Confidence Boosting Quotes From 15 Top Personal Development Bloggers

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How are you feeling today my friend?

Are you ready to seize the day and take on the world?

Are you filled with confidence and eager to share your ideas, start a new project, or take on a challenge?

How often do you wake up feeling this way?

Sometimes it seems self-confidence is a butterfly, and we have to wait until it lands on our shoulder before we can experience it. Some days we wake up and it's there, fanning us in the face with its golden wings. Other days (more often than we'd like to admit), it eludes us completely. It's a mercurial feeling that sweeps in and out without warning, a feeling over which we have little control. Or is it?

Especially on those low-confidence days, we believe we have little control over our feelings of empowerment, self-reliance, or motivation. We're overwhelmed with feelings of self-doubt, fear, or confusion about how to act or what to say. We feel judged, inadequate, or unattractive. Those powerful negative feelings cloud our awareness that we DO have control. We do have the power and ability within us to boost self-confidence in the short term, and to learn the skills of confidence to sustain it for a lifetime.

I have reached out to top online personal development experts to share some wisdom with you about putting self-confidence back in YOUR control.

Here are 15 confidence boosting quotes to inspire you . . . (more…)

Am I Attractive? Get The Truth

A few months ago I had a poll on the sidebar of Live Bold and Bloom asking people their most debilitating low confidence issue. The majority of responders listed lack of confidence about their appearance. Most people wonder on a daily basis, “Am I attractive enough?” In a culture than places so much emphasis on…  Continue Reading

The Simple Self-Confidence Course Is Open

In a survey on Live Bold and Bloom, I asked readers to share the primary personal development problem holding them back from living a successful and happy life. The vast majority of responders identified low self-confidence as their main issue. This answer didn’t surprise me, as I’ve spent years coaching clients who so wanted to…  Continue Reading

How Low Self-Confidence Will Cost You Thousands

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Every year we have the opportunity to start with a fresh slate. The New Year yawns before us, brimming with opportunity and new beginnings. Whether or not we consciously make resolutions for the coming year, most of us have a sense of what we want to achieve for the year. According to a 2012 Harris…  Continue Reading

How To Boost Your Self-Confidence After Failure

“Our greatest glory is not in never failing, but in rising up every time we fail.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson There’s nothing like good old-fashioned failure to send your self-confidence into a nose dive. I’m not talking about the little flubs and foibles of life. I’m talking big, fat, fall-on-your-face failure. Failure like . . ….  Continue Reading

25 Best Self-Improvement Blog Posts Of 2013

There are just a few more weeks left in 2013. In these last days of the year, I find myself reflecting on all I’ve accomplished and learned over the past 12 months and how I’ve changed and grown as a person. Since I started my blog several years ago, my inner journey has been chronicled…  Continue Reading

How To Be More Confident As We Age

Do you ever catch a glimpse of yourself in the mirror as you’re coming out of the shower or getting dressed — and your eyes zero in on “that part?” You know the one that’s shape-shifting and so obediently obeying the laws of gravity? That wasn’t there last week was it? Or last year? You…  Continue Reading

How To Build Self-Confidence

I have been in Italy for over a week. I’m sitting in an airport hotel next to Malpensa airport just outside of Milan. About 15 minutes ago, we dropped off the rental car after a day of driving from the countryside in the Piedmonte region of northern Italy (where we spent the week) to Milan…  Continue Reading

Boost Self-Esteem By Loving Your Flaws And Failures

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;  courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference.” ~Reinhold Niebuhr Think for a minute about the things you mentally say to yourself that are critical and negative. You may not be consciously aware of how often these thoughts…  Continue Reading

Boost Self-Confidence With These 10 Surprising Actions

Do you consider yourself self-confident? Self-confidence is the feeling of assurance in who you are — in spite of your life circumstances or achievements. It is the ability to love and accept yourself, flaws and all, and view yourself from a perspective of optimistic realism and acceptance. Most of us at some point in our…  Continue Reading

50 Things You Can Do To Improve Your Self-Esteem

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I was talking with a friend this weekend who is suffering from low self-esteem. After hearing the way this lovely young woman was talking about herself, so blind to her own beauty, intelligence, and talents, I blurted out, “You must begin to love yourself. You have so much to offer.” She looked at me with…  Continue Reading

How to Make Big, Bold, Wildly Exciting Things Happen in Your Life

You’re going to think this is a weird way to begin this article when you read what I write next, but bear with me. You’ll see the relevance shortly. Sometimes in the morning when I’m taking a shower, and it’s cold in the house, I can stand under the warm water forever. It feels so…  Continue Reading

How to Love Your Body Image

When I was 17, I found a stretch mark on my thigh — the result of a rapid growth spurt. I agonized for days over that stretch mark, and even cried when showing it to my mom in my great distress. She laughed a little at my angst, but to me, it was one of…  Continue Reading