is what it teaches!
What if we have no one with us in the journey? 
Everyone’s journey in life is unique and so is the destination. Why do you expect someone to be with you all the while? We must learn to be with ourselves. It always takes some toil to unwrap the box that carries a precious gift.  If you can’t struggle or shy away from tough times, you can hardly unpack and unleash the ever wonderful person in you. We should never be afraid of the journey if we are alone; rather we should keep enjoying  every step, every turn and every twist! And that alone will make it beautiful. We should remember that we are never defeated,  as long as we have the desire to win.
We should never be afraid of the journey if we are alone
Lastly,  how to build ourselves as a person? 
According to Swami Vivekananda, “all power is within you. You can do anything and everything.” We must keep believing in that power within. Our belief must lead us to persevere. And nothing is impossible for a persevering mind. The more we can believe, the more we can explore; and the more we can explore,  the more can we excel. Life is a process of learning,  exploring and becoming the true ourselves. The storm may come, and the storm may go. But the tree, that is still there, brings undying hopes to many!
We must keep believing in that power within.
(Dr. Debilal Mishra is a communication specialist currently working at Ravenshaw University, Cuttack, Odisha as Assistant Prof., Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication)

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