The power of self confidence summary author says you had unlimited self-confidence, you would be more powerful, popular, and persuasive with other people. You would be more cheerful, likable, and welcome wherever you went. You would speak up and speak out clearly in your interactions with others, and you would be admired, respected, and sought after by everyone who knew you.
THE POWER OF SELF CONFIDENCE BY BRIAN TRACY
Book : The Power of Self Confidence
Author : Brian Tracy
The Summary of Power of Self Confidence By Brian Tracy
Author says what people want more than anything else is just to feel really good about themselves. We want to be happy and positive and have a sense of well-being. Above all, what we really want is peace of mind, and you can only enjoy peace of mind when you feel confident in your ability to deal effectively with the requirements of life, with your family, your friends.
The law of concentration says that “anything you dwell upon grows in your reality.” Anything that you think about long enough and hard enough eventually becomes a part of your mental processes, exerting its influence and power on your attitude and your behavior.
One of the most profound discoveries in all of human history is that “thought is creative.” Thoughts held in mind, produce after their kind. Like begets like. Your thoughts become your realities. You do become what you think about most of the time.
Purpose & Personal Power
Self-confidence is the hinge on which the gate of individual achievement turns. When your self confidence becomes unlimited, you will be able to realize more of your potential than you could under any other circumstances.
Self-confidence is a state of mind. It is an attitude and, as an attitude, it is more important than facts. However, it must be based on facts to be the kind of self confidence you can rely on in a crunch. Your job is to do whatever it takes to convince yourself, in your heart, that you are absolutely unstoppable and that you can achieve anything that you put your mind to.
Your thoughts are the most powerful forces in your universe. They are both creative and causative. Every minute of every day, they are forming the world around you. As Shakespeare said, “Nothing is good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Your life is what your thoughts make it.
Your ability to set goals and to make plans for their accomplishment is the “master skill” of success, without which very little is possible. The habit of regular goal-setting and goal-achieving is probably more important than any other skill you could ever learn.
The starting point of setting goals is for you to throw off all mental limitations and let your mind roam freely across the entire universe of possibilities. Your primary job at the beginning is to allow yourself to “dream big dreams” and determine exactly what it is you want out of life, in every area and in every dimension.
If the greatest enemy of self-confidence is fear, then the greatest enemy of human achievement is the comfort zone. Psychologists have determined that each of us has natural tendency to slip into a zone of performance and behavior where we are comfortable, one that is easy and unchallenging, and then to stay there.
Follow Your Heart
The history of the human race is written in the life stories of men and women who followed their heart’s desires and did what they were uniquely qualified to do, and did it with all their heart. And no matter what your situation, this possibility lies open to you, right now.
Every person is put on this earth with a unique combination of talents and inclinations that makes him or her different from anyone else who has ever lived. And it only is when you find the special situation that can most benefit from your unique capabilities that you will be able to make the greatest contribution and enjoy the great rewards.
The Law of Belief
The law of belief, an important corollary of the law of cause and effect, says that “your beliefs become your realities.” You do not believe what you see, but you see what you believe. William James of Harvard said that “Belief creates the actual fact.”
Your world today is largely an out-picturing of your innermost beliefs and convictions. You behave on the outside based on your beliefs on the inside. You see the world around you based on your beliefs about reality, regardless of whether they are correct.
The world will largely accept you at your own estimation. It is yourself that you have to convince, before you can convince anyone else. But once you are absolutely sure that you have what it takes to master any situation, you will act in such a way that your beliefs will become your reality.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Brian Tracy is a professional speaker, trainer, seminar leader, and consultant. He is the chairman of Brian Tracy International, a human resources and development company based in Solana Beach, California.
Brian learned his lessons the hard way. He left high school without graduating and worked as a laborer for several years. In his mid-twenties he became a salesman and began his climb up the business ladder. Year by year, by studying and applying every idea, method, and technique he could find, he worked his way up to become the chief operating officer of a $276-million development company.