In their pursuit of happiness and success, people often forget that confidence is the main engine that sets us into motion. Without confidence, we find ourselves also lacking courage, motivation, and hope. The good news is that confidence is something each of us can attain when we start to pay attention to our attitude and behavior. Not all of us have innate confidence, but that is ok because confidence can be learned.
These confidence inspiring quotes will push you to find the path to success. Check them out.
1. On the Power of Confidence
It is confidence in our bodies, minds and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. ~ Oprah
Confidence is important because it functions as a motivation to go out into the world and test our potential. Without this initial impulse of confidence, we would never dare to leave our comfort zone and adventure into the unknown, searching for possibilities and chances.
2. On Making Mistakes
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. ~ Peter T. Mcintyre
Success is a matter of trial and error. To be able to grow into a successful person, we must accept that there will be moments in which we might fail or make a mistake. Despite this risk, we need to stay confident and continue our journey with the knowledge that the for the next step we will be better prepared.
3. On Self-Confidence
True beauty is the flame of self-confidence that shines from the inside out. ~ Barrie Davenport
Confidence pervades our entire demeanor, even if we don’t realize it. It is something we communicate through our speech, gestures, or posture. People recognize confidence and respond positively to it, yet they also know that real confidence is something that shines from within. Inner confidence is a sort of aura that accompanies a person and makes it look beautiful and inspiring.
4. On Achieving Your Dreams
Go confidently in the direction of your dreams and live the life you have imagined. ~ Henry David Thoreau
It takes a lot of courage to pursue the life of our dreams because we rarely have full control over our circumstances. The great thing is that when we find the confidence to go after the things we want we learn that with a bit of confidence and creativity we can manipulate circumstances in our favor.
5. On Optimism and Success
Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence. ~ Helen Keller
Confidence is the ingredient that transforms potential into success. It triggers in us the hope for something greater and it pushes us to try to surpass our limits, striving towards intelligent action and achievement. Confidence makes a great team with hope and optimism, and it is essential in our battle against the status quo.
6. On Winning
With confidence, you have won before you have started. ~ Marcus Garvey
Confidence is actually more important than success in making a difference between a person who feels fulfilled and hopeful about the future and a person who is afraid of action and change. Once we become confident of who we are and what we can achieve, we have already won one of the most important battles in life.
7. On Having Fun
When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things. ~ Joe Namath
Confident people like to go out into the world to try new things and have new experiences. They enjoy the unknown and they strive in spontaneity. They don’t take themselves too seriously and know how to have fun at every moment. Confidence makes people open to possibilities and opportunities.
8. On Inner Beauty
I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being. ~ Hafiz
Confidence is a matter of self-respect and self-love which come from deep within ourselves. It is a matter of acknowledging the beauty and uniqueness of our inner light. While the world might walk us through all kinds of difficulties, that inner light always gives us confidence that, in the end, we lived a meaningful life.
9. On Self-Respect
Always act like you’re wearing an invisible crown. ~ Unknown
Confidence is not something incidental or which manifests randomly. It is an inner power that influences who we are, how we act, and how people perceive us. Our level of confidence communicates to others how much respect we have for ourselves. A confident person knows how to have a good presence.
10. On Attitude
We either make ourselves miserable, or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same. ~ Carlos Castaneda
Our perception of life is heavily influenced by our own attitude towards life. As confidence is linked with attitude, confident people know that to have the right attitude is more important for success than relying on luck or circumstance. Being confident takes a lot of mental work, but so does being unhappy.
11. On Believing in Yourself
Believe in yourself and there will come a day when others will have no choice but to believe with you. ~ Cynthia Kersey
Belief is something very intriguing because it seems to be contagious. It spreads easily from person to person and unites people under a common idea, view, or opinion. Fortunately, this is helpful in finding support and understanding from others by giving them reasons to believe in us. If we believe in ourselves, we can convince them to do the same.
12. On Perception
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. ~ Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
Reality is the meeting between perception, senses, and experience. To get a good grip on our world, we must learn to refine our perception, adapt our attitude, and explore through experiences. This is possible only when we become confident of who we are and what is our purpose. Confidence enables the right attitude and the right response to life.
13. On Being Ready
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. ~ Arthur Ashe
When we prepare ourselves mentally and emotionally to deal with any of life’s idiosyncrasies, we get a sense of control over what happens to us, which makes us feel comfortable and hopeful. This is actually the secret of self-confidence. Being ready for anything, yet hoping for the best is a sign of a powerful and unbeatable confidence.
14. On Originality and Courage
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Society likes to mold everyone into the same pattern to increase efficiency and maintain equilibrium. It takes a lot of confidence to resist this uniformization. Yet, if we believe in ourselves and act with confidence, we find within us the power to defend our authenticity and our uniqueness.
15. On Acceptance
The courage to be is the courage to accept oneself, in spite of being unacceptable. ~ Paul Tillich
Life tests us from time to time with some problem or difficulty. Real confidence, however, resists proudly against such tests. Moreover, real confidence protects us from our own false preconceptions. Being confident means living a life of dignity and acceptance, where we have the courage to admit and to fight against the unacceptable.
16. On Self-Esteem
Talk to yourself like you would to someone you love. ~ Brene Brown
We are taught to be compassionate and empathetic, yet no one teaches us that first of all, we should love ourselves. Self-love gives us courage and confidence. Only after we learn self-love we become able to reach out to others for love. Even though love can prove transient, self-love remains our greatest support system at all times.
17. On Strength
A successful person is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him or her. ~ David Brinkley
Whenever we act in the world, trying to impose change and progress, we attract attention, and with attention comes criticism and even hate. Part of being a successful person is having the confidence to turn negative feedback into a motivation to work harder and better.
18. On Possibilities
Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage. ~ Anaïs Nin
All of us define life by personal experience and perception, setting a structure to our understanding. However, structure implies limits. Life does not know about limits. It is unpredictable, ever-changing and constantly evolving in all directions. When we learn to accept this truth, we realize that we too have to move with courage and confidence in this space of infinite possibilities.
19. On Surpassing Your Limits
It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves. ~ Edmund Hillary
For centuries, people have conquered oceans, mountains, and now space, not because they are fighting against nature but because they try to fight their own limitations. We choose battles according to our courage, and even though some of these battles seem impossible, our confidence takes us far and beyond our imagination.
20. On Power
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. ~ Richard Kline
Our lives are a series of events, yet it is difficult to measure how much control we actually have upon them or how many of these events were based on luck or chance. Our only weapon against life’s unpredictability is the confidence to go through the unknown. Knowledge and preparation enforce this confidence.
21. On Insecurity and Value
Your value is the product of your thoughts. Do not miscalculate your worth by multiplying your insecurities. ~ Dodinsky
Our minds create the image of the self, yet we fail to recognize their power. We are who we think we are, but thoughts are not stable or lasting. We can change our thoughts and by doing this we change our perception of self. It is up to us to decide what image we want to create about ourselves.
22. On Limits
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~ Thomas Edison
Many people have talents that they don’t discover because they never try to do new things. Wasted potential is a saddening thing, and it is mostly caused by a lack of confidence. Confidence means daring to do something. It is impossible to predict the amazing things we could achieve if we dared to try.
23. On Doubt
If you are going to doubt something, doubt your limits. ~ Don Ward
Doubt is a negative element that disturbs our thinking processes. It debilitates us and makes us victims of our own insecurity. The only doubt that does not harm us is the doubt that dissolves our preconceptions, meaning the doubt that crushes our limits.
24. On the Beauty of Confidence
The most beautiful thing you can wear is confidence. ~ Blake Lively
Beauty and style are important, but if they are not backed up by a confident attitude, they slip into the background. Confidence is the only thing that can make us shine in a natural and endearing way.
25. On Creating Confidence
Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. ~ Brian Tracy
We are not all naturally confident, but all of us can learn. The best trick for learning how to be confident is pretending to have the confidence that we lack. It is efficient because it gives us a natural boost and removes some of the pressure we feel when acting.
26. On Trust and Awareness
As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live. ~ Goethe
Confidence is a great trait for anyone to have, but it is truly productive when we trust our choices and decisions. The trust in our instincts and intuition gives us the peace of mind that we live a meaningful life, according to our inner compass.
27. On Fear
Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
The opposite of confidence is fear and insecurity. Fear has killed many dreams and plans, often unreasonably so, yet people still remain at its mercy. Conquering our fears should be our main fight in life. Only then we can find the confidence to hope of achievement.
28. On Preparation
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. ~ Louisa May Alcott
Most of us are fearful and insecure because we often face unknown and unpredictable situations that leave us confused. Being confident does not mean being oblivious to danger or reckless. Confidence demands knowledge, preparation, and skill.
29. On Honesty
Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind. ~ Bernard M. Baruch
One of our greatest fears is being judged or excluded from our groups. This fear makes us hide or mutilate who we are so we can fit in, but it is a sad and ineffective solution. To find great people we must be confident and sure of who we are. Great people will appreciate us for it.
30. On Making Your Own Fate
I do not believe in taking the right decision, I take a decision and make it right. ~ Muhammad Ali Jinnah
A confident person knows that we cannot have total control over our decisions. However, a confident person also knows how to make the most of any circumstances. Confidence is a key that opens the gate to creativity and resourcefulness.
31. On the Power of Belief
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. ~ Theodore Roosevelt
A belief is the most powerful motivator in the world. It gives us courage and confidence to fight against all adversities. Having a powerful belief is like having a protective shield. That is why when we believe in ourselves we become unstoppable.
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