How long are you going to allow yourself to be intimidated by life, living in the shadow of everyone else’s successes? Stop being impressed by “the other guy,” and start believing in yourself by working on your belief in G-d.
Once you are thoroughly convinced that your fate, as well as the fate of others, is decided solely by G-d – and not by others, you will heal yourself from the ego-crippling effects of social comparing. Indeed, the answer to humanity’s enigmatic lifetime search for oneself lies in one’s search for G-d; for only when we penetrate the mystery of G-d behind all of sublime creation, do we discover our latent talent and uncover our hidden potential.
Just like belief in G-d, Whose presence is obscured from the naked eye, requires faith, belief in yourself that leads to the disclosure of your inner potential requires that form of faith called “self confidence.”
Adapted from Self Confidence: Based on the Teachings of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov and of His Student Rabbi Nossan of Breslov, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov