We all begin our journey with some dreams or aspirations in life. Dream to achieve something big, and aspire to be successful and happy. A couple of days ago, I asked my little one, ‘what do you want to become when you grow up?’ She answered instantly – ‘I want to be like you Mom.’ That was of course due to affection of a child, but after prodding a little she quipped, ‘I want to be like you, because you can do anything.’ This was my moment of fame for sure.

Happiness needs a Believer –

I grew up in a joint family set-up, listening to various tales and bedtime stories from gran and relatives. Most of these stories are quite famous among kids and are known for instilling the basis of self-belief and determination.

Believe in yourself
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Gran always said, you are your own best friend, and your worst enemy too. No one can make you feel stronger than you, yourself, and nobody can pull you down until you allow them to. Such one-liners hardly influenced me then, but today when I tell the same thing to my daughter memories from the past, keep flashing now-and-then.


You cannot believe in God, until you believe in yourself

Swami Vivekananda

I am a believer and totally believe in nature’s equilibrium. Every action has an equal or opposite reaction, even science agrees to that. When you have faith in your abilities, no one can stop you from fulfilling your dreams. Believe in yourself, in your potential is all it asks.

Simple ways to instil Believe in Yourself –

  • Don’t let the past failures hamper your prospective future.
  • Don’t let the fear overpower your emotions and determination.
  • Have an Attitude – a positive one.
  • Encourage yourself.
  • Let your past successes guide you.
  • Accept.

I was born and bred in a small industrial town of western U.P. Despite studying in the best school of town, exposure to verbal English was very limited. I had stage-fright, and fear of this language. My only interaction with the stage was during group performances. It took a long fight before I could overcome my fear, with sheer determination and self-belief.

On the school annual function day, I was supposed to deliver a speech which I had memorized like a parrot. My insides were churning due to nervousness, and with wobbly feet when I climbed the stage everything went blank. It was like speaking in a total faze. That was probably the most disastrous speeches in the history of any school function.

It will be a lie if I say that episode didn’t break me. I was devastated and shaken, self-confidence took the lowest dive. But, at the same time, the feeling to prove I can do better also took birth somewhere deep inside. I remember asking my grand-dad to buy a subscription for the reader’s digest and get weekly English newspaper. (English dailies were in circulation only when demanded and at an extra cost) In the free time, reading aloud and talking to myself in English became a habit. And soon, I was able to overcome my fear and also embraced a new happier me.

I Believe I can Fly –

Later in life, the girl with stage fright became a subject-matter expert in her career, educator, and a corporate trainer. It all starts with having a positive attitude, keeping fears under leash and believing in yourself. On that note, I am leaving you with this wonderful motivational song by R.Kelly. I simply love it.

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30 Comments

Srishti · April 2, 2019 at 12:03 pm

Very nice & attractive post!
Your journey is really inspirational. I also have faced similar kinds of fears and you are right flying starts with believing though it’s tough and not an easy phase to go through but that’s the life. But once we are ready to face, we can move mountains!

jaya1966 · April 2, 2019 at 12:23 pm

Your story of how you overcame your lack of proficiency in English and went on to excel in the corporate world is indeed an inspiring one and boosts confidence. Excellent post. Enjoyed reading about your journey thoroughly.

Mayuri6 · April 2, 2019 at 12:28 pm

What a beautiful post, Dipika. It takes a lot of courage to share what you thought was a drawback. This story of believing in yourself and oversoming it could inspire so many. Loved the read, and you! Keep soaring!

Deepa · April 2, 2019 at 1:00 pm

Dips, I have a similar incident of speech in my school. I completely forgot my lines and was blank on the stage. But you are right, its all about believing and coming out of the shell. Good one.

    Jhilmil · April 3, 2019 at 9:08 am

    Such an important word belief is, it provokes me to move beyond my fears and shun the wrongs. It asks me to move ahead with right thoughts and a balanced mind.

Deepika · April 2, 2019 at 1:17 pm

I am also a believer. I believe in myself and always work on my drawbacks. Fantastic post.Very inspiring!

Dr. Surbhi Prapanna · April 2, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Wow loved your journey and I agree believe in yourself is first step in life to be happy, content and sucessfull. looking forward for upcoming posts.

    Trapti · April 2, 2019 at 4:41 pm

    Without confidence, no one can win in his/her life.
    The sentence is correct: You are your best friend and worst enemy too.

    Sometimes, we lose faith in our life but such articles remind us that we should be confident in every situation 😉

    Believing in yourself is the most powerful thing that we should keep it with us.

      gleefulblogger · April 2, 2019 at 6:07 pm

      True, agree to the T. Thanks for stopping by.

Abhijit Ray · April 2, 2019 at 3:20 pm

I can understand the early childhood experience could have been traumatic. But it is your grit and determination that has brought you out and now you are an expert speaker. We can do whatever we may want to, if we have the right attitude.

    Sonia Chatterjee · April 2, 2019 at 3:41 pm

    Such an inspiring post, specially with the personal incident. Indeed it is our faith in ourselves that can take us a long way

Shalzz · April 2, 2019 at 4:03 pm

So proud of you, Dipika! This is such an inspiring post. I think I have learnt a thing or two from your experiences.

    gleefulblogger · April 2, 2019 at 6:02 pm

    Thank you so much Shalini, glad you liked it.

      Mann · April 2, 2019 at 9:04 pm

      It has happened to most of us when we touch the bottom line..and after that there is no option but rising. Such a beautiful post. I loved it.

romagptasinha · April 2, 2019 at 6:10 pm

Loved to read about your journey dear and I know it really takes a strong soul like you to overcome every single hurdle of life

    gleefulblogger · April 2, 2019 at 8:10 pm

    Thank you so much Roma, your words are always inspiring and motivating.

vidhya29 · April 2, 2019 at 6:11 pm

An inspiring post! Loved the line, I believe I can fly

Varsh · April 2, 2019 at 9:23 pm

Believing in ourselves is the best gift we can give to ourselves. We deserve to know that we can do better and who else but us to keep that faith alive? You conquered your fears bu working towards them. Really commendable, Dips!

nooranandchawla · April 2, 2019 at 9:32 pm

Great post Dipika! Especially liked your anecdote 🙂

Rashi Roy · April 2, 2019 at 9:41 pm

Very inspiring and great determination shown by you. Kudos.

Shilpa Garg · April 2, 2019 at 9:59 pm

Amazing things happen when you start believing in yourself. I loved your journey of transformation. Very inspiring and empowering. Great going, girl!!

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MeenalSonal · April 2, 2019 at 11:11 pm

Self Belief is the true mantra for happiness and yes sometimes the one liners are set in mind and are resaid in same passion.

eshachaks · April 3, 2019 at 12:39 am

You are so right… If we dont get past our failures and believe in ourselves who else will? We owe that to ourselves

Rachna · April 3, 2019 at 10:53 am

It may seem difficult initially but keeping the faith in your abilities can help you move mountains. It was heartening to read how you overcame your own troubles.

    gleefulblogger · April 3, 2019 at 11:59 am

    Thank you so much for stopping by, and I completely agree to it Rachna.

Roopali kadam · April 4, 2019 at 1:53 pm

Inspiring story deepika.. it is fully applicable for me as I’m yet to learn self belief.

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