Believing in yourself is not an exercise in stroking your ego. Believing in your ideas is not about being uncritical or avoiding the sometimes painful process of self-reflection. Instead, believing in yourself is about believing in your core values, about the things that make your life meaningful. Together, these values form a central purpose in your life. They guide the decisions you make about what to do or not to do. – From my soon to be released book on Leadership, Values and Purpose.