Faith in your vision and potential to reach your goal strengthens self-confidence. This is the essence, as seen by some great teachers, of the stories of our ancient scriptures. For example, Gajendra Moksham is one such. It is part of Bhagavatam, composed by Potanna. Gajendra, the elephant, who is caught by the crocidile, urges Lord Vishnu for help. Help comes, not when Gajendra is in doubt of God's existence, but at the end when he surrenders completely to the All Mighty, with full faith. Akella Raghavendra is coach for IAS aspirants and a motivational speaker.