Faith in Oneself
Swami ji held faith in one's potential divinity as the sheet anchor of personality development. Faith in god came next only to faith in oneself. If one believes that ones' real nature is the spirit - not the body or the mind - one would be a better individual with strong character.
Think Positive thoughts - Swamiji decried, in no certain terms, weakness in human beings. Positive wholesome thoughts based on our inherent divinity are essential for strong character. Go on doing good, thinking wholy thoughts continuously, thats the only way to suppress base impressions. ..Character is repeated habits and repeated habits alone can form character. Further, according to Swamiji, the only sin is to think of oneself and others as weak.
Attitude towards Failures and Mistakes :
Swamiji advocated upholding the ideal once again even if person failed a thousand times. He appreciated committing mistakes and learning from them rather than leading an inert existence like a wall, which cannot even tell a lie.