Self confidence is one of the most essential traits a person can embrace in their every days lives. Confidence means believing in yourself. It’s what will help you conquer fear and overcome doubt. This all sounds great, doesn’t it?
It’s too bad we can’t just run to the store and buy a great big case of confidence boosting soda. You see, as beneficial as it is, self confidence is a quickly diminishing resource in our society. We’re plagued by thoughts and notions of insecurity. We’re bombarded by messages of not being enough, of needing to change. We’re told, over and over again, that we’re lacking, that we are terribly flawed. That’s not true.
Those messages, as popular as they are, aren’t helpful. If we’re going to reach our goals, if we’re going to be the best people we can be and start living the life we most want, we have to find ways increase our self confidence, our self esteem, our self worth.
Quotes are always a great place to start. They’re short and sweet little bite sized thought. The bad news is, this isn’t something we can change over night, it’s going to take weeks or months of hard work to truly realize that we’re good, worthy, and valuable just as we are.
The good news though, you’ve come to the right place. You can take those first few steps right now. Just a few words can have a huge impact on your day, maybe even your life. I’ve made a list of some of my favorite self confidence boosting quotes. I hope you enjoy them.
Self Confidence Quotes
I’m not interested in competing with anyone.
I hope we all make it.
The hardest step she ever took was to blindly trust in who she was.
It’s okay to be scared. Being scared means you’re about to do something really brave.
Stop thinking so much.
You’re breaking your own heart.
The less you talk, the more people think about your words.
You can totally do this.
Confidence is not they will like me. Confidence is I’ll be fine if they don’t.
The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.
Nothing holds you back more than your own insecurities.
Try. Otherwise you’ll never know.
Authenticity is the daily practice of letting go of who we thing we’re supposed to be and embracing who we are.
You owe yourself the love you so freely give to other people.
I used to walk into a room full of people and wonder if they liked me.
Now I look around and wonder if I like them.
Trust the wait. Embrace the uncertainty. Enjoy the beauty of becoming.
Once upon a time, you were a little girl with big dreams. Make them real, don’t disappoint yourself.
You alone are enough. You have nothing to prove to anybody.
Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.
Own who you are.
Sometimes the people around you won’t understand your journey. They don’t need to, it’s not for them.
Be gentle with yourself, you’re doing the best you can.
If you wouldn’t say it to a friend, don’t say it to yourself.
Self confidence is the most attractive quality a person can have. How can anyone see how great you are if you can’t see it yourself?
Do not chase people. Work hard and be you. The people who belong in your life will come and stay. Do your thing.
I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.
Don’t carry your mistakes around with you. Instead, place them under your feet and use them as stepping-stones.
Don’t underestimate me. I know more than I say, think more than I speak, and notice more than you realize.
The child you used to be could have the key to the lock you’re looking at now.
Be clear on how you want to be treated.
Know your worth.
True confidence has no room for jealousy and envy. When you know you are great, you have no reason to hate.
Never look back with regret, only forward with enthusiasm.
Daring to set boundaries is about having to courage to love ourselves, even when we risk disappointing others.
Your happiness is worth too much to be put in the hands of another person.
It’s not your job to convince anyone of your worth. You were born worthy. Period.
We get so worried about being “pretty”. Let’s be pretty kind, pretty funny, pretty smart, and pretty strong.
No matter how you feel: get up, dress up, show up, and NEVER give up.
I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.
Inhale courage, exhale fear.
A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not in the branch but in her own ability to fly. Always believe in yourself.
Self love is the greatest middle finger of all time.
No one is you, and that is your super power.
No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.
Rejection isn’t a measure of your worth.
Be yourself, no one can say you’re doing it wrong.
Never trade respect for attention.
Get out of your own way.
A person is unstoppable once they realize they deserve better.
Then one day, everything fell into place because I finally decided to be okay with being me.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have.
You are brave than you think, more talented than you know, and capable of more than you imagine.
Prove yourself to yourself, not others.
Loving yourself isn’t vanity. It’s sanity.
You need you more than you need them. Trust me.
Your body hears everything your mind says.
You carry so much love in your heart. Give some to yourself.
Imagine if we obsessed over the things we love about ourselves.
You can’t change what has already happened, so don’t waste your time thinking about it. Move on, let go, and get over it.
The strongest factor for success is self-esteem: believing you can do it, believing you deserve it, and believing you will get it.
One day you will thank yourself for never giving up.
Forget all the reasons why it won’t work and believe the one reason why it will!
Self worth is essential to your happiness. If you don’t feel good about you, it’s hard to feel good about anything else.
I believe in myself. I deserve to accomplish my goals.
Do it for you. Not for them.
You can admire someone else’s beauty without questioning your own.
Enjoy the little things. One day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
In a world that profits from your self-doubt, liking yourself is a rebellious act.
Stop saying ‘I wish’ and start saying ‘I will’.
People who repeatedly attack your confidence and self-esteem are quite aware of your potential even if you are not.
Positivity, confidence, and persistence are key in life, so never give up on yourself.
Show up in every single moment like you’re meant to be there.
People will love you, people will hate you and none of it will have anything to do with you.
Nothing is final. Change is always possible if you have the courage to make it happen.
Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat.
I am strong, I am beautiful. I am enough.
Practice like you’ve never won. Perform like you’ve never lost.
Two steps forward and one step back beats no steps forward at all.
My walls went up, as my confidence went down.
Life is short. If there was ever a moment to follow your passion and do something that matters to you, that moment is now.
People who shine from within don’t need the spotlight.
Open ever door. At least then you have a choice. Closed doors lead nowhere.
Your smile is your logo, your personality is your business card, how you leave other feeling after an experience with you becomes your trademark.
How others see you is not important. How you see yourself means everything.
I don’t need you to believe in me. I believe in me.
Be the best version of you.
When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.
Just be yourself. Let people see the real, imperfect, flawed, quirky, weird, beautiful, magical person you are.
Beauty begins the moment you decide yo be yourself.
I forget how to love myself some days, but I keep trying and that alone is a victory.
Don’t ignore your own potential.
It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself and to make your happiness a priority. It’s a necessity.
If you get tired. Learn to rest, not quit.
You’re strong enough to face it all. Even if it doesn’t feel like it right now.
Confidence is important. I’m sure I could spend a full month discussing all the reasons why it’s important to believe in yourself. I could probably spend another month discussing practical ways to build your self confidence. At this point, I’m not going to do that.
But, I would love to know what are some of your favorite self confidence boosting quotes? What do you tell yourself when you’re feeling down?
Find some practical tips for building your self confidence here.