Self confidence is a hot topic for psychologists, life coaches, spiritual leaders, and other influential and successful people because they know how important it is and they try to make us understand it as well. Without self-confidence, nothing would be achieved and we would never discover our potential.
Learn from his insightful quotes why you should value self-confidence and why you should work to become a confident person. It is a battle that is worth fighting because it can put you on the path to great accomplishments.
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. – Lao Tzu
Being at peace with yourself and having faith in your potential is the greatest weapon you can have in the world. Nobody can stop you from achieving your dreams if your value your self-confidence and protect it.
Noble and great. Courageous and determined. Faithful and fearless. That is who you are and who you have always been. And understanding it can change your life, because this knowledge carries a confidence that cannot be duplicated any other way. – Sheri L. Dew
The greatest challenge in life is to understand who we are and what we can become by putting together all our strengths and weaknesses. The process of self-discovery is necessary to build our confidence and confidence is the only armor we need in the world.
We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained. – Marie Curie
In some ways, self-confidence is the belief that we have unique gifts and that is our purpose to use those gifts to make the world a better place and to find our fulfillment and happiness in the way. Without this belief, we remain aimless.
With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world. – Dalai Lama
Confidence makes the difference between someone who always strives to find success and someone who accepts defeat. A healthy dose of self-confidence is like an engine who pushes us in the direction of our dreams and goals.
To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
To attain self-confidence, we must be absolutely convinced that it is our duty to remain authentic and true to ourselves, no matter what the world thinks about it. This is an accomplishment in itself and it is an important step towards many more accomplishments.
Whether you think you can or think you can’t, you are right. – Henry Ford
Our actions are dictated by our thoughts and whenever our thoughts are empowered by the belief that everything is possible, our actions take us further that we would have expected. All it takes is just a bit of confidence to set things in motion.
Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control. – Richard Kline
Such as we prepare for a trip, we need to prepare ourselves emotionally and mentally for any new challenge that we want to face. The only proper preparation is to work on our self-confidence because this is the only area over which we have power.
Believe you can and you’re halfway there. – Theodore Roosevelt
People would achieve so much more only if they would believe that it is possible for them to do so. Half the battle to success if being convinced that you deserve it and you can reach it. If you believe in yourself, you will find ways to make that come true.
To overcome fear is the quickest way to gain your self-confidence. – Roy T. Bennett
Some people have an innate self-confidence that nothing can destroy, but others struggle to find confidence within themselves. The good news is that confidence is something that can be developed by putting yourself out there and facing your fears. Each small victory will add a layer of strength to your self-confidence.
What the mind can conceive and believe, and the heart desire, you can achieve. – Norman Vincent Peale
The path to self-confidence is allowing ourselves to believe in the visions of our minds and the desires of our hearts and to let them guide us in the chaos of the world. Self-confidence is the expression of the powerful voice within us.
There can be no failure to a man who has not lost his courage, his character, his self-respect, or his self-confidence. He is still a King. – Orison Swett Marden
Self-confidence does not entail never having failed, but being able to keep trusting yourself even when you are defeated. Remaining confident and brave in face of adversities is the quality of a truly noble and powerful being.
Always be yourself and have faith in yourself. Do not go out and look for a successful personality and try to duplicate it. – Bruce Lee
Whenever we look around, we see successful people and we discover that we want to be like them. However, becoming successful does not mean emulating the personality or the path of someone else, but forging ahead your own authentic path.
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. – Barrie Davenport
Having low self-confidence is detrimental to all aspects of life, from how we act to how we feel. Fortunately, self-confidence is not something that we have or not, but something that we grow, sometimes with tiny steps. It takes patience and work but mastering self-confidence makes us unstoppable.
It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. – Oprah Winfrey
Confidence is probably the thing that makes us go out into the world, despite the risks and the fears, to seek adventures, challenges, and ways to grow as better people. Simply put, confidence means to unconsciously believe there is a path even if you don’t see it.
Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong. – Peter T. McIntyre
The best thing about being a confident, self-reliant person is that you are no longer afraid of making mistakes or being wrong. The fear of being wrong is what makes many people give up on things even before trying.
Confidence is a habit that can be developed by acting as if you already had the confidence you desire to have. – Brian Tracy
We reject anything that has the word “fake’ in it but oddly, fake self-confidence is at least half as good as true self-confidence. Acting self-confident can actually push you to learn the ways of real self-confidence.
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
Insecurity is a wall that stands between ourselves and our dreams. We always think of others as being way more confident than we are which in turn makes us more insecure. In reality, everyone has their insecurities just like ourselves. Remember that comparison is the death of self-confidence.
If you’re presenting yourself with confidence, you can pull off pretty much anything. – Katy Perry
All our lives, everyone highlights the importance of confidence. It is indeed true that confidence opens many doors that otherwise would never open for us. When you present yourself with confidence, the world has to acknowledge your uniqueness and your right to greatness.
Don’t let others put thoughts into your mind that takes away your self-confidence. – Katori Hall
Self-confidence gets easily eroded if you are not careful. The opinions of others can, intentionally or not, makes us doubt ourselves, even if we have no reason to do so. That is why self-confidence must be feed from within and not rely on the outside world.
Nothing builds self-esteem and self-confidence like accomplishment. – Thomas Carlyle
Every accomplishment is another fortifying block that builds our self-esteem and self-confidence. Having a history of success is the most solid proof that we have the qualities and skills necessary to be successful again and again.
For one thing, you need a lot of self-confidence to be on the top of your field. There are times probably where I appear to be over-confident or arrogant. It’s really in the eye of the beholder. – Chevy Chase
There is a very fine line between healthy self-confidence and arrogance and some people might confuse the two. Succesful people know that self-confidence is their top weapon for staying on top of their fields. Others might misjudge their confidence, but it is better to be overly confident that have no confidence at all.
It is only necessary to have courage, for strength without self-confidence is useless. – Giacomo Casanova
Potential without self-confidence and courage will remain just potential and nothing more. There is a long path between potential and self-realization, and it takes courage and confidence to walk it.
I don’t have an extraordinary degree of self-confidence, but I know the gift I have been given from God, and I try to share it with as many people as possible. – Andrea Bocelli
Self-confidence has many degrees and takes on many shapes. Some people might not see themselves as self-confident, but they still have a strong belief that they have a gift that they must share with the world. This is just confidence in disguise.
Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. – Lucille Ball
Gaining self-confidence is not an easy process but if we start with an optimistic outlook and we force ourselves to engage in meaningful action, self-confidence becomes our silent but powerful companion.
Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit. – E.E. Cummings
All that is great about the human spirit is hidden within us and only by interacting with the world in meaningful ways we can reveal it. By believing in ourselves, we accept any risks, knowing that the things we gain are invaluable.
If you really put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. – Unknown
As harsh as it sounds, the world is not concerned with making us feel good about ourselves. If we don’t value who we are, the world will not do it as well. We need to know our value and to let the world know it.
Self-confidence is the memory of success. – David Storey
We could say that self-confidence is our minds’ way of reminding us that we faced risks in the past and we won and that it is possible to do the same again. The memory of our success is the foundation of our confidence and the motivation to strive for new and greater things.
Life is ten percent what you experience and ninety percent how you respond to it. – Dorothy M. Neddermeyer
We often confuse reality with perception, forgetting that all we experience in life is a subjective impression. The way we respond to an experience is what defines the way we relate to our lives. That is why self-confidence is crucial. It is a lens that let’s us feel powerful over what we experience and how we feel about it.
One important key to success is self-confidence. An important key to self-confidence is preparation. – Arthur Ashe
Success happens when we are prepared for it because if we don’t prepare, we might pass by an opportunity of success without seeing it. However, the mindset of a self-confident person is that you must be always on guard and ready to act because opportunities are everywhere.
Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing. – Theodore Roosevelt
The hard and painful way to self-confidence is bringing all our fears to the surface and working against them. By facing our fears, we test our strength and our courage. Unknowingly, we discover the source of confidence.
Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well too. – David Storey
The key thing we must know about self-confidence is that it follows the snowball effect, which means that starting from something little we can easily work to a bigger thing. We need to revel on our small accomplishments knowing that with persistence, they will lead us to amazing things.