How to Build Self-Confidence

How to overcome our fear of failure.

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Comments (10)

(6) Anonymous, July 4, 2019 3:57 PM

It’s nice to get noticed.

Actually, I think it’s better to get noticed than ignored.I’ve heard the comment that “Nobody cares” and there’s a lot of truth in that.

Tzvi Sytner, July 5, 2019 10:54 AM

Yes, But...

It is nice to get noticed, but ideally we need to generate that feeling from within, not from without.

(5) Anonymous, July 4, 2019 5:05 AM

Amazing. To put into actualization a different story. To realize our purpose in life, very difficult for some and scary where do I begin? Have it in me but commitment to start and see it through daunting.

If you have more clips from this speaker even longer lectures, would be interested.

Anonymous, July 5, 2019 10:55 AM

thank you!

Thank you for watching, and for your feedback!

(4) Klaudya, July 4, 2019 4:43 AM


Thank you Rabbi Sytner !
you got me inspired to do something I was postponing...

Anonymous, July 5, 2019 10:56 AM

Thank you!

Hi Klaudya,
I'm so glad to hear, go for it! (and keep us posted on how it goes!)

(3) Anonymous, July 3, 2019 2:53 AM

Already failed

If you have already tried and failed, it's hard to try again.

Anonymous, July 5, 2019 10:57 AM


You are correct. "if at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again"...its true, but i agree, its not easy. But then again, what's the alternative? settle for mediocrity? Stay down in the dust?
Have a great week!

(2) londonmale, July 2, 2019 4:57 PM

Business Advice

Whilst I agree that others' opinions on validation are superficial, starting a business is about so much more than confidence.

Seeking the advice of others is have to know that you business plan makes sense, that you have enough funding to see you through the starting period when sales might be very low.

And you have to know if your logistics make sense.

Definitely seek advice from experienced business people and others in your field of business.

Do not recklessly start a business with a sense of confidence which is not based on anything.

(1) Dvirah, June 30, 2019 11:23 AM

The Least of It

Who cares what people think? The dangers of failing a business are far more real and practical than just "what people think". One can end up with horrendous debt and no way to pay or support oneself or one's family. And no credit rating...which perhaps is related to how the credit companies perceive us, at that.
The point is that while we need not let fear hold us back, we do need not to ignore our fears but rather to use our fears constructively in considering what might go wrong and plan for contingencies.
Like all emotions, we are given the capacity to fear for a purpose. But we do need to distinguish between realistic fears and egotistical fears.


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