This is the advice that Polonius gave to Laertes: “This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Shakespeare unearthed a profoundly simple yet simply profound formula for success.
When was the last time that you performed a despicable act but because no one knew about it you just thought well it was cool? You remember buying that piece of cheap clothing which made you look like a respectable scarecrow but you said to yourself, “that after all no one sees it”. Nobody may see it or say anything but the disservice that you do yourself is greater than you can contemplate.
If you want to be truly successful, start by learning the most important lesson of being true not to anyone else first but to yourself. Set for yourself noble goals and fulfill them. That alone will place you on the path to success and you can be able to trust yourself. Remember what John Milton said, He who reigns within himself and rules his passions, desires and fears lives more than a king