We all have moments when we feel like the world is against us and we need something to keep us going. For some, this comes from their own self-confidence. They know they are capable of anything because they believe in themselves and their abilities. This kind of positive mindset can be the difference between success and failure for a person who has it.
For those who lack self-confidence, there may come times when they don’t believe in themselves or think anyone else does either. When this happens, it’s hard not to give up on things even if you’ve been working hard at them for some time or if you’re just feeling down about yourself in general.
Why is self confidence so important?
Self-confidence is so important – especially when trying to achieve big goals in life. It’s about believing in yourself as you are, your abilities and your potential. But it can be a hard-personal strength to build up. It might be a past (real or perceived) failure or it could be to do with ‘nature and nurture’.
It’s no secret that when we feel confident in ourselves, it shows. People are more likely to trust you or be open to your opinions because they believe the things you say can help them. Our social interactions improve as well since people tend to gravitate toward those who have a good sense of themselves and show confidence on an outward level. We also do better in school and our careers if we’re able to walk into meetings feeling like anything is possible for us instead of defeated by our own thoughts about what might happen.
The good news is that building up your self-confidence is possible. And quotes about self-confidence can certainly help.
Motivational Quotes For Self-Confidence
It’s easy to see things from our own points of view. Again, and again. Sometimes this is advantageous for us. Sometimes it’s not.
Powerful quotes can provide a different perspective than our own and open our minds to new, more positive and helpful thoughts on the topic.
“Because one believes in oneself, one doesn’t try to convince others. Because one is content with oneself, one doesn’t need others’ approval. Because one accepts oneself, the whole world accepts him or her.”
“Low self-confidence isn’t a life sentence. Self-confidence can be learned, practiced, and mastered–just like any other skill. Once you master it, everything in your life will change for the better.”
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit”
“Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.”
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.”
“Confidence is when you believe in yourself and your abilities, arrogance is when you think you are better than others and act accordingly.”
“The way to develop self-confidence is to do the thing you fear and get a record of successful experiences behind you.”
William Jennings Bryan
“Believe you can and you’re halfway there.”
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions..Do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.”
“If we all did the things, we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
Thomas Alva Edison
Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have.
“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too.”
“Doubt kills more dreams than failure ever will.”
“Why should we worry about what others think of us, do we have more confidence in their opinions than we do our own?”
“Always remember you are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”
“We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be?”
I had to grow to love my body. I did not have a good self-image at first. Finally, it occurred to me, I’m either going to love me or hate me. And I chose to love myself. Then everything kind of sprung from there. Things that I thought weren’t attractive became sexy. Confidence makes you sexy.”
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.”
Peter T. Mcintyre
“Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence.”
“A great figure or physique is nice, but it’s self-confidence that makes someone really sexy.”
Vivica A. Fox
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.”
“If you are insecure, guess what? The rest of the world is, too. Do not overestimate the competition and underestimate yourself. You are better than you think.”
T. Harv Eker
Related: Self-Inspirational Quotes
“To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence.”
Roy T. Bennett
“Argue for your limitations and, sure enough, they’re yours.”
“Success is most often achieved by those who don’t know that failure is inevitable.”
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do, and, at some point, you will.”
“If you hear a voice within you say, ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced.”
Vincent Van Gogh
“Self-esteem should not be confused with self-confidence. Self-confidence is believing in your competence and your ability to do something, whereas self-esteem is believing in your goodness.”
“If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything.”
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.”
“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?”
“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
J. M. Barrie
“Calm mind brings inner strength and self-confidence, so that’s very important for good health.”
“Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right.”
“Giving people self-confidence is by far the most important thing that I can do. Because then they will act.”
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.”
“If I have lost confidence in myself, I have the universe against me.” Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” Helen Keller
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers you cannot be successful or happy.” Norman Vincent Peale
“Inaction breeds doubt and fear. Action breeds confidence and courage. If you want to conquer fear, do not sit home and think about it. Go out and get busy.” Dale Carnegie
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” Mark Twain
“Don’t back down just to keep the peace. Standing up for your beliefs builds self-confidence and self-esteem.” Oprah Winfrey
Thoughts On Self Confidence
In addition to reading the above inspiring quotes about confidence, it’s also important to consider action steps you can take to improve your confidence right now. Some great ways to do this are:
- carefully paying attention to your self talk,
- acting ‘as if’,
- developing a growth mindset approach to life,
- being prepared and organized,
- live intentionally,
- practicing self love.