Are You Confident?
Self-confidence: That feeling that we know we can do it, that we have the ability, that we can reach higher and achieve our goals.
To some, confidence feels like a fleeting illusion, a mirage in the desert of dreams. Others learn to tap into confidence like a radiating power.
Don’t mistake confidence for arrogance. Arrogance is destructive, false, and breeds a negative response.
Confidence is something entirely different, armor for everyday battles.
Here are some quotes on confidence to arm you for the day ahead:
“You are the only person on earth who can use your ability.” –Zig Ziglar
“The man of genius inspires us with a boundless confidence in our own powers.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“I found I was more confident when I stopped trying to be someone else’s definition of beautiful and started being my own.” –Remington Miller
“What could we accomplish if we knew we could not fail?” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” –Hellen Keller
“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” –Ayn Rand
“If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator.” –Tim Fargo
“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” –Lucille Ball
“Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in the doing.” –Theodore Roosevelt
“You have no control over other people’s taste, so focus on staying true to your own.” –Tim Gunn
“Confidence comes with maturity, being more accepting of yourself.” -Nicole Scherzinger
“Confidence comes not from always being right but from not fearing to be wrong.” -Peter T. Mcintyre
“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.” –Unknown
“With confidence, you have won before you have started.” –Marcus Garvey
“Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” –Melanie Koulouris
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” –Dalai Lama
“All you need in this life is ignorance and confidence, and then success is sure.” -Mark Twain
“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
“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the face.” –Helen Keller
“Just believe in yourself. Even if you don’t, pretend that you do and, at some point, you will.” –Venus Williams
“I’ve had confidence in myself all along. It was just a matter of getting the pieces back in place.” -Dale Earnhardt
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Don’t waste your energy trying to change opinions … do your thing, and don’t care if they like it.” -Tina Fey
“He who closes his ears to the views of others shows little confidence in the integrity of his own views.” -William Congreve
“You wouldn’t worry so much about what others think of you if you realized how seldom they do.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
“Fear stifles our thinking and actions. It creates indecisiveness that results in stagnation. I have known talented people who procrastinate indefinitely rather than risk failure. Lost opportunities cause erosion of confidence, and the downward spiral begins.” -Charles Stanley
“The circulation of confidence is better than the circulation of money.” -James Madison
“Once we believe in ourselves, we can risk curiosity, wonder, spontaneous delight, or any experience that reveals the human spirit.” -E.E. Cummings