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Confidence is a strong self belief that makes you feel that you are capable of doing something; it doesn't necessarily mean overcoming the fear of failure, but giving your best irrespective of that. Confidence is the act of maintaining ones composure irrespective of a situation one might be in.

Stories about Confidence
  • Living Heroes

    The story of Collin Smith & Ernest Greene

     After a car crash left 14-year-old Collin Smith paralyzed, doctors told him he had a 20 percent chance of finishing high school. The opportunity to attend college seemed even slimmer. Yet eight years later, Collin earned a bachelor of arts degree in communications from High Point University. Collin had achieved the nearly impossible with the help of a benevolent man five decades his senior.  In 2005,Ernest Greene, a retiree, and his wife, Catherine, attended Asheboro Baptist Church, the same church attended by Collin and his parents, Janet and Michael, in Asheboro, North Carolina. The families were not acquainted,the Greenes had moved to the area just nine months earlier. But when Ernest heard about Collin’s accident and the fact that his parents would not be able to care full-time for their son.   Ernest said, he felt a calling.“God was leading me to help,” he says. Moreover he had time to spare.   Ernest approached Collin’s parents with the idea that he look after the boy while they were at work. The Smiths gratefully accepted the same. Collin, now 23, says it was hard for him to understand then “how someone I didn’t know would drop everything to help me.”   Ernest sought training to care for Collin and then began arriving at the Smiths’ home early on weekday mornings. He would help Collin get out of bed, wash, and dress. He would help him have breakfast. Then he’d drive Collin to school.And at 3 p.m,every day, Ernest would drive back to pick him up.   Then, while the two waited for one of Collin’s parents to get home,“They played a lot of Monopoly,”says Ernest. At first, the age difference was a challenge one liked rap, the other didn’t. But they learned to compromise.   “Older folks are just older versions of you,” says Collin. “Same people, great stories.”   Some days were better than the others. “He can’t do things himself, so he can be demanding,” says Ernest. But he attests that Collin’s strong will got him through tough times.   Collin graduated from high school with the rest of his class and was accepted in the nearby High Point. Ernest accompanied him to every class.   “The first year was interesting,” Ernest recalls. “Collin didn’t want to stick out.” Ernest, on the other hand, says he took full advantage of the opportunity, jotting down notes and often commenting in class.   On graduation day, Ernest received an honorary degree in humanitieswhich took him by surprise but Collin wasn’t surprised.   “Ernest is a godly example of the way a man should live 'calm and humble',”says Collin.   Today, Collin works as an assistant basketball coach at High Point and gets daily support from a certified nursing assistant, while Ernest spends most of his time with his family.   The courage of Collin and the character of Ernest is something everyone can learn from.
  • Eternal Heroes

    A broken bulb

     The date and time to unveil the invention of the light bulb was fixed. While the preparations for the event were on, Edison asked one of the lab assistants to carry the bulb from the lab on the first floor to the main hall on the ground floor. On the staircase the person tripped and fell and the grand invention was in pieces. All were shocked! The program had to be cancelled. Edison silently went into his laboratory and started making a new bulb for the launch, rescheduled for a week later.   It was ready for the demonstration again. Edison called the same lab assistant to carry the bulb down stairs. His face lit up upon hearing Edison’s request. He confidently carried the bulb to the right place.   Edison’s friend asked him, “Why did you give the bulb to that same person who broke it earlier?”   Edison replied, “Last time when the bulb was broken, the person’s heart was also broken. It is not difficult to make another bulb. But to infuse fresh spirit into a broken heart is more difficult.”
  • Fables

    Stay Strong!

    One day a school teacher wrote on the board the following: 9×1=7 9×2=18 9×3=27 9×4=36 9×5=45 9×6=54 9×7=63 9×8=72 9×9=81 9×10=90 When she was done, she looked to the students and they were all laughing at her, because of the first equation which was wrong, and then the teacher said the following, "I wrote that first one wrong on purpose, because I wanted you to learn something important. This was for you to know how the world out there will treat you. You can see that I wrote RIGHT 9 times, but none of you congratulated me for it; you all laughed and criticized me because of one wrong thing I did. So this is the lesson...: 'The world will never appreciate the good you do a million times, but will criticize the one wrong thing you do... But don't get discouraged, ALWAYS RISE ABOVE ALL THE LAUGHTER AND CRITICISM. STAY STRONG.'
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