Confidence can be built. It is for all of us to have, provided we have the courage to reach out and developed it within ourselves. Here are some quotes that can inspire, uplift and encourage you to be the best version of yourself. But to do that you need to have confidence that you can. You can. I know you can.
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“We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” Marianne Williamson
In this way confidence is not only an internal light, but a source of light for others. This is a place of living in love and abundance rather than fear and scarcity.
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“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?” Unknown
This world can batter you about. But you have such beauty and wisdom. You need to share that with those who need your light. Don’t be robbed or rob others. One of my all time favourite quotes is from Eleanor Roosevelt,
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“No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” Eleanor Roosevelt
So stop giving your consent and know how much you can make a positive difference in this world.
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“Self-confidence is more of an attitude – where you promise yourself – no matter how difficult a problem life throws at you – you will try as hard as you can to help yourself. You will acknowledge that sometimes, your efforts to help yourself – may not result in success, because often, being properly rewarded, is not in your control.” Rajendra Persaud.
Life is about what you get, but what you do, what you give of yourself. Sometimes you will be rewarded, sometimes not. Don’t take rewards for granted. Nor should rewards be the driver of your intentions to be the best you can be. Let the desire to be the best version of yourself come from deep within. That ought to be reward enough.
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“Confidence is not ‘they will like me’. Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.” Extramadness.com
Confidence is a place where we can embrace ourselves… flaws, strengths, weaknesses, beauty. It is a total package to be loved.
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“A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms.” Zen Shin
Often we think of a flower as being perfect. But it isn’t. It flourishes, withers, changes, just like us. It fulfills its purpose by revealing its beauty to be shared, just like we ought to be.
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“The quickest way to acquire self-confidence is to do exactly what you are afraid to do.” Anon
When we stretch beyond our comfort zone we enter the space of learning about ourselves in ways that expand who we are and how we are in this world. Nothing builds confidence more quickly.
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“Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.” Samuel Johnson
Great undertakings is never a smooth road. Self-confidence provides the fuel, the engine, even the driver to keep you moving forward when you have no other map to guide you. In truth your inner map is the truest compass.
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“Confidence comes naturally with success but, success comes only to those who are confident.” Unknown
Confidence is a form of towards success. This is because that confidence breeds a determination to succeed, it chooses to see obstacles along the way as simply challenges that will be overcome.
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“You have to believe in yourself when no one else does. That makes you a winner right there.” Venus Williams
We are responsible for our inner spirit. Believing in your purpose and in you is how you give life to your spirit and your spirit lives your purpose in this world. That purpose makes you a winner.
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“Be confident. Too many days are wasted comparing ourselves to others and wishing to be something we aren’t. Everybody has their own strengths and weaknesses and it is only when you accept everything you are – and aren’t – that you will truly succeed.” Unknown
We are guilty of eroding our own confidence when we compare ourselves to others. There will always be someone more intelligent, more beautiful, more athletic, more artistic, more musical and on and on. Let go comparing yourself to others and embrace all of who you are. You are amazing just as you are.
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“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
Action is enmeshed with confidence. You cannot build confidence without taking action. Any action is to be considered a success, because you will always have lessons to grow by.
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“When you have confidence, you can have a lot of fun. And when you have fun, you can do amazing things.” Joe Namath
Why is it we think that action is work? No, there is much fun to be had.
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“Confidence may not bring success but it gives power to face any challenge.” Unknown
Life is full of lessons. Often the most powerful ones comes from trying our hardest but not overcoming the challenge. As difficult as that can be at times, it builds us for success the next time around. Did someone once say, ‘living is not for the faint hearted?’
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“Confidence is contagious. Catch it. Spread it.” Unknown
Absolutely. Surround yourself with confident people and feel how you soar.
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“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” Sheryl Sandberg
It is all about you. No one can give you confidence. No one can take it away. You build it and you can demolish it. It is in your power to do with as you see fit.
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“Confidence isn’t walking into a room with your nose in the air, and thinking you are better than everyone else, it’s walking into a room and not having to compare yourself to anyone else in the first place.” The Success Makers
Knowing who you are and what your purpose is begins a relationship with success which in turn builds confidence.
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“Be humble in your confidence yet courageous in your character.” Melanie Koulouris
Confidence and courage work together.
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I am finishing with this quote because it simply and powerfully says it all.
“Self-confidence is the best outfit, rock it and own it.” Unknown
Share with us in the comment box below which quote resonated with you most, and why. I would love to learn with you.