“Self-confidence is a superpower. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening.” – Unknown
During a conversation this week, it got to be glaringly obvious that my confidence is dangerously low. It’s not that I don’t have any confidence. But I can tell that it’s far below where it needs to be. So, it’s time to remind myself of where I’ve come from and who I am.
I can look back over my life and see what my accomplishments have been. I’ve had fun. I’ve laughed. I’ve cried. I’ve connected. I’ve loved and been loved. I’ve expressed myself in wonderfully poetic ways. I’ve been the life of the party.
I’ve been responsible. I’ve taken care of myself. I’ve suffered losses and been able to keep on going. I’ve looked on the bright side. I’ve learned lessons from painful circumstances and from enjoyable times as well.
I’ve been a leader. I’ve inspired others. I’ve been strong for myself and for others. There have been times when I’ve gotten to see myself clearly as a man and not as a boy. Now and then my inner self shines through. That’s when I’ve been a confident man instead of a scared boy.
I write because writing is something I’m good at, and I get to speak uninterrupted. Here are quotes to draw out the confidence in you and in me.
Happiness and Confidence Go Together
“Happiness is a choice, not a result. Nothing will make you happy until you choose to be happy. No person will make you happy unless you decide to be happy. Your happiness will not come to you. It can only come from you.” – Ralph Marston
If somebody had told me this decades ago, I don’t think I would have believed them. I’m stubborn like that. I ended up learning the long and difficult way. It’s true though. My own happiness is up to me and no one else.
“Self respect, self worth, and self love all start with self. Stop looking outside of yourself for your value.” – Rob Liano
I’ve been thinking over something similiar lately. I’ve been remembering some extremely embarrassing times in my life where I thought that I could find value in anyone else except for me. As if only others had value. That’s how skewed my thinking has been. I am the source of my own value. And that felt powerful to admit that right now.
I am the source of my own value. That is a very powerful statement right there.
I remember who I am. I am the source of my own value.
I win because I am. I focus on my confidence, and I do believe in myself.
“Believe in yourself! Have faith in your abilities! Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your own powers, you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
I remember being described as having a quiet confidence.
“I am happy. I am beautiful. I am healthy. I am strong. I love my body. I attract positivity. I attract opportunity. I attract love. I am kind. I am smart. I am confident. I am successful. I am worthy of all the blessings coming my way.”
What Is Confidence?
Essentially, confidence is belief. Another word that can be used to describe confidence is trust. So, confidence is a belief or trust. Confidence sure comes in handy. And others have their own way of stating what confidence is.
“Confidence is your reward for overcoming fear.”
“Confidence is preparation. Everything else is beyond your control.” – Richard Kline
“Confidence is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it gets.”
“Confidence is not “They will like me.” Confidence is “I’ll be fine if they don’t.”” – Christina Grimme
“Confidence isn’t walking into a room thinking you are better than everyone. It’s walking in not having to compare yourself to anyone at all.”
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest achievement.”
“I am who I am. Not who you think I am. Not who you want me to be. I am me.” – Brigitte Nicole
“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.”
Confidence provides a freedom for increased productivity and increased enjoyment of life. What does that look like?
What Can You Do With Confidence?
“Confidence comes naturally with success, but success comes only to those who are confident ”
“Put all excuses aside and remember this: You are capable.” – Zig Ziglar
“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
“With realization of one’s own potential and self-confidence in one’s ability, one can build a better world.” – Dalai Lama
“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
Yes, self-confidence is having a healthy view of oneself. And that provides an excellent foundation to build on…
Confidence Leads to Greater Things
“Self-confidence is the first requisite for great undertakings.” – Samuel Johnson
“As long as you keep going, you’ll keep getting better. And as you get better, you gain more confidence. That alone is success.” – Tamara Taylor
“When you start living the life of your dreams, there will always be obstacles, doubters, mistakes, and setbacks along the way. But with hard work, perseverance, and self-belief, there is no limit to what you can achieve.” – Roy T. Bennett
“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
“Have confidence that if you have done a little thing well, you can do a bigger thing well, too.” – David Storey
“… You have been faithful with a few things. I will put you in charge of many things. …” – Matthew 25:21
“Believe you can, and you’re halfway there.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. Nothing can be done without hope and confidence.” – Helen Keller
“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?”
“With confidence, you have won before you have started.”
Confidence is maintained with remembering who I am and who you are.
“When you feel worthless, remember you were once the quickest sperm cell.” – Unknown
“When you doubt your power, you give power to your doubt.”
“Stop beating yourself up. You are a work in progress, which means you get there a little at a time, not all at once.”
“Action is a high road to self-confidence and self-esteem.” – Bruce Lee
“Nothing can dim the light that shines from within.” – Maya Angelou
“It’s not who you think you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not.” – Unknown
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