You see it’s all a matter of perception! The mere belief alone in one’s abilities and power to achieve is sufficient to unlock a person’s inner potential and reveal hidden talents. Believing in yourself gives you the self confidence you need to succeed and achieve in your endeavors. But in order to feel secure with yourself, you must be secure in your relationship with G-d; the two go hand-in-hand; your very self-image is a reflection of your concept of G-d. When you are thoroughly convinced and trust that every event and outcome is solely determined by G-d – and by no other, you become secure enough with yourself to take the risks necessary to achieve all that you were meant to accomplish in life.
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