“Faith is permitting ourselves to be seized by the things we do not see.” – Martin Luther
Even though we possess the knowledge, experience and capability in our profession, sometimes our confidence will be shaken. During such a time, if we are not able to maintain “mental cool,” outcome will be disastrous. One of the ways to calm our mind would be faith in divine power and surrendering.
For instance, recently I was called for speaking in a forum. Even though the topic was very close to my heart and preparation was good, somehow the new forum, environment and the senior experts sitting on the dais made me inferior, eventually I was losing my confidence. I knew in a few minutes, I need to deliver my speech and no way I can escape the situation and in the back of my mind, I was losing all the confidence and the contents of the speech. At that moment, it was very difficult to boost the confidence with our intellectual learnings and techniques.
The only option I had was to surrender to divine power. I was telling myself “I have not tried this speaking opportunity as it comes to me as divine wish. If it gets to me as divine’s wish, how come divine make me to fail in this? Even if I fail, that is the divine’s wish to gain experience out of this.Surely things will turn out favors in any way.” Within a few minutes, I was called and surprised my speech came out more powerful and content made positive impacts as I received a positive response from the people.
The point I am asserting here is that be faith in yourself, if not, be faith on divine and surrender ,that will make you calm and life will be good whatever happens!