There is a saying: "God helps those who help themselves." Self-help is the best help. It is a heroic virtue. It gives us the spirit of self confidence and strength of mind. God has given us physical strength and intelligence enough to live a healthy life. So we should properly use these two important qualities in order to build up our life. Life itself has to be adequately planned beforehand.
Energy and strength have to be drawn to give it a proper shape. Strength is power in inherent elements found in a person. Now one has to utilise it properly by helping oneself.
No outside help can help one in a better way than one's own help. A person has to be alert, diligent thoughtful and disciplined enough to work out a successful plan of his own life. And the success is his.
It is also said, "Failures are the pillars of success" that means, experiences gained through repeated failures teach a faithful aspirant the way to success. So the person should not feel dispirited at his failures.
He should try again and again to reach his goal. His determination and perseverance will lead him to his goal today or tomorrow. And it is possible only by the spirit of self-help. Self-help makes a person perfect, ideal and confident in his life.